Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/28

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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.

Daily Herald: Veras agrees to 1-year deal with Cubs

Chicago Tribune: MLB wary that Tanaka might ‘repay’ Japanese team

Fox Sports: Angels sign veteran OF Raul Ibanez to one-year deal

MLB Trade Rumors: Sam Fuld weighing offers from five teams

NBC Sports: Report: Angles the favorite to sign Mark Mulder

CBS Sports: Who needs Masahiro Tanaka the most?

ESPN Dallas: Rangers introduce Shin-Soo Choo; Cruz era over?

ESPN MLB: Twins ink Mike Pelfrey, Kurt Suzuki

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bernie: Cards are very good … and lucky

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Reliever Michael Olmsted sent outright to Nashville

Cincinnati Enquirer: Billy Hamilton at leadoff, center makes sense for Reds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates payroll went up $13.3M

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