Report: Cubs interested in Ryan
The Cubs are expected to make a run at former Blue Jays closer B.J. Ryan when he clears waivers on Monday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. If the Cubs did add Ryan, they could put Sean Marshall back in the rotation. Ryan was placed on waivers with $15 million remaining on his five-year, $47 million deal. Toronto will be paying the bulk of Ryan’s salary. He’d be a good addition if Ryan can regain the velocity that made him a dominant reliever. Marshall is the only left-hander in the bullpen, and the Cubs don’t have an option in the Minor Leagues. Neal Cotts, who was on the Opening Day roster, is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
– Carrie Muskat