This is news around the NL Central and the Cubs lost out on another player.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Giants have sign IF Rich Aurillia to a minor league deal. Rosenthal believes that Aurillia pick the the Giants over the Cubs and Phillies which also offer him a minor league deal.
According to Haudricourt, the Brewers have sign P Branden Looper.
According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Astros are not pursuing OF Adam Dunn and OF Bobby Abreu.
According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Dispatch, the Cardinals have release IF Adam Kennedy.
That is some news, I should thought I will pass by. I will keep you updated on the Cubs rumors.