Outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in spring training, is joining the Cubs on a one-year deal.
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Reliever Jeremy Jeffress has agreed to a one-year, $800K deal with the Cubs, a source tells ESPN.
Before managing his first game, Chicago's new skipper is soaking in advice from across baseball and beyond.
Cincinnati is making the moves to win this winter. The rest of the division is not.
Reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to a one-year deal with the Marlins. Kintzler compiled a 2.68 ERA and 1.018 WHIP last season with the Cubs.
The Red Sox, Cubs, Indians and Rockies face tough decisions in weighing offers for their stars.
The Chicago Cubs acquired reliever Travis Lakins from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash on Tuesday.
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Wrigley Field safety netting will go past where the old bullpens were, to the elbows where the walls jut out toward the left & right field corners, Cubs Business Ops. Pres. Crane Kenney said Sat. MLB announced in Dec. that all 30 teams would extend netting for 2020. Court documents obtained last month by ESPN's Outside the Lines say the team stated 510 fans were injured by foul balls at Wrigley since 2015. A Cubs spokesperson contacted by OTL would not confirm or deny that total.
In the aftermath of the Astros' cheating scandal, a big question lingers for former Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was rocked by Houston during the 2017 World Series: "Was I tipping [pitches], or were they stealing [signs]?"
Check out updates for teams in Florida and Arizona for spring training, including the defending champion Nationals.
Kris Bryant, who had a .282 batting average with 31 home runs and 77 RBIs last season, has reached a one-year, $18.6 million deal with the Cubs, sources told ESPN.
Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.
With the big wave of winter moves settling down, we stack up the rosters as spring training approaches.
From superstars to fading prospects, here's who could be on the move this year.
An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at an Astros game last May says the child's brain injury is permanent and that she is at risk of having seizures for life.
A big name in a new uniform and an Astros ruling could come soon. What else will define the year ahead in baseball?
With numerous moves involving big-name starters already this offseason, we rank all 30 rotations as things stand right now.
The Cubs and reliever Ryan Tepera agreed Friday to a one-year deal that pays a $900,000 salary while in the major leagues.
The Red Sox will pay a team record $13.4 million luxury tax after failing to make the playoffs, and the Yankees finished with a $6.7 million bill, likely a fraction of what they will pay next year. The Cubs must pay $7.6 million.
Beltre and Scherzer? Yeah, those worked out. Pujols and Chris Davis? Yikes. These are the moves that made or broke your team.
While we saw record pitching payouts in San Diego, these squads should invest in their lineups for 2020.
The Cubs and Brandon Morrow have agreed to a minor league deal that will bring the oft-injured reliever who hasn't pitched since the first half of 2018 back to Chicago, a source told ESPN.
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A day after MLB announced safety netting extensions will have been installed at all 30 ballparks for 2020, the Cubs say the specifics for Wrigley Field aren't set yet. A team spokesman gave a statement to ESPN's Outside the Lines: "Given the unique design of the walls along the playing field surface which are landmarked, we are still reviewing options that provide the safest and enjoyable environment for fans."
One club needs a third baseman. The other needs pitching help and controllable players. Could a deal happen?