Former Ray Ben Zobrist strikes deal with Cubs
UPDATE, 10:31: The Cubs did trade Castro to the Yankees, getting back RHP Adam Warren and INF Brendan Ryan, which would seem to make Javier Baez less - though not totally - unavailable.
DEVELOPING: Former Rays All-Star INF/OF Ben Zobrist agreed to sign with the Cubs after getting a four-year, $56-million deal.
Zobrist spurned the Mets and Nationals to stay in the midwest and reunite with former Rays manager Joe Maddon.
In signing Zobrist, the Cubs may now look to deal INF Starlin Castro - which could lead them to hang on to Javier Baez, whom the Rays were interested in.