Troy Tulowitzki said Sunday night he has had three to four conversations with club officials, who promised to keep him informed if there is any movement. The communication has made it easier for Tulowitzki to focus on getting better.
David Ross and Jon Lester appear to be together again. The Cubs have reportedly signed Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract, according to FOXSports.com. Several Boston media outlets confirmed the deal on Friday. The Cubs, who would have to make a roster move to open a spot for Ross, would not comment on the reports. The deal most likely is pending a physical.
Dave Stewart was determined to reach his goal of becoming a big league GM from the day he delivered his last pitch, in 1995. He was handed the job in Arizona by the same man who used to hand him the ball in Oakland.
The Dodgers released reliever Brian Wilson on Friday and the club will be responsible for the 32-year-old right-hander's $10 million salary for 2015.
It's been a surprising, slow-to-develop Hot Stove season for the Giants. But all could be forgotten in a hurry next spring if Matt Cain returns strong to join Madison Bumgarner in one of baseball's best 1-2 combinations