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  • Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight

     Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight
    Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate. Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...
  • The Great Awakening? Starlin Castro says he has newfound maturity

    The Great Awakening? Starlin Castro says he has newfound maturity
    After dodging two life-threatening incidents last December in his native Dominican Republic, Starlin Castro hopes a potential move to the United States finally will distance himself from off-the-field problems that have tarnished his image. "I have to...
  • Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'

    Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'
    "The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher" by Sean Jensen was published by Broadstreet Feb. 17. The first in a planned Middle School Rules series, the book for young readers details the former Bears linebacker's childhood and how it impacted his later...
  • Your pre-March Madness survival guide

    Woe is us, sports fans! After the Super Bowl and before the NCAA tournament, here lie the dragons of the American sports calendar. Sure, there's action for die-hard Blackhawks and Bulls fans, but even they spend February looking ahead to the thrills of...
  • Cubs claim pitcher Drake Britton off waivers

    Cubs claim pitcher Drake Britton off waivers
    The Chicago Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher Drake Britton off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Britton, 25, was 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA, 21 strikeouts and nine walks over 27 2/3 innings pitched in 25 relief appearances with the Red Sox over...
  • Cardinals sign pitcher Carlos Villanueva

    The Cardinals said they intended to pursue a veteran starter on the eve of spring training and that they would check the market at that point for their options. They have landed one. The Cardinals have signed right-hander Carlos Villanueva to a minor-...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester a newcomer to Chicago but a veteran on mound

     Cubs' Jon Lester a newcomer to Chicago but a veteran on mound
    Jon Lester the free agent signing signaled optimism and a potential new era for the Cubs. Jon Lester the Chicagoan, however, is still adjusting to his new digs. "It's going to take some exploring. It may take a month, it may take a year. But we're going...
  • Orioles' Wesley Wright 'excited about the future'

    Orioles' Wesley Wright 'excited about the future'
    In terms of players, there were very few new faces at FanFest on Saturday – an obvious result of an offseason in which the Orioles have not made any major moves. The club’s biggest acquisition, outfielder Travis Snider, had previously...
  • Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14

    Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14
    1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.  1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
  • Sammy Sosa to miss Ernie Banks' funeral

    Sammy Sosa to miss Ernie Banks' funeral
    Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa will not be attending the funeral of Ernie Banks on Saturday, a friend of Sosa's told the Tribune on Wednesday. Sosa is scheduled to travel Saturday to Japan on a business trip that already had been pushed back as he...
  • Ernie Banks memorial: 'Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub because he loved us back'

    Ernie Banks memorial: 'Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub because he loved us back'
    Political leaders, Hall of Fame ballplayers and dozens of ordinary Chicagoans bade a poignant but uplifting farewell Saturday to Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs shortstop whose otherworldly athleticism, unflagging optimism and inexhaustible goodwill made...