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Catcher David Ross to join Cubs, reunite with Jon Lester

Catcher David Ross to join Cubs, reunite with Jon Lester

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 21 (yesterday)
Not to suggest Jon Lester has any pull with the Chicago Cubs after signing a six-year, $155 million contract, but he surely can't be disappointed to hear veteran catcher David Ross will be joining him. According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, Ross and the…
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  • Twins tab Quade to manage Triple-A club

    Twins tab Quade to manage Triple-A club

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.
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  • Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waivers

    Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waivers

    MLB.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    The Cubs claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Athletics on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Donn Roach and infielder Logan Watkins were designated for assignment…
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  • Motte excited about playing for Cubs, Maddon

    Motte excited about playing for Cubs, Maddon

    MLB.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    After spending his entire career with the Cardinals, Jason Motte had no trouble signing with their biggest rival, the Cubs.
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  • Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15

    Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15

    MLB.com Dec 18 (4 days ago)
    Chicago baseball seems to have entered into an entirely new era. No pennants are won in December, but both Windy City clubs have made moves that can only be interpreted as major improvements. The Cubs have made the bigger splashes, but the White Sox hav…
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  • M's acquire Cubs' Ruggiano to fill OF void

    M's acquire Cubs' Ruggiano to fill OF void

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 17 (5 days ago)
    The Mariners have found a right-handed bat for their outfield, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City

    Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City

    MLB.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    New White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija will be stoked for the return to Wrigley Field in July, while lefty Jon Lester called his move to the Cubs "the right fit at the right time.'' The only way it can be better for Chicago fans is if it turns …
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  • Motte, Cubs agree on one-year deal for 2015

    Motte, Cubs agree on one-year deal for 2015

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    The Cubs have yet to officially announce that they have signed Jason Motte to a one-year contract, but the pitcher confirmed that he has signed with the Cardinals' rival. On Tuesday, Motte said goodbye to Cardinals fans via Twitter.
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  • Championship drought? Lester up for the challenge

    Championship drought? Lester up for the challenge

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Dec 15 (7 days ago)
    Jon Lester, who was in the Red Sox's farm system when Boston claimed the 2004 World Series trophy and snapped a lengthy title drought, is excited for the opportunity to end an even longer streak with the Cubs.
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  • Sox get Minors SS from Cubs to complete Doubront deal

    Sox get Minors SS from Cubs to complete Doubront deal

    MLB.com Dec 15 (7 days ago)
    Back on July 30, the Red Sox traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Cubs for a player to be named. Boston finally collected its return on Monday, acquiring Minor League shortstop Marco Hernandez from Chicago to complete the deal.
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  • Chicago hope: Cubs to introduce Lester on Monday

    Chicago hope: Cubs to introduce Lester on Monday

    MLB.com Dec 13
    The Cubs will formally introduce Jon Lester on Monday, and they can thank Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija for helping sell the left-hander on coming to Chicago.
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  • ABC 7 to broadcast 25 Cubs games next season

    ABC 7 to broadcast 25 Cubs games next season

    MLB.com Dec 12
    The Cubs and WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago announced a partnership Friday for television rights to 25 games per year through 2019. Starting next April, Cubs games will begin airing on ABC 7 Chicago in primetime, daytime and weekends.
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  • Video - Joe Maddon Joins Olbermann 06:40

    Joe Maddon Joins Olbermann

    Dec 16
    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon joins Keith Olbermann to discuss his Hazleton Integration project and the Cubs' outlook for the 2015 season after signing Jon Lester.
  • Video - Lester Talks Deal 01:06

    Lester Talks Deal

    Dec 15
    Jon Lester discusses what went into his decision to sign a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs.
  • Video - Cubs Looking To Make More Moves 09:57

    Cubs Looking To Make More Moves

    Dec 10
    "Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark and Keith Law report from the winter meetings on the other moves the Cubs are looking to make after signing Jon Lester.
  • Video - Why Lester Chose The Cubs 02:10

    Why Lester Chose The Cubs

    Dec 10
    Buster Olney discusses Jon Lester's decision to pick the Chicago Cubs over the Boston Red Sox.

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