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5/20 Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs welcome Derek Jeter farewell tour


There was plenty of news around the league during the Chicago Cubs off day while they await their two-game set against the New York Yankees.

The Cubs will start their two-game series against the Yankees Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. CT on CSN. Jason Hammel (4-2, 3.06 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs while Masahiro Tanaka (6-0, 2.17 ERA) will look to stay undefeated for the Yankees.

Cubs’ prospect Kyle Hendricks was named Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week and another pitching prospect Pierce Johnson is ready to make some noise.

Around the league: the Reds have not decided whether they will place All-Star Joey Votto on the DL, Jason Motte will be activated by the Cardinals, and the Marlins signed Miguel Tejada and released ex-Cub Carlos Marmol.

Chicago Tribune: Ex-Cubs closer Marmol released by Marlins

Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs set to welcome Alfonso Soriano back to Wrigley Field

Daily Herald: Ex-Cubs factor in full swing as Yankees visit Wrigley

ESPN Chicago: Cubs’ outfield plan needs an overhaul

CSN Chicago: Pierce Johnson ready to make some noise with Cubs

NBC Sports: Reds undecided on DL stint for Joey Votto

CBS Sports: Report: Cardinals to activate Jason Motte on Tuesday

FOX Sports: Marlins sign Miguel Tejada, release Carlos Marmol

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