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Vizquel, first fired, back as Venezuela manager

Omar Vizquel has been tapped as Venezuela's manager for the World Baseball Classic, after a series of twists triggered a potential boycott among the team's key players.

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Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents

Former Padres All-Star Tyson Ross, Nationals outfielder Ben Revere and Phillies outfielder Cody Asche are among 35 players who became free agents Friday.

Wade: LeBron was a great sport after losing bet (0:43)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players including Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Jake Arrieta. Four players not eligible for arbitration were not tendered contracts: lefties Zac Rosscup and Gerardo Concepcion along with righty Conor Mullee and inf Christian Villanueva, making them free agents. Overall, a total of 26 players were tendered contracts for 2017 including 22 not eligible for arb.

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Grin and wear it: LeBron arrives in Cubs uniform

LeBron James kept his word. The Cavaliers star arrived at Chicago's United Center in a custom-made Cubs uniform as payment for a World Series bet he made with former teammate Dwyane Wade.

J.R. says LeBron looked like a legit baseball player (0:24)

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Good news, guys! Clark said he'll party with me! #NoPantsParty

Spain eagerly awaits LeBron's arrival in Cubs jersey (0:42)

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

After camping out all day waiting for him, it was time for me to celebrate the Cubs with LeBron, in his fancy uniform. Turns out, a lot of people had the same idea.

LeBron shows up in Cubs uniform to pay off bet (0:42)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Old friends share a moment.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade chides LeBron James as he makes his walk of shame.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

King Cub is in the building.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms a report the Cubs have agreed to terms with lefty reliever Brian Duensing on a one year deal. Duensing will be part of a group of lefty relievers competing for jobs potentially vacated by Travis Wood, Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery -- the latter pitcher could be the Cubs 5th starter. Duensing was injured for part of 2016 but has a 3.72 career strikeout to walk ratio versus lefties.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Someone else, or something else, is here awaiting LeBron James' arrival

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Faux LeBron checking out shootaround. The REAL LeBron--in Cubs uniform--will be arriving any minute to pay off his World Series bet with Dwyane Wade.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The incredible offseason of LHP David Rollins continues. Claimed by the Phillies today. He's now bounced from Seattle to the Cubs to Texas to Philly.

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Michael Wilbon had to stop and get his pic with faux LeBron. The real LeBron will be donning the same Cubs uniform tonight after losing a World Series bet with Dwayne Wade.

Where do Cubs stand for winter meetings?

What are the Cubs' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

This faux LeBron--wearing the same Cubs Alt 2 uniform he'll wear tonight to pay off his World Series bet with Dwayne Wade--is the hottest selfie spot in Chicago right now. Everyone is stopping, including me!

Sarah Spain ready to welcome LeBron to Chicago (1:53)

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Just hanging out at the United Center, waiting to welcome the newest member of the Chicago Cubs, LeBron James!

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.42910th
Earned Run Average3.151st
Quality Starts100Tied-1st

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