3/28 Morning Marquee: Trio makes Chicago Cubs roster, Miguel Cabrera extension


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Third baseman Mike Olt, outfielder Ryan Kalish, and utility player Emilio Bonifacio made the Chicago Cubs’ 25-man roster on Thursday morning.

After the news, Travis Wood threw three scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox in their final Cactus League game this spring.

Shortstop Starlin Castro is slated to play with the major league team in exhibition games one or both of the next two days against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Around the league, the Detroit Tigers and perennial All-Star Miguel Cabrera are close to agreement on a 10-year, $292 million extension while Tony Clark was confirmed as the new executive director for Major League Baseball’s Player Association.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Baker feels ‘validated’ by promotion

Chicago Sun-Times: Rolling money forward could put Cubs in position for a splash

Daily Herald: Olt, Kalish make the cut for Cubs

ESPN Chicago: Castro to begin major league action

CSN Chicago: Whatever happens next, Samardzija can’t wait for Cubs season

FOX Sports: Tigers-Cabrera extension: average annual value of $31 million

CBS Sports: Tony Clark ‘overwhelmingly confirmed’ as new MLBPA chief

NBC Sports: Olney: MLB executives are “appalled” over the Miguel Cabrera extension

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