Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs’ presence felt in MLB top 100 prospects
The Chicago Cubs put six prospects in the MLB top 100, with Kris Bryant claiming the No. 2 spot. Many were surprised to see the Twins’ Byron Buxton take the top spot, as he dealt with injuries last season after being ranked at the top of last years list as well. Not far behind Bryant is Addison Russell, giving the Cubs two top 10 prospects. They’re joined by Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber, Albert Amora and C.J. Edwards.
After a heartbreaking loss in the Super Bowl, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will try to use baseball to clear his mind as he’ll once again attend spring training with the Texas Rangers. The former N.C. State infielder was drafted in 2010 by the Colorado Rockies, but chose to pursue his football career. The Rangers then acquired him in the Triple-A edition of the Rule 5 draft. He batted .229 in 315 at-bats in two years in the minors, while stealing 15 bases in 61 games.
The San Francisco Giants have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Brandon Belt to avoid arbitration. The deal is reportedly worth $3.6 million, but has not been confirmed. Belt suffered through two injuries last season, missing much of the 2014 campaign after finding himself on the DL only once before.
Here are those and other stories from around the league:
‘Cubs’ prospects highlight MLB top 100′ – Cubbies Crib
‘QB Russell Wilson will join Rangers in ST again’ – MLB.com
‘Giants avoid arbitration with Brandon Belt’ – Around the Foghorn
‘The Andruw Jones comeback may be on’ – MLB.com
‘James Shields could have to settle for a three-year deal’ – Cubbies Crib