Quote of the day: Elijah, Passover, and Josh Johnson

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“I’d be less surprised if Elijah showed up at my parents’ house this
Passover than if they trade him before the start of the season.”

– Josh Johnson’s agent Matt Sosnick, during an interview with FOXSports.com.
According to two sources with knowledge of the club’s intentions, the
Marlins do not plan to trade the 25-year-old right-hander this
offseason.

Okay, unless the Messiah suddenly appears, I swear this is my last Josh Johnson post for a while.

Cubs to activate Craig Kimbrel on Thursday

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The Cubs will activate reliever Craig Kimbrel ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Braves, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Kimbrel, 31, ended a seven-month stint in free agency, agreeing to a three-year, $43 million contract with the Cubs earlier this month. He has made four minor league appearances, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

With an aggregate 3.96 ERA entering Wednesday, the Cubs’ bullpen has been among the better bullpens in the league. Adding Kimbrel, one of the greatest closers of all-time, certainly can’t hurt and will give them some stability in save situations.