Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/14


The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Minnesota Twins and signed infielder Ryan Roberts, outfielder Ryan Kalish and catcher John Baker to minor league contracts on Friday. Former Cub player Ron Coomer was named the new Cubs’ radio analyst.

Around the league, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Edinson Volquez and Clint Barmes while the Kansas City Royals are close to agreeing to a four-year deal with free agent second baseman Omar Infante. The Tampa Bay Rays signed their first baseman James Loney and the Colorado Rockies made the biggest news Friday, when they signed first baseman Justin Morneau and reliever Boone Logan.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs add four players

Daily Herald: Coomer coming home to call Cubs games

CSN Chicago: Mark DeRosa: Cubs should keep Jeff Samardzija

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates make Volquez, Barmes deals official

FOX Sports: Source: Royals near 4-year deal with free-agent 2B Omar Infante

The Denver Post: New Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau healthy, confident

NBC Sports: Boone Logan signs a three-year, $16.5 million deal with Colorado

CBS Sports: Rays agree to three-year contract with James Loney

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