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  1. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

  2. Starlin Castro’s agent thinks his client would be better off living year-round in the U.S.

    Dec 29, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was cleared of any wrongdoing in a shooting at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic over the weekend, but he has now had two such incidents in the past month.

  3. UPDATE: Starlin Castro free after being questioned about shooting in Dominican Republic

    Dec 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was reportedly detained for questioning by authorities in the Dominican Republic on Saturday in connection with a nightclub shooting that injured six people.

  4. Before deciding on the Cubs, David Ross heard on the radio that he signed with the Padres

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    David Ross recently took Rob Bradford of WEEI.com behind the scenes of how he landed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs.

  5. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  6. Cubs announce two-year, $5 million deal with David Ross

    Dec 23, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was first to report that a deal was in place between the Cubs and veteran catcher David Ross, and now that agreement has been made official …

  7. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

  8. UPDATE: Nope: David Ross is going to the Cubs.

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    David Ross

    One player the Padres did NOT get.

  9. Blue Jays sign Ryan Kalish

    Dec 17, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    One-time Red Sox prospect trying to snag a bench gig.

  10. Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Seattle is looking for right-handed bats.

  11. Orioles sign reliever Wesley Wright to one-year contract

    Dec 16, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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    From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Orioles have agreed to terms on a one-year free agent contract with reliever Wesley Wright.

  12. Red Sox receive infielder Marco Hernandez from Cubs to complete Felix Doubront trade

    Dec 15, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox acquired infielder Marco Hernandez from the Cubs today to complete the Felix Doubront trade from July.

  13. Kyuji Fujikawa’s deal with the Rangers is worth $1 million

    Dec 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Fujikawa is 34 years old and still needs to prove that he’s fully recovered from Tommy John elbow surgery.

  14. Cubs interested in free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus

    Dec 14, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

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    From Shi Davidi of Toronto’s Sportsnet.ca …

  15. Report: The Phillies have asked about Cubs left-hander Travis Wood

    Dec 13, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Wood turns 28 in February and posted an ugly 5.03 ERA and 146/76 K/BB ratio in 173 2/3 innings over 31 starts this past season.

  16. Rangers agree to a deal with Kyuji Fujikawa

    Dec 12, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Fujikawa was expected to handle the closer role when the Cubs brought him over from Japan for $9.5 million two years ago, but Tommy John surgery limited him to just 27 appearances with the club.

  17. The 2014 Winter Meetings in Review

    Dec 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    The past view days were . . . intense. But here is a quick and handy guide to everything that went down.

  18. HBT Extra: Who will be better in 2015? The Cubs or the White Sox?

    Dec 10, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    The Cubs and White Sox — both teams who finished 17 games out and lost 89 games last year — have made all the noise in San Diego. But who has made more noise?

  19. Diamondbacks are “listening to offers” for Wade Miley

    Dec 10, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

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    He’s arbitration eligible for the first time and under team control through 2017.

  20. What the Jon Lester signing means for him, the Cubs and the Red Sox

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

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    The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?

  21. Jon Lester goes to Cubs for $155 million over six years

    Dec 10, 2014, 1:34 AM EDT

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    Lester will try to bring the North Side its first World Series victory since 1908.

  22. Cubs expected to trade catcher Welington Castillo

    Dec 9, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

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    After acquiring Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks today, the Cubs are expected to move Welington Castillo.

  23. Done deal: Cubs acquire Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero

    Dec 9, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

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    Montero was an All-Star in 2011 and signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension in May of 2012.

  24. Cubs re-sign Jason Hammel after trading him away in July

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    They get to keep the prospects received from the A’s, too.

  25. Report: Jason Hammel close to signing with the Cubs

    Dec 8, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

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    The Cubs are reportedly close to a deal with free agent pitcher Jason Hammel.

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