Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 11/15

Chicago Cubs top prospect Albert Almora suffered a minor injury Thursday afternoon in the Mesa Solar Sox 9-3 East Division clinching win over the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League. He played another inning before being replaced. The Solar Sox will play the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL Championship game at Scottsdale, this Saturday at 2 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on MLB Network.

Major League Baseball is withdrawing its proposal for a new bidding system with Japan, making it uncertain whether prized pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be on the market this off-season. MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred said Japanese officials had not acted quickly enough on MLB’s proposal for a new agreement and that a new proposal will be forwarded. Cubs’ General Manager Jed Hoyer has expressed interested in adding the star Japanese right-hander to the Cubs’ rotation.

Chicago Tribune: MLB owners approve expanded replay for 2014

Chicago Sun-Times: Yankees’ GM Cashman on Girardi to Cubs: ‘I never felt he was leaving us

ESPN Chicago: Expect more inexpensive additions to Cubs

CSN Chicago: Former Cub coach Walker’s voice remains undiscovered

Cubs Den: Cubs don’t need to prove market status by spending indiscriminately

FOX Sports: MLB move jeopardizes Tanaka market

CBS Sports: The Ellsbury benchmark: Ex-Sox teammate Crawford’s $142M

NBC Sports: Report: Logan Morrison drawing “significant” trade interest

Long Island Newsday: Sources: A-Rod to meet with MLB on Friday

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