3/4 Morning Marquee: Cubs sign 19 players, Bill Buckner retires


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The Chicago Cubs won their first Catcus League game on Monday with a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The game also marked the first Spring training home run by top prospect Javier Baez, who played short stop on the day.

Chicago Cubs affiliate Boise Hawks’ hitting coach Bill Buckner retired from baseball to spend more time with his family. Buckner played with the Cubs from 1977-1984, including an All-Star season in 1981. Buckner is best remembered for a fielding error during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets, while in a Boston Red Sox uniform.

The Cubs also signed 19 players to one-year deals, all with fewer than three years of experience.

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