Confidence, consistency key to Russell’s success

    Defensively, Addison Russell leads all National League shortstops in zone rating (.873), and is seventh in fielding percentage (.978), making 10 errors in 113 starts. It’s almost impossible to count how many times his defensive wizardry has been featur…

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    Russell homers twice, but Hammel hit hard in loss

    Nolan Arenado’s discontent came to a head Saturday night, when he and a hitting confidant argued until finding the cause. Arenado provided the solution Sunday afternoon, when he delivered two three-run homers in the Rockies’ 11-4 rout of the National L…

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    La Stella ends holdout, reports to Double-A

    Tommy La Stella has ended his holdout, joining the Cubs’ Double-A Tennessee team on Wednesday. La Stella, who would not report to the Minor Leagues after he was optioned on July 28, was to play second base and bat second for the Smokies in their game a…

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