Omar Minaya to talk with Sandy Alderson about a job

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All that talk about ex-GM Omar Minaya scoring another job with the Mets might actually be real.

According to Ian Belgey of ESPN New York, Minaya plans to sit down with new general manager Sandy Alderson sometime after the New Year to discuss what role he could fit in the organization.

Minaya has also drawn interest from the Diamondbacks’ front office and may have a few other offers on the table.

He is still owed $1.1 million annually over the next two years via his contract with the Mets and he can take his time finding a favorable gig.

“He and I have been friends for a long time,” Alderson said of Minaya on Friday. “I have great respect for him as a baseball person. There’s always room for somebody with his capabilities.”

Minaya was canned in October after the Mets finished the 2010 season with a 79-83 record.

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.