Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/19


The Chicago Cubs announced their 2014 minor league coaches and coordinators on Wednesday and signed free agent left-handed reliever Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league deal. Earlier this offseason the Cubs signed another lefty, Wesley Wright to join James Russell in the bullpen.

The biggest news from Wednesday was reports that the Rakuten Golden Eagles — which control the rights to Tanaka until the end of 2015 –- will not allow major league teams to bid for him. Rakuten will, however, double or triple Tanaka’s current salary of approximately $4 million a year.

Chicago Tribune: Angel Guzman joins Cubs as minor league pitching coach

ESPN Chicago: Hyde brings unique perspective to bench

CSN Chicago: Report: Cubs sign Jonathan Sanchez to minor league deal

Fox Sports: Japanese pitcher Tanaka eyes MLB, but his team squashes move

ESPN Boston: Franklin Morales dealt to Rockies

NBC Sports: Chien-Ming Wang signs with the Reds

ESPN LA: Raul Ibanez, Angels nearing deal

CBS Sports: Braves acquire Ryan Doumit from Twins for Sean Gilmartin

Kansas City Star: Royals deal outfielder David Lough to Orioles for infielder Danny Valencia

Yahoo! Sports: 10 Degrees: Shin-Soo Choo remains the riddle of the free-agent market

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