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The Chicago split two games while the club was in split-squad action on Saturday afternoon. They fell 9-4 to the New York Mets in Las Vegas and earned a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz.
Around the league, the Washington Nationals acquired Brandon Laird from the Royals, the Atlanta Braves will stick to the plan even if Brandon Beachy needs Tommy John surgery, and the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates have seen prospects crack into their 40-man roster.
Cubbies Crib: Cubs rally late to top Royals 6-5
Chicago Tribune: Video: Cubs’ Bryant on Las Vegas homecoming
Daily Herald: Cubs to give Olt a try at third next week
Fox Sports: Braves plan to stand pat even if Brandon Beachy needs Tommy John surgery
NBC Sports: Nationals acquire infielder Brandon Laird from the Royals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Piscotty jumps into picture with Cards