VIDEO: Andrelton Simmons did something ridiculous again

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Everybody knows that Andrelton Simmons is a fantastic defensive shortstop, but sometimes it’s nice to get a reminder. Look at Simmons show off some remarkable athleticism to get a forceout at second base in the top of the fourth inning against the Marlins this evening:

Not only does Simmons change direction on a dime to make the stop, but he has the presence of mind to get the out at second base, too. That’s…just not fair.

Cubs sign Drew Smyly to a two-year, $10 million contract

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The Cubs announced on Tuesday evening that the club signed pitcher Drew Smyly to a two-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the contract is for $10 million total and allows Smyly to earn another $7 million with performance bonuses. Smyly was non-tendered by the Mariners at the beginning of the month and became a free agent.

Smyly, 28, underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in late June. He’s expected to miss, at minimum, the first half of the 2018 season. The Cubs are hoping he can contribute to a playoff push in the latter half of the season as well as in 2019.

Smyly didn’t pitch at all in 2017. When he was healthy the season prior, he made 30 starts for the Rays and put up a 4.88 ERA and a 167/49 K/BB ratio in 175 1/3 innings.