Jason Hammel


Joe Ross pitched admirably in his MLB debut but it wasn’t enough to overcome another poor showing from the Nationals’ lineup in a 4-2 loss to the Cubs.


2014 record: 73-89, 5th place in NL Central

Manager: Joe Maddon, 1st season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $110 million


SAN DIEGO – Twelve days after the Orioles acquired Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians, the left-hander was on the move again.


The general managers meetings begin on Monday in Phoenix. Agents visit general managers, and trades are discussed. This offseason is expected to be full of activity.


Joe Saunders wasn’t with the Orioles for long. He seemed to fit in nicely and made a major contribution, but he may not return in 2013.