Morning Marquee: Sergio Romo re-signs with San Francisco
Although things with the Chicago Cubs have been largely silent since the team added former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte on a one-year deal earlier this month, the team outrighted a pair of players to Triple-A Iowa after they cleared waivers last weekend and are reportedly still looking to add depth in the outfield and in the starting rotation in the offseason’s second half.
In other news around the league, the San Francisco Giants re-signed reliever Sergio Romo, ending speculation that he could be a potential closer option for several teams seeking to solidify the back end of things in 2015 and the Minnesota Twins re-worked Phil Hughes‘ deal, ultimately paying him more over the course of what is now a three-year, $42 million deal.
The Miami Marlins join the Cubs in the market for additional outfield depth, despite having some of the best young talent available already in tow heading into next season and the Pittsburgh Pirates emerged as the mystery team that landed the top bid for Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang, and will now seek to sign him to a contract.
Here’s more from around the world of Major League Baseball:
“Young Cubs making progress in Winter League” – Cubbies Crib
“Nexen heroes accept bid for Kang” – YonHap News Agency
“Twins set to extend Phil Hughes” – Call to the Pen
“Logan Watkins, Donn Roach outrighted to Iowa” – Cubbies Crib
“Marlins still seeking a fourth outfielder” – Marlin Maniac