Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/15


The Chicago Cubs made minor moves this week, but they still will play an important role in the team’s future. The latest move was to invoke a “fatigue” clause to shut down outfielder Junior Lake from the playing the rest of the Dominican Winter League season with Estellas de Oriente.

Around the league in free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Juan Uribe to a two-year deal and the Minnesota Twins also signed pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a two-year contract. The Atlanta Braves are close to a deal with Gavin Floyd and are a new team linked to Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs invoke ‘fatigue’ clause to shut down Lake

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Another Red Sox reunion with Ryan Kalish

FOX Sports: Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi’s Hot Stove: Follow the latest deals

NBC Sports: Report: Braves close to a deal with Gavin Floyd

ESPN LA: Juan Uribe agrees to two-year deal with Dodgers

CBS Sports: Report: Orioles pursuing A.J. Burnett

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Source: Pelfrey (2 yrs, $11 million) agrees to return to Twins

ESPN NY: Bartolo Colon deal with Mets official

ESPN MLB: A-Rod confident he will play next year

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