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  • Dexter Fowler could be in right place at right time with Cubs

    Dexter Fowler could be in right place at right time with Cubs
    It looked so promising in 2009 when Dexter Fowler broke into the majors as a rookie center fielder and helped the Rockies earn their second playoff berth in three seasons while playing with future National League All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
  • Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners

     Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners
    Well before the Cubs signed Jon Lester to a record-setting six-year, $155 million contract, they were aware that he hadn't attempted a pickoff throw to first base since 2013. Manager Joe Maddon said the issue was addressed in spring training and that...

    Cubs' Jon Lester throws 84-pitch minor league game

    Cubs' Jon Lester throws 84-pitch minor league game
    MESA, Ariz. -- In his final tune-up before opening night, Chicago Cubs left-handed ace Jon Lester threw 84 pitches Tuesday under warm conditions at the Cubs' spring training complex. Lester, who is trying to overcome a "dead arm" period, was...

    Starlin Castro not in Cubs' lineup, cuts loom

    Starlin Castro not in Cubs' lineup, cuts loom
    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro apparently will get Tuesday off as he celebrates his 25th birthday. Castro, who hasn't been nagged by a tight right groin, isn't listed in the B game lineup Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at...

    Joe Maddon puts Cubs veterans on notice: Defense makes difference

    Joe Maddon puts Cubs veterans on notice: Defense makes difference
    MESA, Ariz. — The mundane drills usually reserved for the first two weeks of spring training are still in full force for the Cubs two weeks before opening day. Despite the addition of veterans such as Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler to supplement...