From the Wire: Cubs Make It Official, Announce Signing Jon Lester to a Six-Year Contract

The Cubs introduced LHP Jon Lester on Monday afternoon and officially announced signing him to a six-year contract with a vesting option for a seventh year (2021). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jon Lester and the Cubs reportedly agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract that could be worth a total of $170 […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Announce Signing Jason Hammel to Two-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Friday and announced the signing of Jason Hammel to a two-year contract that includes a club option for the 2017 season. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. With the addition of Jason Hammel, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players. According to reports, Jason Hammel agreed […]

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Cubs Trade Rule 5 Selection to Angels, Lose LHP Andrew McKirahan to the Marlins

It was a rather active Rule 5 Draft to close out Baseball’s Winter Meetings on Thursday morning. The Cubs lost a lefty reliever in Andrew McKirahan to the Marlins and two players in the Triple-A phase of the draft while selecting one. The Cubs selected INF Taylor Featherston from the Rockies in the Major League phase […]

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From the Wire: Jon Lester Agrees to Terms on a Six-Year Contract with the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Jon Lester have agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract. Jon Lester’s six year contract includes a vesting option for a seventh year worth $15 million. Lester’s $25.83 million AAV is the second highest for a starting pitcher on a multi-year contract (Clayton Kershaw). Lester’s option […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks

Updated 4:16pm CST – The Cubs announced the team acquired C Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley. With the addition of Miguel Montero, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 38 players. According to multiple reports, the Cubs have acquired Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on Two-Year Contract with RHP Jason Hammel

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year contract for $20 million with RHP Jason Hammel that includes an option for the 2017 season. The deal is pending a physical. Jason Hammel will be paid $9 million a year for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The contract reportedly includes a […]

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Ryan Dempster Signs with the Cubs, Retires and Joins Front Office as Special Assistant

The Cubs announced Friday that RHP Ryan Dempster had re-signed with the team so he could retire as a member of the Cubs organization. Ryan Dempster officially announced his retirement from the game and was hired to be a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Ryan Dempster joins former teammates Ted Lilly and […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Cubs Revised Plans

The Cubs received approval Thursday from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, by a vote of six to one, to proceed with the revised plans to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field. The Cubs appeared before the Landmarks Commission for the fourth time in 18 months. The panel approved the reduction in number of outfield signs […]

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Cubs Announce Hiring of Dave Martinez and Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs announced the hiring of Dave Martinez as the team’s bench coach Thursday and Joe Maddon’s entire coaching staff for the 2015 season. Brandon Hyde was shifted to first base coach, replacing Doug Dascenzo who was named first base coach on Oct. 9. Dascenzo will remain in the organization as outfield and baserunning coordinator […]

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Cubs Signed INF Jonathan Herrera to a Minor League Contract

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the team inked veteran infielder Jonathan Herrera to a minor league contract on Nov. 24. The deal should include a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training. Jonathan Herrera is the first of what should be several players the front office signs to minor league contracts this winter. […]

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