SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jose Quintana wants to pitch Opening Day but he won’t throw a tantrum if the honor goes to Jeff Samardzija.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- He likely has another live batting practice to go, but Jesse Crain is close to game action and feeling it.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Jason Hammel had a positive spin on his sub-optimal start Thursday against the Angels that went beyond the usual “it’s just spring, I’m getting my work in” line.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s so far, so good for Chris Sale in his recovery from an avulsion fracture in his foot.
MESA, Ariz. – Phil Coke didn’t want to get into all the details. But the left-handed reliever confirmed he could have signed a major-league contract somewhere else.