The Chicago Cubs announced their 2014 minor league coaches and coordinators on Wednesday and signed free agent left-handed reliever Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league deal. Earlier this offseason the Cubs signed another lefty, Wesley Wright to join James Russell in the bullpen.
The biggest news from Wednesday was reports that the Rakuten Golden Eagles — which control the rights to Tanaka until the end of 2015 –- will not allow major league teams to bid for him. Rakuten will, however, double or triple Tanaka’s current salary of approximately $4 million a year.
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