The Cubs made minor news on Friday as they expressed interest in former Milwaukee Brewers’ closer John Axford and were linked with Joba Chamberlin.
The Seattle Mariners signed free agent second baseman Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract to start an eventful Hot Stove day. The New York Mets signed outfielder Curtis Granderson promoting the Yankees to sign Carlos Beltran. The Yanks also signed Hiroki Kuroda while Mike Napoli will return to the Boston Red Sox.
Chicago Tribune: Epstein sticking with Cubs’ long-term plan
CSN Chicago: Cubs looking at Axford in search for closer
Cubs.com: Cubs keeping options open for shortstop Baez
The Seattle Times: Report: Robinson Cano agrees to deal with Mariners
FOX Sports: Granderson agrees to four-year, $60 million deal with Mets
CBS Sports: Yankees agree to three-year contract with Beltran
ESPN Boston: Mike Napoli agrees to 2 years, $32M
New York Post: Yankees retain Kuroda to 1-year, $16M deal
CBS Sports: Rangers agree to deal with catcher Arencibia