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  • Bragging rights: the sluggers — Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu

    Bragging rights: the sluggers — Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu
    The sluggers Cubs: Anthony Rizzo The repertoire: "There's nothing to worry about this guy," one major league scout said. Rizzo performed remarkably well despite a lack of protection last season. Rizzo mastered the art of hitting the ball where it's...
  • Cubs: 2015 opening-day roster

    Cubs: 2015 opening-day roster
    Projected lineup CF Dexter Fowler: Much-needed leadoff batter entering a contract year. RF Jorge Soler: A healthy season could result in rookie of the year honors. 1B Anthony Rizzo: Could be destined for more All-Star seasons. SS Starlin Castro:...
  • Wednesday's recap: Cubs 11, Brewers 7

     Wednesday's recap: Cubs 11, Brewers 7
    The summary Before a crowd of 13,375 that increased Sloan Park home attendance to a major-league spring record 222,415, the Cubs pulled away to an 11-7 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday behind home runs from Tommy La Stella, Anthony Rizzo, Dexter...
  • Jason Hammel loves Cubs' power

    Jason Hammel loves Cubs' power
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jason Hammel wasn't gloating Friday after hitting a single off former Chicago Cubs teammate Jeff Samardzija. "It took me three seconds to get out of the box," Hammel said after contributing to a nine-hit attack that paced the Cubs to a 6-...
  • Anthony Rizzo to bat leadoff; Kris Bryant returns to 3b

    Anthony Rizzo to bat leadoff; Kris Bryant returns to 3b
    MESA, Ariz. --  A little joking turned out to be a reality for Anthony Rizzo, as the Chicago Cubs' first baseman will bat leadoff Saturday in a split squad game against the Colorado Rockies at Sloan Park. "It was more of a joking around thing," Rizzo...
  • Batting 9th no demotion for Arismendy Alcantara, Tommy La Stella

    Batting 9th no demotion for Arismendy Alcantara, Tommy La Stella
    MESA, Ariz. -- With 5 1/2 weeks of spring training completed, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thought Saturday was a good time to move slugger Anthony Rizzo to the leadoff spot. "It freshes them up a bit," Maddon said of the change. "It’s always...
  • Friday's recap: Cubs 6, White Sox 3

    Friday's recap: Cubs 6, White Sox 3
    The summary Jason Hammel pitched six solid innings and Cubs batters swatted four home runs to defeat the White Sox 6-3 Friday at Sloan Park. At the plate Jorge Soler, Chris Coghlan, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo each homered off former Cub Jeff...
  • 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...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs win 4-3, Hammel pitches four scoreless innings

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs win 4-3, Hammel pitches four scoreless innings
    Cubs 4, Royals 3  Spring record: 6-9-1 The summary: Before a sellout crowd of 15,181 that enjoyed 85-degree weather at Sloan Park, the Cubs are relied on four scoreless innings by starting pitcher Jason Hammel. Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI...
  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 4, Royals 3

     Tuesday's recap: Cubs 4, Royals 3
    The summary The Cubs relied on four shutout innings from Jason Hammel and exceptional defense for 82/3 innings for their 4-3 victory over the Royals at Sloan Park. At the plate Matt Szczur, arguably the fastest player in the organization, led off...
  • Cubs third basemen Kris Bryant, Mike Olt will get work at other positions

     Cubs third basemen Kris Bryant, Mike Olt will get work at other positions
    MESA, Ariz. — With less than three weeks to go before opening night, the Cubs will start working on their versatility. Manager Joe Maddon, a versatility maven, said Sunday that third basemen Mike Olt and Kris Bryant will work in the outfield....