While Major League Baseball fans are focused on where Masahiro Tanaka will end up the Chicago Cubs are celebrating a minor victory down in their farm system at the Dominican Republic Winter League. This week, Cubs prospect Carlos Pimentel, who recently signed a minor league deal with the club after seven seasons with the Texas Rangers’ organization, was named the Dominican Winter League Pitcher of the Year.
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Chicago Tribune: MLB wary that Tanaka might ‘repay’ Japanese team
CBS Sports: Who needs Masahiro Tanaka the most?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bernie: Cards are very good … and lucky
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