Los Angeles Dodgers
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.
Jose Abreu went 4-for-4.
Clayton Kershaw struck out eight in six innings, and Yasiel Puig and Jimmy Rollins homered.
Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy got tagged as Chris Coghlan homered and drove in three runs.
Lester pitched three-hit ball for three shutout innings. He struck out two in the Cubs first win of the spring.
Clayton Kershaw retired all six White Sox hitters he faced.
Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Avisail Garcia and Alexei Ramirez had two hits apiece for Chicago.
With Chris Sale out, Quintana would like consideration for an Opening Day start.
The Cubs put a $155 million bet down on their bright future.
The Cubs, Giants, Red Sox and Dodgers remain involved.
Lester’s expected to make a decision in the next week or so.
There’s a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.
The White Sox will play 14 games at Camelback Ranch.
The Mets, Yankees and Dodgers are all interested in White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
Russell Martin is highly respected for his work with different pitching staffs.
Martin hit .290 and had a .402 on-base percentage in 2014.
Maddon is a free agent manager after opting out on his deal with Tampa Bay.
The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.
The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year.
Aside from a seemingly generous strike zone, Scott also appeared to clap when Yasiel Puig was struck out during the third inning.