| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:14 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has agreed to a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 31-year-old will attend big league spring training, which opens Feb. 19. He is 45-50 with a 4.26 ERA in nine seasons with Milwaukee,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The Chicago Cubs cleared space on their 40-man roster Wednesday with four roster moves.
The Cubs announced that outfielder Ryan Kalish, infielders Chris Valaika and Josh Vitters and pitcher James McDonald cleared waivers and were outrighted to Triple-...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Joe Maddon will need to get acclimated to a new coaching staff, buy clothes warmer than the light stuff he sports in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area and make sure Javier Baez no longer wants the No. 70 jersey he wore in spring training.
If he finalizes...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster shrunk to 35 Thursday as reliever Carlos Villanueva filed for free agency, and the team declined the 2015 option on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa.
Villanueva, 30, completed a two-year deal and was 5-7 with a 4.64 ERA in 42...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:23 PM
As Carlos Villanueva's two-year contract is about to expire with the Chicago Cubs, the versatile pitcher appreciated his stint as he envisions a promising future.
“As I’ve gotten older, I don’t see things from a negative (standpoint)...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:03 PM
After missing nine weeks with a right hamstring tear and getting traded despite his distinction as the Athletics' top prospect, Addison Russell believes he's ready for anything the Cubs may throw at him.
"This year threw me a curveball," Russell said...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:21 PM
TORONTO — Manager Rick Renteria showed that he hasn't given up on the Cubs' fifth consecutive non-winning season, and the year's remaining 16 games allow the rookies to respond to Renteria's challenge to display better focus.
"A lot of us are...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Do you see any free agent outfielders that the Cubs might sign in the next two years since the current outfielders are all journeymen and average at best? Where do you think the Cubs payroll will be if they get rid of Darwin Barney ($ 2.3 million), Nate...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:59 PM
ST. LOUIS — The Cubs and Cardinals have been hating on each other for 122 years and running, so Sunday afternoon's tete-a-tete between John Lackey and Starlin Castro was nothing new.
Just Google "Dusty Baker-Tony La Russa-shouting match" for a...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Cardinals bounced back from an early five-run deficit to move into a first-place tie with the Brewers in the NL Central with a 9-6 victory. With runners on the corners and one out in a 6-6 tie in the eighth, manager Rick Renteria ordered...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Dodgers’ winning ways continued Sunday, but so did their hearts skipping a beat.
On an afternoon the Dodgers won their 14th consecutive road game with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field, their thoughts went less to...