Baseball is back as MLB’s Opening Day hits off with 13 games and the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh to face the National League Central opponent Pirates.
In ex-Cubs news, Josh Beckett beat out Paul Maholm for the fifth spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation and the Cleveland Indians signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor league deal.
FOX Sports: Padres get to Wilson after Ryu’s 7 shutout innings
Chicago Sun-Times: Long season may lie ahead for Cubs; but on Opening day, anything can happen
Cubs.com: Pirates face Cubs for second straight Opening Day
Chicago Tribune: Cubs place three on DL
Daily Herald: Opening Day is all about firsts
ESPN Chicago: More intrigue in Cubs roster than year ago
CSN Chicago: Cubs’ Bosio: NL Central is toughest division to pitch in
Cubs Den: Cubs could be primed for a surprise season as “mid-term” portion of plan starts to come to fruition
CBS Sports: Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen on DL with lower back strain
NBC Sports: Indians sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal