4/14 Morning Marquee: Javier Baez placed on DL, Justin Grimm for closer?


Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs dropped their third straight series as they their comeback attempt fell short against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

To make things worse, the organization’s top prospect Javier Baez was officially placed on the seven day disabled list with an ankle sprain while taking grounders during batting practice on Friday. One bright spot for the Cubs was the return and strong performance from Welsey Wright, who had not pitched in nine days prior to Sunday’s game.

Around the league, Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer Brian Wilson is ready to come off the DL while fellow NL West pitcher Brett Anderson of the Rockies goes on the DL with a broken finger and ‘SNL’ did a hilarious sketch on Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter David Ortiz.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Renteria stands by Jackson

Chicago Sun-Times: Justin Grimm has eye on Cubs’ closer job

ESPN Chicago: Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 6, Cubs 4

Cubbies Crib: Javier Baez placed on 7-day DL with ankle sprain

CSN Chicago: Samardzija backs Northwestern football players in union fight

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Kyle Lohse pitches a gem as Brewers sweep Pirates

Cincinnati Enquirer: Flexor mass strain to shut Mat Latos down 10-14 days

NBC Sports: Brian Wilson is ready to come off of the disabled list

CBS Sports: Rockies’ Brett Anderson diagnosed with broken finger

FOX Sports: Kenan Thompson does hilarious David Ortiz send-up on ‘SNL’

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