Colorado Rockies


MESA, Ariz. – This has been a different spring for Jeff Samardzija. He’s a clubhouse elder statesman now, the media’s go-to guy and a trade-rumors magnet.


The White Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Matt Lindstrom on Saturday, according to a media report.


Ian Stewart will not have it as good as he did last winter, when the Cubs handed him the third-base job after making him the centerpiece of a four-player trade with the Colorado Rockies.


In Theo Epsteins mind, players can be divided into two categories: Those who are part of the core, and those who are not.