UPDATES & NEWS
Matt Garza gets roughed up in his spring debut with his new club as he allowed four hits, four earned runs and two walks without a strikeout against the Rockies.
Garza lasted just one inning (28 pitches) against a Rockies team that had all the top players in the lineup. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, "He (Garza) was just all over the place. His command, changeup and fastball were certainly not where he wanted. But, hey, he got in a lot of pitches." Garza was quoted as saying, "I have a history of very not good springs. I don't take pride in that, but I take pride in my work when I get it done. And when the bell rings, I'm ready to go. However I've got to get them, I'm going to get them." I am not sure I willing to bet on that this year with Garza, who also has been plagued with injuries the last couple years.rnrnrnrnrnrnANALYST: Michael Pichan
Cubs will recall Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Welp, this is a surprise. Russell is arguably a better prospect than Kris Bryant, albeit from more of a real-life than fantasy perspective. He had 11 hits in 37 at-bats at Iowa with a home run and will immediately slot in as the Cubs' everyday second baseman. The Cubs aren't likely to fool around with a prospect of Russell's caliber, so you can expect he'll be in the lineup as long as he's on the 25-man roster. He needs to be owned in all leagues and has the potential to contribute in both the power and speed categories and will qualify at both MI positions. Get excited. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Frankie Hammond signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender.
Although it’s harsh to say, many receivers see their careers take a downfall after going to Kansas City. Alex Smith isn’t capable of helping his star wideouts produce big numbers. Last year was a prime example in that Smith never connected with a wide receiver for a touchdown. Jeremy Maclin should break that this year and put up decent numbers, but he is the only wide receiver in Kansas City that should be drafted. Stay away from Hammond. Analysis: Colby Conway