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The Chicago Cubs reached an agreement with lefty reliever Wesley Wright on a one0year deal with $1.425 million. Wright spent last season with the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. He joined Tampa Bay via a waiver claim during the stretch drive last summer. He had a combined 3.69 ERA in 53 2/3 innings for the two teams. He went 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 16 appearances for the Rays. Tampa Bay has expressed interest in bringing Wright back for 2014 after being non-tendered but the Cubs obviously had other plans. Wright could serve as a lefty specialist for Chicago .

Cubs agree to terms with Wesley Wright

As most of the baseball talk in Chicago's north side continues to center around whether or not Jeff Samardzija has been placed on the trading block, the Cubs made a minor move late-Wednesday signing left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a 1-year contract, for a reported $1.42 mm.The #Cubs signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract believed to be for $1.425...

Cubs sign reliever Wesley Wright

getty images The Chicago Cubs have signed left handed relief pitcher Wesley Wright to a one-year deal worth $1.425 million. Wright, 28, was recently non-tendered by the Tampa Bay Rays. The #Cubs signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract believed to be for $1.425 million. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 5, 2013 Last season Wright posted a 3.69...

Rays re-sign reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to 1-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year deal with 1.5 million guaranteed, the team announced Thursday. The figure can increase to 2.9 million if performance bonuses are reached. The Rays signed Oviedo, 31, before last season, but the right-hander formerly known as Leo Nunez never pitched because he was healing from Tommy John surgery. From 2009 to...

ESPN reporter gets blasted by Cubs infielder after insulting him on Twitter

Jesse Rogers, ESPN beat reporter for the Chicago Cubs, sent out the tweet below on Wednesday in regards to rumors of a new posting system in Major League Baseball this offseason. One of the rumors going around is that if teams tied for the highest bid, the team with the lowest winning percentage the season prior would win the bid. Talk about tanking in Sept when you know there is...

Rays "hopeful" of re-signing Loney

The Rays still need a first baseman, and team president Matt Silverman said this morning they are "hopeful" of re-signing free agent James Loney, who is also of considerable interest to the Pirates. "He's someone that we're interested in, and he knows that,'' Silverman said this morning on WDAE-620 AM radio. "The good thing for us is he liked...

Tampa Bay Rays re-sign Jose Molina

The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed veteran catcher Jose Molina as part of their efforts to put out a starting nine that can make a serious run in the 2014 season.  The Rays and Molina agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract after the catcher declared free agency this offseason.  Molina has also agreed to pay $40,000 to the Rays Baseball Foundation over the course of his next...

Sam Fuld is drawing “lots of interest” in free agency

The Legend of Sam Fuld, it appears, will live on. Fuld was non-tendered by the Rays earlier this week, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that the 32-year-old outfielder has received “lots of interest” since hitting free agency. He’s only been on the market for a couple of days and is still sorting through the opportunities, so nothing is considered imminent.

Tampa Bay Rays Score Ryan Hanigan & Heath Bell In Three-Way Deal

In a rare three-way trade, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Ryan Hanigan from the Cincinnati Reds and Heath Bell from the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Rays sent Justin Choate, a right handed pitching prospect, and a player-to-be-named or cash considerations to the Snakes.  Arizona sent left-handed prospect David Holmberg to the Reds. The trade is an unusual one for Tampa in that they...

Dec. 3 Cubs Recap

OF Darnell McDonald made his debut in the Mexican Pacific Winter League on Tuesday night going 1-2 for Obregon. McDonald was signed to a minor league contract in November. Junior Lake (.362) moved back in the lead for the DWL batting title with three hits.

The Price for David Price

The hot stove raging inferno season has included a lot of activity so far, but despite all the moves and the rumored moves, there hadn’t been a lot of reported activity around the winter’s biggest trade chip, at least until last night. That’s when Jeff Passan reported that talks with Tampa Bay about acquiring David Price were expected to heat up soon, naming the Mariners,...

Report: David Price Expected to Be Shopped This Week, With Dodgers, Mariners, Rangers, Blue Jays Among Those in Mix

The Rays probably can’t keep ace David Price, and they’re expected to take a more public step in admitting that within the next few days. Teams are preparing for Tampa Bay to start listening to offers for the lefty as soon as this week, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports. The Rays will look to get the best package possible in return — not necessarily just young talent ...

Yankees Close on Deal With Kelly Johnson

The suddenly aggressive New York Yankees are close to an agreemen with free-agent Kelly Johnson on a one-year deal worth between $2.75 -$3 million. Johnson would serve a super utility role for the Bronx Bombers and add some insurance if indeed the team loses Robinson Cano. Johnson could also see increased time at third base depending on the outcome of the Alex Rodriguez ruling. Johnson...

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/05/13

Pitching Analysis The off-season season series focused on the Cubs’ minor league position players and pitchers concludes today. After taking a look at the possible pitching staffs for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A Daytona and Low-A Kane County, the pitching analysis wraps with an overview of the prospects in the lower levels of the Cubs’ system. Lower Levels of Minor...

Hamren extends Sweden deal

Sweden have extended the contract of coach Erik Hamren, despite their failure to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. […]

Sam Fuld Would be Great Insurance in Center Field

By Fenway Refugee Insider, Bill Wellman I’m a happy man: the price of insurance just dropped. No, I’m not talking about striking a better deal thanks to Flo the Progressive Girl or some anthropomorphic gecko. I’m talking about insurance for Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field next year. Many have hesitated in trusting the job to him, but with Nava, Gomes...
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