John Baker


John Baker is joining the Cubs as a baseball operations assistant.

The organization announced the move Thursday evening.


SAN DIEGO (AP) Padres third baseman Chase Headley requested a raise of nearly $7 million Friday when players and teams swapped figures in salary arbitration.


SAN DIEGO (AP) Outfielder Will Venable and the San Diego Padres have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,675,000, a raise of $1.2 million.