Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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Years from now, when the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America holds a dinner honoring the 2011 World Champions, Edwin Jackson will be a welcome visitor to town.

But for now, hes a Cub.

Chicago announced the signing of Jackson on Wednesday, confirming an agreement reached last month. The righthander gives the North Siders a durable rotation piece as they dig out from a 101 losses in 2012.

That said, Jackson has changed teams more frequently than some people change motor oil and he thinks he knows why.

I think everybody likes me, Jackson said.

The 29-year-old might have stability in a four-year, $52 million deal with the Cubs , his eighth team in 11 years. The rsum includes a stint with the Cardinals in 2011, when Jackson came in a trade and went 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA. He beat Philadelphia in Game 4 of the NLDS, helping the Cardinals get to the World Series.

Jackson, 70-71 lifetime with a 4.40 ERA, was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA for NL East winning Washington last season. He was treated roughly by the Cardinals in their 8-0 victory in Game 3 of the NLDS. They figure to see Jackson more often now.

Canzler back with Indians, Swisher on the way Russ Canzler, who was designated for assignment last month, was reclaimed by Cleveland on Wednesday. In addition, today the club is expected to introduce outfielder Nick Swisher, who agreed to terms on a four-year, $56 million deal in December.

Swisher, 32, fills a hole in right field after the Indians traded Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati as part of a three-team, nine-player swap.

NBA owners son dead Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterlings son was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu home, authorities said.

The body of Scott Ashley Sterling, 32, was found shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, The death cast a pall on what has been a joyous season for the Clippers, a former NBA doormat that is now among the leagues top teams.

Sterling, 77, a billionaire real estate mogul who purchased the team in 1981, and wife Shelley released a statement thanking friends for sympathy, asking for privacy and saying their son was diabetic. …

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