While Josh Rutledge and Charlie Culberson are the two main contenders for the Rockies' utility infielder job, smooth-fielding non-roster invitee Paul Janish has added his name to the mix.
Justin Ruggiano homered and drove in three runs, Junior Lake smacked a tiebreaking RBI single and Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI triple in the Cubs' 10-8 win over the Brewers on Sunday in front of a Cactus League-record crowd of 14,770 at Cubs Park.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson used a replay challenge for the first time Sunday when he asked umpires to review a first-inning play at first base. With Chris Owings at first base, Paul Goldschmidt hit a grounder to first that Tommy Medica bobbled and then had to race Goldschmidt to the bag.
These are the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are star power. They lead the National League in name recognition. They are a truly big deal and they are not positioned to suffer shrinkage any time in the foreseeable future.
The Giants Futures squad was in Scottsdale on Sunday afternoon, playing a split-squad game against a handful of regulars. And yet, 21-year-old Edwin Escobar was on the mound in Glendale, facing the archrival Dodgers before a packed house and going toe-to-toe with Clayton Kershaw. It's a sure indication that the organization thinks Escobar is not far from shedding the Giants' future label and becom