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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs, who face the Miami Marlins Tuesday, not only bolstered their relief corps with a Monday trade with the Los Angeles Angels, they added a completely different look.The Cubs added right-hander Joe Smith, who has a sidearm delivery that contrasts sharply with the Cubs mostly hard-throwing relievers.Hes a sidearm, ground ball guy. We dont have that look or that ability right now in our bullpen,said Jed Hoyer, the Cubs general manager. Its great to have hard-throwing guys with great breaking balls, but its nice to add a different look. Hes also a guy that Joe (manager Joe Maddon) can use to get a big double play in the right spot.The deal for the 32-year-old reliever came as the Cubs wrapped up a busy pre-deadline stretch that also saw arrivals of left-handed relievers Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery.You definitely assess your bullpen over the first half of the season and if there are areas you want to improve, you look to do that, Hoyer said. When we looked at this team that was an area that we thought we could make some changes -- adding two left-handers and adding a guy like Smith, who can be a right-handed specialist. We felt that would improve the mix of our bullpen.The Smith deal reportedly closed just before Mondays 3 p.m. Central time trading deadline. The Cubs gave up Class-A Eugene right-handed pitcher Jesus Castillo, 2/3 with a 3.27 ERA in seven minor league starts.Smith is a veteran of three teams and 10 big league seasons. He is 1-4 with a 3.82 ERA , 25 strikeouts and four saves in 38 appearances this season. Smith has a career 40-27 record with 2.94 ERA and 461 strikeouts in 623 games.He has reached 70 relief outings in each of the last five seasons, showing versatility by both closing and working set-up over the last three years.On July 25, Chicago acquired Chapman -- the left-handed closer recently clocked with a 105-miles per hour fastball -- from the New York Yankees.Five days earlier they landed Montgomery, 27, in a four-player trade with the Seattle Mariners for first base prospect Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Paul Blackburn while receiving minor-league pitcher Jordan Pries.Hoyer said it wasnt just the Cubs looking at bullpen help this time of year.I dont want to say that almost all contenders improve their bullpen, Hoyer said, but Ill bet if you look around the league the majority of teams in contention did something to address their bullpen.The Miami Marlins made one trade prior to the deadline as they shed injured right-hander Colin Rea.But the NL East contenders -- currently 4 1/2 games in back of first-place Washington -- otherwise stood pat as the trading deadline passed and a final eight-week chase commenced.They sent Rea back to the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league pitcher Luis Castillo. Miami had acquired Rea and pitcher Andrew Cashner in a seven-player deal but reportedly determined Rea was already hurting when he arrived.Most attention this week around the Marlins is on outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who is just two hits away from becoming the 30th major-league hitter to reach 3,000 career hits.He would be the third to reach 3,000 against Chicago, following Stan Musial (May 13, 1958 at Wrigley Field) and Lou Brock (Aug. 13, 1979 at St. Louis).The Mariners send one of the leagues top strikeout artists against the Cubs in Tuesdays middle game. Right-hander Jose Fernandez (12-5, 2.79 ERA) has 184 strikeouts for the season, good for second in the league.Tuesdays start will be the second of his career against Chicago.The Cubs will counter with right-hander Jason Hammel (10-5, 3.23 ERA) in his 21st start of the season. He is 2-5 with a 3.97 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) against Miami. 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Clearance College Basketball Jerseys . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. A former NFL player who suffered what the league deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyds of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy for professional athletes.The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test case for insurers dealing with the emerging fallout from sports concussions and head trauma claims.The NFL declared former Carolina Panthers defensive back Haruki Nakamura fully and permanently disabled after the concussion he received in an August 2013 preseason game, and it awarded him monthly benefits.Lloyds medical expert nonetheless ruled, nearly 18 months after the claim was filed, that he could return to play. However, the doctor cautioned Nakamura to consider the probable long-term effects of repetitive concussions before making the decision, according to the suit, filed Monday in Mecklenburg County.Lizzie Lowe, a U.S. spokeswoman for Lloyds, said the insurance consortium doesnt comment on pending litigation.Nakamura, 30, said he suffers from headaches, vision problems, fatigue, depression and suicidal thoughts.He hit the side of his head making a tackle in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he was diagnosed with a concussion at a hospital. Citing a concussion, the Panthers released him five days later, the lawsuit said. He was later diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome by a sports concussion expert at the University of Pittsburgh.Nakamura had paid $17,000 a year for the Llooyds policy in 2012 and 2013, according to his lawyers, John W.dddddddddddd. Schryber and Julie L. Hammerman, who specialize in insurance policies for athletes. The policies are recommended for athletes who might not have a guaranteed salary and who can be cut after an injury. The lawyers said they have never had an insurer reject a policy after a doctor or the NFL judged a client to have a career-ending injury. But this is the first concussion claim they have filed under coverage for bodily injuries.And now theyre denying coverage altogether, Schryber said Wednesday. The point of going out and buying private insurance is to have a hedge against all of these other things that are outside of your control.Nakamura could potentially seek an award under the NFLs planned $1 billion court settlement of concussion claims, though its unclear how he might fare. The settlement, which could roll out within the next year, is designed to cover more than 20,000 NFL retirees for the next 65 years. The league estimates that 6,000 former players, or nearly 3 in 10, could develop Alzheimers disease or moderate dementia that some link to concussions.Nakamura, an Ohio native, played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008 to 2011 before joining the Panthers. He lives with his wife and two children in Mooresville, North Carolina. ' ' '

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