OSAKA, Japan (AP) Former major league outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has returned to Japan where he will play for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League.
CHICAGO (AP) Infielder Luis Valbuena has agreed to a $930,000, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, nearly double the $495,200 he made last year.
CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs are closing in on a minor league deal with left-hander Dontrelle Willis.
CHICAGO (AP) Edwin Jackson keeps bouncing around, and he thinks he knows why.
``I think everybody likes me,'' he said.