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Schwarber has transformed his body, losing about 20 pounds after a disappointing 2017 season.
The White Sox brought back Miguel Gonzalez on a one-year deal Thursday to help lessen the burden on a young rotation.
“I would love to have him back,” Maddon says of Arrieta, who remains a free agent.
Dawson will serve as an ambassador for the Cubs.
The White Sox want to add more pitching depth — in the rotation and the bullpen — once the big-ticket free agents are signed.
Both Chicago and St. Louis are trying to fortify their starting rotations.
The Cubs have a renewed interest in bringing back Jake Arrieta as they look to bolster their rotation.
The Cubs are hesitant to give a closer big money as they continue to eye an addition to their rotation.
Machado, 25, is a three-time All-Star who hit .259 with 33 homers and 95 RBIs last season.
Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer visited with Darvish as they seek more starting pitching.
The Cubs are showing interest in Darvish, one of the top two starters available in free agency.
The Cubs have added pitchers Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Steve Cishek.
The White Sox have expressed interest in Machado, who’s set to be a free agent after the 2018 season.
Agent Scott Boras continues to tout Arrieta’s big-game ability as he gauges the free-agent market.
If Davis doesn’t receive the long-term deal he desires in free agency, the Cubs are ready to pounce.
Since joining the Cubs, Montgomery has a 3.86 ERA in 21 starts.
Smyly had Tommy John surgery last July and could miss all of the 2018 season.
Garcia, 26, hit .330 with 18 homers and 80 RBIs in 2017.
Right-handers Addison Reed, Brandon Kintzler and Anthony Swarzak are three back-end relievers whom the Cubs have considered.
The White Sox have held conversations about moving Abreu or Garcia for prospects.