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NL Central News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has agreed to a one year deal worth $10.25 million, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation. Garza's agents from CAA also tweeted about the deal.
Share TweetRick Ankiel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetOutfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year contract, more than doubling his salary.
On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessonsUpdated Jan 17 Share TweetCubs top prospect Javier Baez has been on the fast track, and on Thursday he completed one week of the team's first rookie development camp.
Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley FieldUpdated Jan 17 Share TweetThe Ricketts family, owners of the Cubs, reportedly have signed an agreement to build a hotel across from Wrigley Field on the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets.
Pirates re-sign righty Karstens to 1-year dealUpdated Jan 17 Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates and right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens have agreed to a one-year contract.Source: ESPN.com
Bucs invite top prospects Cole, Taillon to campUpdated Jan 17 Share TweetThe Pirates extended invitations to big league Spring Training camp to four players on Thursday, including top prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon.
USA Announces WBC RosterJan 17Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami HeatJan 17The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?Jan 17Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picksJan 17It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksJan 17Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks