DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Drew Smyly struck out nine in five scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Thursday night in Major League Baseball’s second annual “Field of Dreams” game.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins solidified their bullpen by acquiring left-hander Tanner Scott and right-hander Cole Sulser from the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night for two minor leaguers, a player to be named later and a draft pick.
A total of 156 players agreed to contracts in the hours before the delayed deadline to exchange proposed salaries with teams in arbitration and just three reached multiyear deals, all for two years: third baseman Matt Chapman and Toronto at $25 million, outfielder Darin Ruf and San Francisco at $6.25 million and left-hander Richard Bleier and Miami at $6 million.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles reached a $1.05 million deal with left-hander Tanner Scott on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.
First baseman Trey Mancini and left-hander John Means were also eligible for arbitration, and the team has not reached settlements with them.