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3/19 Morning Marquee: Cubs make roster cuts, Starlin Castro ’90 percent’


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Mike Olt and top prospect Javier Baez hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs as they scored five unearned runs off the Texas Rangers in the third inning, but the Rangers rallied back for a 7-6 win in the tenth inning.

The Cubs made eight roster cuts yesterday, including Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson who were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Shortstop Starlin Castro says his hamstring is at ’90 percent’ and he believes he will be ready for Opening Day.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs option former top picks Vitters, Jackson

Chicago Sun-Times: Ryan Kalish a new man with Cubs after spinal fusion

ESPN Chicago: McDonald: A little tendinitis symptoms

CSN Chicago: Starlin Castro up to ’90 percent’ as Cubs face injury issues

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Final spring question: Kelly or Martinez?

Cincinnati Enquirer: Reds in market for shortstop depth?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Closer Jim Henderson has struggled in spring training

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Injury creates quandary with Pirates’ plans at catcher

Fox Sports: Angels have big bats, fresh energy, but one nagging problem remains

CBS Sports: Rangers DH Mitch Moreland may begin season on DL

NBC Sports: Indians sign former top prospect Adam Millers to minors deal

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