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3/21 Morning Marquee: Mike Olt debuts at 3B, Trevor Gretzky dealt for Matt Scioscia


Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs fell 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon to the Seattle Mariners. Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija threw 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball and Mike Olt debuted at third base.

The Cubs shipped minor league outfielder Trevor Gretzky to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Matt Scioscia, the son of Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Gretzky is the son of Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky.

Around the league, contract talks between Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have fizzled, Aroldis Chapman likely out for only four to six weeks, the Baltimore Orioles sign right-hander reliever Luis Ayala, and Samardzija thinks the protective caps for pitchers look stupid.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Baez remains destined for Iowa

Chicago Sun-Times: Starlin Castro hopes to be good for Cubs’ opener

Daily Herald: Sounds like a good fit in Cubs booth

ESPN Chicago: Trevor Gretzky dealt for Matt Scioscia

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Samardzija has no interest in a protective cap

Cubs.com: Ryan Roberts refuses to dwell on uncertainty of job

Fox Sports: Masterson appears headed to free agency after talks fizzle

CBS Sports: Aroldis Chapman has plate inserted, likely out 4-6 weeks

NBC Sports: Orioles sign Nationals castoff Luis Ayala

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