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NL Central News and Rumors
The Cubs aren't finished shopping for pitching and are reportedly pursuing free agents Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva.Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers sign right-hander Figaro to Minors dealThe Brewers signed right-hander Alfredo Figaro to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training, raising to four the number of non-roster pitchers who will compete for a job on a team in the process of renovating its bullpen.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 19, 2012HOUSTON (AP) -- The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays claim Storey off waivers from AstrosThe Blue Jays claimed right-hander Mickey Storey off waivers from the Astros on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Leake could still get plugged into Reds' rotationAs they work to prepare Aroldis Chapman for a transition from closer to starting pitcher, the Reds have not cast aside the pitcher many assumed would be losing his spot in the process. Fifth starter Mike Leake appears to still be in the team's plans.Upvote Share Tweet