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- The Cubs signed Pedro Strop to a one-year extension.
- Here is the latest from around the American League Central.
- Cuban outfield prospect Jose Garcia is joining the Cardinals on a minor league deal that includes a $2.5 million bonus.
- The Dodgers are pleased with the way Hyun-Jin Ryu has pitched early in spring training.
- New Nationals catcher Matt Wieters missed 10 weeks “baseball activity” as a result of an offseason incident involving a glass jug, according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.
- Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke underwent an MRI for a shoulder injury, but the club doesn’t seem to be too concerned, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
- The Braves have signed former NFL player Sanders Commings to a minor-league deal, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
- Phillies righty Victor Arano will be sidelined at least a month as a result of a sprained ligament in his elbow, according to CSN Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury.
- The Nationals seem open to the possibility of trading away catcher Derek Norris.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2008, Terry Francona signed a three-year extension to remain in his role as the Red Sox manager.