Athletics

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The Cubs think Russell Martin could be the right player at the right time, the free-agent splash that makes sense because of his production, leadership and postseason experience.     

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The White Sox announced on Tuesday that right-handed pitcher Taylor Thompson has been claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.

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Will Jon Lester be this year’s Anibal Sanchez or Masahiro Tanaka 2.0?

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Theo Epstein’s on the clock. Not in the sense of feeling any real heat from ownership, Cubs fans or the Chicago media.

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MILWAUKEE — The Oakland A’s were in free fall and Jeff Samardzija had just watched his seven shutout innings go to waste during a 2-1 loss to the White Sox.

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