Rockies catcher Michael McKenry knows better than to believe his solid 2014 season automatically means bigger and better in '15, but though the decision is not in his hands, he is ready to take on No. 1 duty.
Addison Russell, the Cubs No. 2 prospect and the 11th overall pick in the 2012 draft, went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home run.
Slowed early in 2014 by an elbow strain, D-backs pitching prospect Archie Bradley had a solid recovery over the summer and he already has made three starts for the Arizona Fall League's Salt River Rafters. He is 0-2 with a 10.29 ERA, allowing 12 hits and six walks to go with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Dodgers starter Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) A/C shoulder joint Wednesday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum missed Tuesday's pregame introductions because he was sick to his stomach, manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.