Cubs' new closer has October pedigree

With Aroldis Chapman seeking more money than the world champs are willing to spend, Theo Epstein simply acquired the ninth-inning stopper who helped the Royals win it all in 2015, Wade Davis.


New faces arriving on the South Side

The departures of Chris Sale and Adam Eaton this week have brought an influx of new prospects to the White Sox, particularly on the mound.

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Wade Davis is a closer with an 'October pedigree' (0:49)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein on Jorge Soler: "Its more likely he reaches his ceiling now than 24 hours ago because he has a chance to play every day."

BBTN thinks Eaton deal is lopsided for White Sox (1:50)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Lucas Giolito rejoins my top 100 starting pitchers following the trade, checking in 93rd. It's a bad park for a pitcher, but his odds of breaking camp in the rotation improved, and he'll have a pitching coach (Don Cooper) who can help him adjust.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the acquisition of Wade Davis by the Cubs.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Biletnikoff Award finalists Zay Jones (East Carolina), Austin Carr (Northwestern) and Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma) checking out the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Cubs manda cubano Soler a KC por cerrador Davis

La firma de Davis concluye una de las principales tareas de Chicago este invierno, luego que el zurdo cubano Aroldis Chapman se declarara agente libre. Leer

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

In somewhat of a surprise, veteran Bears guard Josh Sitton had full participation in practice on Wednesday. Sitton has been battling an ankle injury for a good chunk of the year, and he came off the bench last week vs. San Francisco.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears receivers Eddie Royal (toe) and Marquess Wilson (groin), offensive tackle Mike Adams (back), linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) and cornerback Tracy Porter (knee) all missed practice on Wednesday in advance of Sunday's game at Detroit.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon spoke with Hector Rondon, admitting to him possible early season use or overuse may have led to his injury. Said having Davis from Day 1 will take the burden off Rondon but assured him there will times he will be closing.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce they have recalled Doug McDermott, R.J. Hunter and Paul Zipser from the D-League.