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  • Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross

    Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross
    Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
  • Red Sox Send Cespedes To Tigers For Porcello; Acquire Miley, Sign Masterson

    SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox entered baseball's winter meetings in search of three starting pitchers. It appears they may have reached their goal. Hours after acquiring one starting pitcher in Arizona's Wade Miley, the Boston Red Sox unloaded outfielder...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — When I approached Jon Lester at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis five months ago and asked him about the possibility of coming to the Cubs as a free agent, he raised his eyebrows and shouted out for help. "I got my first destination...
  • Five things you should know about Jon Lester

    1. He is a cancer survivor. In 2006, he suffered a sore back and was put on the disabled list. Soon thereafter he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphona. After treatment he is now cancer free. In 2012, he started the NVRQT Campaign to support children'...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...
  • After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

    After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made
    SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action. Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings
    The Jon Lester signing wasn’t just good for the Cubs. It also was huge for MLB Network. The dramatic events of Tuesday night pulled in 179,000 viewers to MLB Network’s coverage. That shattered its previous record for the Winter Meetings by...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...