The Cubs have claimed righty pitcher Dylan Floro from Tampa Bay. He's 26, drafted in the 13th round in 2012. He's appeared in 12 ML games, all last year, and was in their system when Maddon managed in Tampa Bay. The Cubs 40-man roster stands at 39.
ST. PETERSBURG — General manager Erik Neander's comments about creating competition among the Rays outfielders for roster spots and playing time after Wednesday's trade that sent Drew Smyly to the Mariners for outfielder Mallex Smith and two prospects were not meant to light a fire under any
Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $13,625,000 contract for 2017, avoiding arbitration and more than doubling the slugging outfielder's salary two years before he can become a free agent for the first time. The Nationals also reached one-year deals with their three other arbitration-eligible