MESA, Ariz. — Starlin Castro didn’t want to get into the what-if scenario — the Cubs being cautious with their $60 million shortstop and putting him on the disabled list to start the season.
The Diamondbacks returned pitcher Marcos Mateo to the Cubs Thursday.
Arizona had selected Mateo in the Rule 5 draft in December.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's the classic mentality for a leadoff hitter: Get on any way you can, and it doesn't matter how.
ATLANTA (AP) Fredi Gonzalez sat down and started writing out projected lineups last week as soon as he heard the Braves had traded for Justin Upton.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Center fielder Coco Crisp strutted back into the Bay Area with puffed-up hair and a retro-style beard.