Monday night was deadline to non-tender eligible players and the Chicago Cubs tendered contracts to seven arbitration-eligible players and signed two players. Cubbies Crib will have a full breakdown of the Cubs moves later today.
Around the league, the Detroit Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals, A.J. Pierzynski signed with the Boston Red Sox, the Oakland Atheltics acquired American League saves leader Jim Johnson, and the Seattle Mariners signed utility man Willie Bloomquist.
Cubs.com: Cubs retain nine with signings, contract tenders
CSN Chicago: Did Kane County stint prepare Rick Renteria for the Cubs job?
Cubs Den: Cubs Notes: Samardzija, Anderson, and could the Marlins present the Cubs with an alternative for some young pitching options?
The Hardball Times: The end of the bench
Chicago Tribune: Cubs, Kottaras agree on 1-year contract
MLB Daily Dish: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
CBS Sports: Catcher A.J. Pierzynski agrees to deal with champion Red Sox
Mariners.com: Mariners bring back utility man Bloomquist