Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/4


The Chicago Cubs remained quite on the busiest day in free agency Tuesday but they did complete Rick Renteria’s coaching staff when they named Eric Hinske their first base coach. In free agency, some of the biggest names signed with new teams: Jacob Ellsbury-New York Yankees, Jarrod Saltalamacchi-Miami Marlins, A.J. Pierzynski-Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers-Joe Nathan, and Dexter Fowlers was traded to the Houston Astros.

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Can Rick Renteria get through to Starlin Castro?

Chicago Tribune: Free agent relief options expanded for Cubs

Associated Press: Yanks, Ellsbury reach $153, 7-year deal

ESPN New York: Mariners targeting Robinson Cano

Washington Post: The ripple effects of the Doug Fister trade

CBS Sports: Tigers agree to sign free agent closer Joe Nathan to two-year deal Nathan could be Tigers’ missing piece

Yahoo! Sports: Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia agrees to deal with Marlins

Boston Globe: Red Sox to sign catcher Pierzynski

NBC Sports: Phillies acquire Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen

ESPN Boston: Why Pierzynski makes sense for Red Sox

ESPN Dallas: Rangers trade for Michael Choice

ESPN MLB: Padres acquire OF Seth Smith

CBS Sports: Ryan Hanigan, Heath Bell traded to Rays in three-way deal

Denver Post: Rockies sign Justin Morneau; trade Dexter Fowler to Houston

Los Angeles Times: Dodgers moving toward deal with Brian Wilson

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