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NL Central: Cubs sign Brett Anderson

Check out what’s happening around the National League Central.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Cubs have signed LHP Brett Anderson. The veteran starter signed a one-year, $3.5M deal with incentives that take him up to a $10M value. Anderson underwent back surgery during last year’s spring training, so this deal is contingent on him passing a physical. A lefty! Depth! Praise Theo!

Here’s what else is happening around the National League Central.

  • Pirates prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes has been named the ninth best third baseman in the minor leagues by’s Jim Callis.
  • Let’s take a look at the Brewers pitching staff through the lens of control and command.
  • Hot take: the Cardinals should not sign Yadier Molina to a contract extension when the time comes.
  • The Reds have three early picks in this year’s draft, so expect a solid, young farm system to develop pretty soon.
  • It’s okay, you’re not being ridiculous if you’re optimistic about Andrew McCutchen and Tyler Glasnow.
  • Here is a projection for Milwaukee’s payroll for the 2017 season.
  • Is the second half of Kolten Wong’s 2016 season indicative of how he’ll perform in the upcoming year?
  • Cincinnati is looking for veteran arms to help them out in their rotation, because who isn’t these days.
  • The Cubs have signed Jim Henderson to a minor-league deal.
  • Meet the infielders that will be on the Pirates Spring Training roster.
  • The Brewers have one player left for arbitration: Chase Anderson.
  • Making a case for Sam Tuivailala to earn a roster spot for the Cardinals isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible.
  • The Reds are sending Dan Straily to the Marlins in exchange for pitching prospect Luis Castillo.
  • In case you were wondering, here’s an update on the Wrigley Field construction. Get excited for opening day!