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4/13 Morning Marquee: Cubs closer job opening, Brewers win eighth straight


In a 24-hour span, Rick Renteria went from saying Jose Veras was the Chicago Cubs’ closer to removing him from the spot. Chris Rusin was recalled before Saturday’s game only to be sent down not even an hour after the final pitch in a 10-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Around the league, the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for their eighth straight win, Jon Lester‘s contract talks with the Boston Red Sox have stalled, and the Washington Nationals will be without Ryan Zimmerman for 4-6 weeks has he will have thumb surgery.

Chicago Tribune: Wildness dooms Veras as Cubs’ closer

Chicago Sun-Times: To compete with Cards, Cubs have to strike gold deep in the draft

ESPN Chicago: So who’s the Cubs’ closer now?

CSN Chicago: MLB Draft: Cubs GM Jed Hoyer keeping an open mind

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cards notes: Cardinals extend Mozeliak’s contract

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Brewers’ win streak hits eight after clutch plays in eighth

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates notebook: ‘All is well’ for Andrew McCutchen despite nagging ankle

Cincinnati Enquirer: Simon showing he can be a starter

NBC Sports: Lester on contract talk: ‘I want to be here’

CBS Sports: Ryan Zimmerman fractures right thumb, out 4-6 weeks

FOX Sports: Rosenthal: Sandoval staying in San Francisco?

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