Anderson headed to Cubs
Pending a physical, the Cubs will sign left-hander Brett Anderson to a one-year deal for a reported $3.5 million with incentives to earn up to $10 million, according to various reports. Anderson, 28, appeared in only four games for the Dodgers in 2016 after missing most of the year after back surgery. The former second-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2006, Anderson tossed a career-high 180 innings for the Dodgers in 2015, making 31 starts while posting a 3.69 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Anderson made his big league debut for Oakland in 2009 and was named the American League Rookie of the Month in September, finishing his rookie campaign at 11-11 in 30 starts with a 4.06 ERA in 175.1 innings. Tommy John surgery and a variety of other injuries have hampered Anderson’s career and limited his time on the mound (127 games, 685.2 IP, 3.86 ERA, 1.31 WHIP). The ground ball specialist would be an ideal fit with the Cubs infield and provides the North Siders with the sixth starter they've been searching for.
For the first time, all 38 Cubs spring training games will be available for fans. Ten games will be on TV, 10 on 670-AM WSCR and 27 via Internet broadcasts at Cubs.com. Len Kasper and Jim Decays will call the games on TV while Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will be behind the microphone on the WSCR broadcasts. Tennessee Smokies announcer Mick Gillisipie and Kasper will team up on the internet broadcasts. Pitcher and catchers report Feb. 14 and the spring training schedule begins Feb. 25 with split-squad games at Sloan Park against the A’s and in Scottsdale against the Giants.
Venezuelan Winter League
The game was suspended after 10 innings with the scored tied at 7-7. It will be completed on Tuesday. Lara’s Johndaniel Medina faced two hitters in a scoreless ? of an inning.
Dominican Winter League
No game scheduled as Licey and Aguilas are tied at 2-2.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
No game scheduled with Mexicali and Los Mochis tied at a game apiece in the best-of-seven series.
Puerto Rican Winter League
No game scheduled as Caguas hold a 4-3 lead over Santurce in the best-of-nine series.