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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss mental v physical mistakes starting with A.Rizzo misplaying a ball during a relay competition on Friday. He did the same last spring but went on to win the Gold and Platinum gloves.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javy Baez shows off his World Series tattoo which was completed on Thursday night: "They can't take away the World Series we won nor this tattoo," he said.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javy Baez is borrowing this Polaris Slingshot until his car arrives at Cubs camp. He says it's too cold to drive in the mornings right now in Az. but he likes it nonetheless.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Sight seen at Cubs rally in Mesa

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Maddon family hanging out with a certain trophy,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon on Pedro Strop contract extension: "He's a perfect fit for us."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs reliever Pedro Strop discuss his trade to the Cubs and his connection to the fans. He signed a contract extension on Friday.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson still is being asked to take it slow this spring. A back injury last year will have him playing in "controlled settings" and simulated games when the Cactus League schedule begins this weekend. As for starting the season on the roster, "we're not so sure," manager Dave Roberts said.

Randy Scott ESPN 

Betting on bowling with Mookie Betts is a dangerous way to make a living. Had fun with the Red Sox RF as SportsCenter's FL Spring Training Tour continues in Fort Myers.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Urias and Scott Kazmir on track to pitch for the Dodgers in Cactus League games next week. Clayton Kershaw will throw one inning Saturday, while Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda will pitch two innings in stars Sunday and Monday respectively.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

No first baseman has been named for the Dodgers' Cactus League opener Saturday. Adrian Gonzalez is out with tennis elbow and manager Dave Roberts said Chase Utley will not get the call either.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Club execs say their impression is that Joe Blanton won't sign for a pay cut -- anything less than the $4 million he made last year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Strop will make $5.85 million in 2018 while his club option is for $6.25 million in 2019 with a 500k buyout.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Strop is now signed through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Strop has agreed to a contract extension

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs relay throw competition. Round 1 here was won by Miguel Montero's group but Anthony Rizzo dropped a ball in the finals. The foursome led by Russell and Kawasaki won.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Porcello will throw two-inning simulated game Sunday. If he pitches every fifth day thereafter, with one extra day built in because of March 22 off-day, Porcello would make six spring-training starts and be lined up to start Opening Day on April 3 at Fenway.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs gather around the World Series trophy which has arrived at camp in advance of a rally hosted by the city of Mesa, Az. It emerges in the hands of security.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts took grounders at third base today to prep for position switch with shortstop-stocked Netherlands in World Baseball Classic. "Bogey sees himself as a shortstop," said Red Sox manager John Farrell, who noted "this is for a short period of time vs. a career change."