Carrasco Strikes Out 6, Indians Beat Cubs 7-2nytimes.com Updated 7 hours agoEdwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs while Carlos Carrasco struck out six of his 12 batters in leading the Cleveland Indians over a Chicago split-squad 7-2 Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Santiago Throws 4 Shutout Innings, Cubs Top Angelsnytimes.com Updated 7 hours agoLos Angeles Angels lefty Hector Santiago kept up his push for a starting spot, pitching four shutout innings Friday in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs in a split-squad game.Upvote Share Tweet
Transition to Cubs like night and day for RuggianoMLB.com Updated 11 hours agoThere have been some free agents in the past who sign with the Cubs and relish the idea of playing at Wrigley Field, but have a tough time adjusting to day games. That won't be a problem for Justin Ruggiano.Upvote Share Tweet
Wood Goes 3 Shutout Innings, Cubs Fall to Indiansnytimes.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)Travis Wood could be in position to pitch for the Chicago Cubs on opening day and if his first start at spring training is any indication, he's going to make it a tough decision for manager Rick Renteria.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)A contestant on last night's episode of Wheel Of Fortune professed her love for Chicago sports, namely the Bulls and Bears. She is, to a lesser extent, also a fan of the White Sox rather than the Cubs. This pleases Pat Sajak, who is just as confused by …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 5 (2 days ago)Jeff Samardzija struggled with his command at times in a three-inning outing Wednesday in a Colorado Rockies split-squad's 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cuddyer hit by pitch, but believes he's OKMLB.com Updated Mar 5 (2 days ago)Defending National League batting champion Michael Cuddyer left the Rockies' 7-5 win over the Cubs in the third inning on Wednesday after he was hit on the left shoulder blade by a pitch from right-hander Jeff Samardzija. But Cuddyer doesn't believe the…Upvote Share Tweet
Samardzija focusing on fastball command, sinkerMLB.com Updated Mar 5 (2 days ago)Jeff Samardzija is preparing for Opening Day, but he wasn't about to name himself as the Cubs' starter on March 31 against the Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Arrieta throws off mound, reports no issuesMLB.com Updated Mar 5 (3 days ago)Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw off the mound for the first time this spring on Tuesday, and he said his right shoulder passed all the tests.Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Ruggiano Powers Cubs to 6-4 Win Over A'snytimes.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)Justin Ruggiano hit a two-run homer and an RBI double, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 win Tuesday over an Oakland Athletics split-squad.Upvote Share Tweet
Castro says Baez would not be an impositionMLB.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)Starlin Castro is the starting shortstop. But what about Javier Baez, the Cubs' top prospect who also plays the position? Baez likely will start the season in the Minors, but how long can he stay there?Upvote Share Tweet
Lilly joins front office as special assistantMLB.com Updated Mar 4 (4 days ago)Former pitcher Ted Lilly will be a special assistant to Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, and he will do a variety of tasks, such as helping with scouting and developing young players.Upvote Share Tweet
Buckner steps down as minors hitting coachESPN.com Updated Mar 4 (4 days ago)Former major league star Bill Buckner is stepping down as a minor league hitting coach in the Chicago Cubs organization.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)Ryan Braun raised his spring training batting average to .800 with a double and a single in three plate appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers during their 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rivals-turned-teammates headline Crew's rotationMLB.com Updated Mar 3 (5 days ago)In 2012, Yovani Gallardo, Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza battled as rivals in the NL Central -- Gallardo in Milwaukee, Lohse for the Cardinals and Garza at the front of the Cubs' rotation. Two years later, the three now sit alongside each other in the clubho…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Mar 3 (5 days ago)Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro suffered a hamstring injury and will miss 7-10 days of spring training, manager Rick Renteria announced Monday morning.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Mar 2 (5 days ago)Monday offers another full slate of Spring Training games in both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues, featuring a number of debuts, firsts and intriguing matchups. The Brewers-Cubs contest will be one of several featuring the first use of Major League Ba…Upvote Share TweetMike Moustakas homered twice, Eric Hosmer added three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Mar 2 (5 days ago)After missing his start because of a rainout of Saturday's split-squad nightcap against the Cubs at Salt River Fields, the first outing of the spring for heralded D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley has been rescheduled for Monday night's second game of…Upvote Share Tweet
Olt set for first action in field this springMLB.com Updated Mar 2 (6 days ago)Finally, Mike Olt will get on the field. Olt has been limited to the designated-hitter role, as he nurses a tender right shoulder. He's scheduled to start at first base for the Cubs on Monday in a makeup "B" game against the Giants at Cubs Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs-Diamondbacks Game Washed Outnytimes.com Updated Mar 1 (6 days ago)A split-squad game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks was canceled Saturday night because of lightning and heavy rain.Upvote Share Tweet
Cain gets work despite start getting rained outMLB.com Updated Mar 1 (6 days ago)Saturday's rainout of the exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs didn't change pitching plans for the Giants' top starters who could have been affected.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants-Cubs Rained Outnytimes.com Updated Mar 1 (6 days ago)The spring training game between the San Francisco Giants and a split squad of Chicago Cubs was rained out Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs liking prospects' attitudes, performanceMLB.com Updated Mar 1 (6 days ago)Jeff Samardzija is like Cubs fans. He can't wait to watch Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler play.Upvote Share TweetMike Trout wasted little time in showing off his million-dollar swing.Upvote Share Tweet
Cunningham's socks keep teammates' feet happyMLB.com Updated Feb 28All Aaron Cunningham has to do is open his suitcase in the Cubs' clubhouse, and the players come -- for his socks. Cunningham is a non-roster invitee on the Cubs, but the outfielder is also a market manager for Strideline, which makes colorful and appar…Upvote Share Tweet
On Baseball: Cubs Are Working on Winning Soon, if Not Nownytimes.com Updated Feb 27The Chicago Cubs are coming off their worst two-year stretch, but Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations, and his legacy in Boston offers hope.Upvote Share Tweet
Pipeline Perspectives: Baez most likely to make switchMLB.com Updated Feb 26Which prospect does Jonathan Mayo see as the most likely to change positions? He goes with the Cubs' Javier Baez, saying the shortstop might eventually wind up at third base, or second, on the North Side of Chicago.Upvote Share Tweet
Kris Bryant On His First Home RunFeb 28Cubs prospect Kris Bryant discusses hitting a home run in his first spring at-bat as a professional.
Samardzija 'Pretty Happy' with First StartFeb 27Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija talks about his first spring outing, which included walking the first batter on four pitches.
Starlin Castro Prepared To Bounce BackFeb 20Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro discusses new manager Rick Renteria's approach, and how he's prepared to bounce back from a rough season in 2013.
Cubs Spring Training PreviewFeb 13Jesse Rogers looks ahead to the Cubs' upcoming season.
NBA - True or false: Free agency decisionsMar 6Our 5-on-5 crew answers the key questions about whether top free agents will opt in or out in 2014.
Don Banks: Raiders, Steelers among AFC front offices under pressure this o…Mar 6As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
Don Banks: Cowboys, Rams among NFC front offices under pressure this offse…Mar 4As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
The Tuesday MailbagMar 4Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league that never sleeps: For now, the extra point’s not going anywhere, though it should. Judy Battista of the NFL Digital Media Group wrote Monday that the Competition Committee, at its Florida meeting, is con…