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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 24 hours ago
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 (2 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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  • Pirates add Hart to mix with 1-year deal

    Pirates add Hart to mix with 1-year deal

    MLB.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    The Pirates signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year deal for the 2015 season on Friday. According to reports, Hart will get $2.5 million from the Pirates, and his contract includes another $2.5 million in incentives.
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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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  • After playing a lot in '14, Pena stays home this offseason

    After playing a lot in '14, Pena stays home this offseason

    MLB.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    Reds backup catcher Brayan Pena is usually a lock to play winter ball during his offseason, but that isn't the case during this particular offseason. Pena has decided to skip it this year -- pretty much.
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  • Brewers coach LeBoeuf undeterred by cancer battle

    Brewers coach LeBoeuf undeterred by cancer battle

    MLB.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    Limitations in his legs caused by cancer hasn't stopped Minor League coach Al LeBoeuf from instructing his players and son on the field.
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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 (5 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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  • Rockies, SS Descalso agree to 2-year deal

    Rockies, SS Descalso agree to 2-year deal

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (5 days ago)
    The Colorado Rockies reached agreement Tuesday on a two-year contract with former St. Louis Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso, the team announced.
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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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  • County has unique plan to fix Reds park's seats

    County has unique plan to fix Reds park's seats

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart.
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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 (6 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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  • Brewers to honor Selig with stadium exhibit

    Brewers to honor Selig with stadium exhibit

    ESPN.com Dec 15 (6 days ago)
    The Milwaukee Brewers will honor outgoing baseball commissioner Bud Selig with an interactive exhibit at Miller Park.
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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 (6 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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  • 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 - A Good Day For The Cubs 01:43

    A Good Day For The Cubs

    Dec 10
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the team's signing of free-agent starter Jon Lester and acquisition of catcher Miguel Montero in a trade with the Diamondbacks.

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