The Cubs filled two bullpen needs during the Winter Meetings with free-agent signings and hope to land another starter soon.
Cubs add reliever Steve Cishek, still seek starter as meetings wrap up
The 31-year-old right-hander had a 2.01 ERA in 49 appearances as a setup man last season for the Mariners and Rays.
The deal reportedly is for two years in the $12-14 million range.
The Cardinals landed All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna in a trade from the Marlins Wednesday, just the latest move in their aggressive winter.
“I don’t want to be in a situation where I … deserve a spot and it’s not there because of other contracts they’ve brought in,” the lefty said.
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The Cubs need pitching, and the Indians need a left-handed hitter. This could be a trade made in heaven.
The Cubs may have dodged a bullet after Shohei Ohtani decided to sign with the Angels last week as his physical came back with concerning diagnosis.
“Sources close to the pitcher” are cited saying Montgomery wants to start next year or go somewhere else where he can.
Theo Epstein put a clause in right-hander Tyler Chatwood’s three-year, $38 million deal that would give him extra money for just one Cy Young vote.
Manager Joe Maddon’s suggestion he might consider another run at last year’s failed experiment set off a Twitter storm Tuesday.
Smyly is continuing rehab since Tommy John surgery last summer.
An escalator clause tied to single potential Cy Young votes creates major conflict of interest and violates the “Schilling precedent,” says the BBWAA.
Theo Epstein was so proud of his team’s presentation and fit that he “fooled” himself into thinking the Cubs might land the Japanese free agent.
The first-year Nationals manager is on a mission to keep the Cubs from another title — and from signing away the Nats’ best player.