Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/20


The Cubs signed four players to minor league deals Thursday, including left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who will compete for a bullpen spot. Also signed were left-handers Tsuyoshi Wada and Tommy Hottovy, and outfielder Mitch Maier. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has a lawsuit filed in the Dominican Republic by a former youth coach, who’s claiming breach of contract over money promised by Castro’s father, according to published reports.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs officially sign four to minor league deals

Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ Starlin Castro has $3.6M frozen pending lawsuit

Peter Gammons Daily: Kris Bryant, Cubs’ top prospect takes advantage of early oportunities

ESPN Chicago: Hyde brings unique perspective to bench

CSN Chicago: Cubs: How Theo would spend in free agency

Fox Sports: Report: Orioles, Balfour agree to 2-year deal pending physical

NBC Sports: Rangers sign right-hander Daniel McCutchen

San Jose Mercury News: A’s reacquire Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals

CBS Sports: Reds agree to minor league deal with Chien-Ming Wang

MLB Trade Rumors: White Sox to sign Scott Downs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Goold: Have the Cardinals found true glove?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Hunt for first baseman may reach Young

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