The Cubs continued their clubhouse makeover on Friday, adding veteran catcher David Ross in a move that paves the way for a Welington Castillo trade.
Betting on Jason Motte could have a big payoff with Joe Maddon at the controls of the Cubs bullpen.
The once storied Chicago Bears franchise is on pace for their worst season in nearly a decade and will push their Super Bowl drought to 29 years with no end in sight.
The Cubs announced on Friday that they have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
The Minnesota Twins announced on Friday that they have hired former Cubs manager Mike Quade as the skipper of their Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings.