This is the January 17, 2013 news archive. View today's NL Central rumors and news.
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 Tweet
ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Share TweetOutfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year contract, more than doubling his salary.Share Tweet
On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessonsCubs 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.Share Tweet
Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley FieldThe 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.Share Tweet
Pirates re-sign righty Karstens to 1-year dealESPN.com Jan 17, 2013The Pittsburgh Pirates and right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens have agreed to a one-year contract.Share Tweet
Bucs invite top prospects Cole, Taillon to campThe Pirates extended invitations to big league Spring Training camp to four players on Thursday, including top prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon.Share Tweet