When Cubs player Addison Russell stepped to the mic late last week in front of a room full of reporters, he stuck to a simple message: "I am accountable for my past actions," a phrase he repeated more than once in the nearly 20-minute exchange.
Having watched the San Diego Padres reach a $300 million, 10-year deal with Manny Machado, Pirates owner Bob Nutting doesn't think it makes sense Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington to add a pricey free agent.
Derek Dietrich didn't have a team after the Miami Marlins designated him for assignment in November. The utility player has wound up with a team from his home state. Dietrich agreed to a minor league deal this week with the Cincinnati Reds.