8/15 Morning Marquee: Rob Manfred elected new MLB Commissioner


Rob Manfred will succeed retiring MLB Commissioner Bud Selig as the next head of the MLB following a vote Thursday.

Edwin Jackson struggled as he allowed five runs in just 4 2/3 innings for the Chicago Cubs to drop the series finale to Milwaukee 6-2 Thursday.

Around the league: Yu Darvish is uncertain about his return to the Rangers’ starting rotation this year, Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez will have knee surgery, Twins’ top prospect Byron Buxton only suffered a concussion after a violent collision in the outfield Wednesday, and the Pirates claimed John Axford off waivers from Cleveland.

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Chicago Tribune: Cubs trade former first-round pick Brett Jackson

Chicago Sun-Times: Edwin Jackson’s job in jeopardy after another poor start

Daily Herald: Cubs tweak starting rotation

CSN Chicago: Luis Valbuena wishes he could stay with the Cubs ‘forever’

ESPN Chicago: Dan Straily to start for Cubs on Saturday

NBC Sports MLB: Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

CBS Sports MLB: Carlos Gonzalez to undergo knee surgery

FOX Sports MLB: Twins relieved top prospect Byron Buxton only has concussion

Dallas Morning News: No surgery for Darvish, uncertain about return to Texas Rangers rotation

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