From Comcast SportsNetCHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, 52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson.The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Several outlets had previously reported the agreement.The Cubs will be the eighth team in 11 years for the 29-year-old Jackson, who also pitched for the White Sox. He is 70-71 lifetime with a 4.40 ERA. He was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA for Washington last season.The Cubs also were trying to reach a deal with pitcher Carlos Villanueva. That would give them seven experienced starters, including newcomers Scott Baker and Scott Feldman and holdovers Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood.
In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.
The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.
First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.
On our way to Chicago!! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/YniVqIEEj9— Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) March 28, 2017
Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.
Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.
He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?
Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.
The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes? They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.
They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.
Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.