The Chicago Cubs have landed Cuban defector Jorge Soler. According to ESPNChicago.com, the Northsiders won the bidding war for Soler and agreed to terms with the 20-year-old outfielder. Soler will come to the U.S. to take a physical and sign his contract. Terms of the deal were not released, but have been rumored to be between $25-million and $35-million for nine years. He had until July 2nd to sign with a major league club under the previous collective bargaining agreement. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Solar is projected as a right fielder with five-tool potential.
>>Dempster Shares NL POW Honor
(New York, NY) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster has been named co-winner of the National League Player of the Week. Dempster shared the honor with Arizona outfielder Jason Kubel. Dempster was 2-and-0 with 0.00 earned run average and nine strikeouts over 15 innings last week. On June 5th, Dempster spun seven shutout frames while carrying a perfect game into the fifth to pick up his first win of the 2012 season when the Cubs routed the Brewers 10-0.
New York Yankees 3, Atlanta Braves 0
Miami Marlins 4, Boston Red Sox 1
Washington Nationals 6, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2