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The Chicago Cubs have signed free agent outfielder Scott Hairston to a two-year contract worth up to $6 million, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds favorably to Wrigley Field renovation plansyahoo.com Updated Jan 23, 2013Over the weekend the Chicago Cubs announced plans for a massive $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field that, in their estimation, would take five offseasons to complete. At the same time, the Cubs stated their willingness to pay for the entire renovat…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 23, 2013PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and shortstop Cliff Pennington have avoided an arbitration hearing by reaching a two-year, $5 million contract agreement, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros express gratitude to military at luncheonMLB.com Updated Jan 23, 2013Considering the sacrifices the military has made for them through the years, the Astros were more than happy to turn the tables Wednesday afternoon and serve lunch, sign autographs and take photos with more than 250 service members and their families as…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 23, 2013ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Reliever Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet