MLB: Cubs/Yankees tidbits
With the Winter Meetings fast approaching, we should see the transaction wire heat up. Here are some things going on the past few days in the MLB world.
The Chicago Cubs agreed to a one-year deal with free agent pitcher Scott Feldman. The 29-year-old right-hander made 21 starts for the Texas Rangers in 2012, as well as had eight relief appearances. Feldman should add some nice depth to the backend of the Cubs starting rotation.
The New York Yankees are on the verge of agreeing to new deals with longtime closer Mariano Rivera and left-hander Andy Pettitte. Rivera turns 43 this week and missed almost all of the 2012 season with a torn ACL. That being said, he has remained a great closer the past couple seasons despite his age. Rivera had a 1.87 ERA from 2010-12. Pettitte, 40, came out of retirement during the 2012 season and made 12 regular seasons starts as well as two more starts in the playoffs. He pitched very well for the Yankees, posting a 2.87 ERA in 75 1/3 innings during the regular season.