Cubs linked to Edwin Jackson

After their near-miss at signing Anibal Sanchez a week ago, the Cubs may have shifted their focus toward adding Edwin Jackson.

According to Sirius XM and ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Cubs and Rangers are finalists for signing former White Sox right-hander Edwin Jackson. Bowden had previously said the Padres were in the lead for Jackson but said Tuesday night that they dropped out when Jackson and his agent, Scott Boras, demanded a fourth year.

Jackson, a regular in the Washington Nationals’ rotation last year, turned 29 last September but has already pitched with seven teams, including six in the last five years.

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