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Carlos Villanueva

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  • Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot

    Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday. This also could serve as an audition...
  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    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...
  • Cubs prospects soaking up big league experience

    Cubs prospects soaking up big league experience
    MESA, Ariz. — Shortly after front-line pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics two weeks ago, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva spoke of the importance of veterans in mentoring young players being promoted from the...
  • Edwin Jackson labels performance 'embarrassing'

    Edwin Jackson labels performance 'embarrassing'
    Edwin Jackson referred to his performance as "embarrassing" after the veteran right-hander put his team in an deep, early hole Saturday before the Cubs ultimately lost 11-6 to the Braves at Wrigley Field. Jackson lasted just 32/3 innings, allowing a...
  • How Cubs might be forced to win arms race

    How Cubs might be forced to win arms race
    In their season-opening series, the Cubs improved from 1-for-lordtheystink with runners in scoring position to 3-for-omigawd. In the final game of a series they just lost to the Phillies at home, they improved from 4-for-lordtheystink to 8-for-omigawd...
  • Wood on loss to Brewers: 'Yeah that was a rough one'

    Wood on loss to Brewers: 'Yeah that was a rough one'
    MILWAUKEE -- Travis Wood let out a big sigh and shook his head after Friday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. There were no positives he could take out of his 11th start, with lasted less than three innings. "Yeah, that was a rough one," he...
  • White Sox break it open late to top Cubs 5-1

    White Sox break it open late to top Cubs 5-1
    The Cubs and White Sox are in varying states of development, harboring eclectic groups of transient veterans and emerging young players. In the cases of many of these players, it will be: Now you see them, now you don't. In the meantime, the work-in-...
  • Hanley Ramirez jams shoulder as Dodgers win 14th straight on road

    Hanley Ramirez jams shoulder as Dodgers win 14th straight on road
    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...
  • Spring training: AL East preview

    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Zack Greinke leads Dodgers past Cubs, 6-2

    Zack Greinke leads Dodgers past Cubs, 6-2
    And then order was restored. All was calm. They worked counts, came up with some timely hits, made no real miscues. It hardly hurt any that the Dodgers had their hottest pitcher – nope, not Clayton Kershaw – on the mound, but they did more...