The Cubs top prospects will be on display for the world to see this afternoon when they play in the Arizona Fall League championship. The Mesa Solar Sox play the Surprise Saguaros at 2 p.m. CT on MLB Network with Cubs’ right-hander prospect Dallas Beller starting against Surprise left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles).
Japanese star pitcher Mashario Tanaka is on hold to coming to Major League Baseball after the league withdrew its proposal on making a new bidding process for players from Japan’s top league. CSN Chicago’s David Kaplan reported Friday that the Cubs have talked to right-hander Jeff Samardzija about a contract extension amidst the trade rumors circling about him.
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