Rizzo is seeing signs of improvement in his offensive as he is now the National League leader in home runs with 22. The Cubs’ pitching rotation looks to be taking form following the Jason Hammel–Jeff Samardzija blockbuster trade with the Athletics.
Around the league: the Astros failed to sign the number one overall pick Brady Aiken, Huston Street was sent from the Padres to the Angels in a six-player deal, and the Braves released second baseman Dan Uggla.
Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo sees signs of improvement
Daily Herald: Cubs will play big role in NL Central
ESPN Chicago: Latest starting rotation taking final form
CSN Chicago: Time for Theo to push Cubs into next rebuilding phase
NBC Sports: The Astros did not sign number one overall pick Brady Aiken. This is a big deal.
CBS Sports: Houston Street goes to Angles in six-player trade
FOX Sports: Braves grant 2B Dan Uggla unconditional release