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There was plenty of news around the league during the Chicago Cubs off day while they await their two-game set against the New York Yankees.
The Cubs will start their two-game series against the Yankees Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. CT on CSN. Jason Hammel (4-2, 3.06 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs while Masahiro Tanaka (6-0, 2.17 ERA) will look to stay undefeated for the Yankees.
Around the league: the Reds have not decided whether they will place All-Star Joey Votto on the DL, Jason Motte will be activated by the Cardinals, and the Marlins signed Miguel Tejada and released ex-Cub Carlos Marmol.
Chicago Tribune: Ex-Cubs closer Marmol released by Marlins
Daily Herald: Ex-Cubs factor in full swing as Yankees visit Wrigley
ESPN Chicago: Cubs’ outfield plan needs an overhaul
CSN Chicago: Pierce Johnson ready to make some noise with Cubs
NBC Sports: Reds undecided on DL stint for Joey Votto
CBS Sports: Report: Cardinals to activate Jason Motte on Tuesday
FOX Sports: Marlins sign Miguel Tejada, release Carlos Marmol