Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster, keep spot open

The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline.

The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck ...

A's reportedly land slugger Billy Butler

Filling a void for the right-handed power bat they lost when they traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, the A's reportedly agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with free agent designated hitter-first baseman Billy Butler on Tuesday.

Butler, ...