Chicago Cubs News

Morning Marquee: Welington Castillo’s future; Kang bid accepted

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With the addition of Miguel Montero and David Ross, the speculation begins on the future of the Chicago Cubs’ current backstop Welington Castillo. With so many transactions this winter, there are several teams that may need his services, and the Cubs could be looking to trade the 27-year old catcher. The likelihood of Castillo remaining a Cub dwindled to near zero with the signing of Ross.

A bid for Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang has been accepted by an unknown team, meaning that team has a 30-day window to negotiate a deal. If they do, the Nexen Heroes will receive the $5 million bid. If not, he will not be able to be posted till November 2015. Last season Kang hit .356 with 40 home runs with 117 RBIs in 117 games. The Korean baseball league is known for being an offensively strong league.

The Angels have reportedly signed Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin after passing his physical on Saturday. Baldoquin, 21, will receive an $8 million signing bonus once the deal becomes official, which could be as early as next week. The Angels believe that he can move through their system very quickly.

Here is more of what you may have missed yesterday:

‘Five potential landing spots for the Cubs’ Welington Castillo’ – Cubbies Crib

‘These aren’t the same Cubs Hammel was traded from in July’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Kang remains a mystery; High bidder still unknown’ – Call to the Pen

‘Sources: Angels sign Cuban infielder Baldoquin’ – MLB.com

‘B.J. Upton: Major League Baseball’s lost sibling’ – Call to the Pen

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