Lieber to the Cubs
Right-hander Jon Lieber has signed with the Chicago Cubs.
The Reds had talked to Lieber.
"We spoke to a lot of clubs, including the Reds," Lieber's agent, Rex Gary, said. "I'm not going to characterize how close it was. You know his history with the Cubs. They were clearly the first choice."
Chicago Tribune reports that Lieber signed a one-year, $3.5, million deal. He can earn up to $4 million in incentives. That helps set the market for second-tier guys.