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  • Cubs' Javier Baez unsure of his status

    Cubs' Javier Baez unsure of his status
    MESA, Ariz. -- Javier Baez's strongest supporters will point to the two strong throws he made Sunday as proof that he's deserving of a spot on the Chicago Cubs' opening day roster. But Baez's skeptics will point to his three strikeouts as evidence...
  • Cubs manager Joe Maddon starting to focus on regular batting order

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon starting to focus on regular batting order
    MESA, Ariz. — With opening night one week away, manager Joe Maddon has a better understanding of his personnel. "Everything is getting clearer right now," Maddon said Saturday before the Cubs optioned left-hander Eric Jokisch to Triple-A Iowa...
  • Wrigley rooftop owner indicted on fraud charges in alleged $600,000 scheme

    Wrigley rooftop owner indicted on fraud charges in alleged $600,000 scheme
    A week before the Cubs square off against the St. Louis Cardinals in their nationally televised season opener, off-field turmoil abounds. Workers are scrambling to clear construction debris from Wrigley Field’s concourse area before fans arrive. A...
  • Saturday's recap: Cubs 18, Rockies 4; Reds 9, Cubs 5

    Saturday's recap: Cubs 18, Rockies 4; Reds 9, Cubs 5
    The summary The Cubs knocked out the Rockies' Jon Gray, who was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft — one behind Kris Bryant — with seven runs in the first inning of an 18-4 victory Saturday at Sloan Park. Jake Arrieta batted eighth and...
  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta stays loose on mound, at plate

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta stays loose on mound, at plate
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jake Arrieta's biggest challenge Saturday wasn't facing the Colorado Rockies or batting eighth. It was staying loose during long stretches of the Chicago Cubs' 18-4 split-squad win. Arrieta capped a seven-run first inning by smacking...
  • Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up

    Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up
    LAKELAND, Fla. — Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't worried about having hot water in the visiting clubhouse showers Sunday night when the season opens at under-construction Wrigley Field. After all, it wouldn't be the first time the Cardinals...
  • Cubs' Kris Bryant starts in left field vs. Royals

    Cubs' Kris Bryant starts in left field vs. Royals
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Many of the Chicago Cubs' projected starting position players will get Sunday off as their final break before entering the final six days of spring training. The Cubs are expected to extend their players in those final six games in...
  • Cubs unconcerned about Jason Motte's struggles

    Cubs unconcerned about Jason Motte's struggles
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs are expected to finalize the alignment of their starting rotation shortly after left-handed ace Jon Lester throws a minor league game Tuesday. And they haven't ruled out the slim possibility that the left hamstring of...
  • Edwin Jackson leans on history with Joe Maddon

    Edwin Jackson leans on history with Joe Maddon
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Edwin Jackson remains an enigma because of performances like Sunday when he pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings after allowing eight runs on nine hits in his previous appearance. Jackson is trying to secure at least part of the fifth spot...
  • 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...