Wil Myers readily embraced the role of team leader last season. It was something he didn't seek but was thrust upon him by virtue of a big contract signed in January and his relative seniority among a young team's position players.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pleased to learn that all 30 major-league teams will wear Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps to honor the 17 people who died in a shooting last week at his alma mater.
With virtually every position already a lock for the Houston Astros at the beginning of spring training, the toughest decision manager A.J. Hinch might have to make this spring is which of his talented pitchers won't make the rotation.