| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
ESPN.com reports: Former Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, 38, says he is retiring, "I've lost the love and passion to play the game. My mind is not focused on baseball."
The seven-time All-Star, who hit 412 home runs, was released by the Yankees in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Now that Alfonso Soriano says he will retire, it brings to mind when he burst onto the scene in New York with 18 home runs and 43 steals in 2001. That next year he just missed being a 40-40 player with 39 home runs and 41 stolen bases. He just could not...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Dave McKay returning to the Cubs, the departure of the Cubs’ Class-A move from Kane County to South Bend and the Cubs’ National League 2015 Rookie of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The Cubs believed they had enough money last winter to make an honest run at free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
But with about $41 million off the books from this year's obligations — including the final $14 million installment on Alfonso...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:33 AM
The New York Yankees designated veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano for assignment Sunday. Soriano, 38, has a batting line of .221/.244/.367 with six home runs and 23 RBIs in 238 plate appearances this season. He has been in a platoon in the outfield...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Rays 4, Yankees 3: James Loney homered among three hits and drove in a pair of runs as Tampa Bay beat New York at Yankee Stadium for the fifth straight time.
Ben Zobrist had two hits and an RBI and Kevin Kiermaier and Ryan Hanigan each had two hits and...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Cubs decided to wait until Wednesday for Jorge Soler’s major league debut because of the long flight today from Seattle to Cincinnati.
Soler was playing for Triple-A Iowa Monday night in Tacoma when he got the news of his promotion, shortly...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are):
Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans.
Bigger idiots, I mean.
Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Kecoughtan High graduate Jake Cave went to the plate in a major-league exhibition for the first time Thursday, grounding out to shortstop for the New York Yankees in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 6-0 split-squad win against...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...