3/26 Roster moves, lineup and more
* Donnie Murphy was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Wednesday, and catcher George Kottaras placed on unconditional waivers. Losing Murphy would appear to clear a spot for Mike Olt, but manager Rick Renteria would only say they’ll let that situation play itself out. With Kottaras gone, Renteria announced that John Baker will be the backup catcher and Eli Whiteside is headed to Triple-A Iowa.
* The Cubs play the Diamondbacks today in Scottsdale. Justin Ruggiano was in the original lineup, but was scratched to give his left ankle more time to heal. Here’s the lineup:
* With the roster moves, the Cubs’ spring camp roster is now at 34 with three pitchers (Jake Arrieta, James McDonald and Kyuji Fukikawa) expected to open on the disabled list. That number also includes Whiteside.
– Carrie Muskat