The Chicago Bulls host the Indiana Pacers tonight at the United Center in preseason action. The Bulls are 4-and-0 on the year after a 96-81 win over the Pistons on Wednesday. The Pacers are winless at 0-and-4 following a 92-85 setback to Dallas on Wednesday.
The Cubs interviewed Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez yesterday for their open managerial position. Martinez has been with the Rays the last six seasons. The Cubs are looking to replace the fired Dale Sveum. Chicago has interviewed San Diego bench coach Rick Renteria, former Arizona manager A.J. Hinch and former Cleveland manager Manny Acta.
The White Sox have landed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu. ESPN says the White Sox have agreed to a six-year, 68-million-dollar deal with the 26-year-old first baseman. The Astros and Red Sox were also in the mix. In 2010-11 Abreu hit over .450 with 33 homers and 93 RBI in 66 games while in Cuba. He batted .360 with three long balls and nine RBI in this year's World Baseball Classic.