For the second consecutive winter, the Cubs will sign a former Rangers outfielder to a three-year deal. Jim Hendry & Co. are active on other fronts too, as ESPN.com's Bruce Levine reports:
- The Cubs were negotiating with representatives for Scott Podsednik and Rick Ankiel until they agreed to sign Marlon Byrd yesterday.
- The Cubs would like to add relievers, and possibly a swingman who could start or contribute out of the 'pen.
- Jason Frasor interests the Cubs, who have talked to the Blue Jays about their relievers.