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  • Anthony Rizzo appreciative of All-Star honor

     Anthony Rizzo appreciative of All-Star honor
    Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote. "I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
  • Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara flashes his versatility

    Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara flashes his versatility
    Arismendy Alcantara appears to be as agreeable as he is versatile in his first several games in the big leagues. The rookie second baseman was deployed in center field Saturday. He handled himself confidently defensively and collected a pair of hits,...
  • Alcantara looks great, now send him back down

    Alcantara looks great, now send him back down
    The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem: Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
  • Alcantara remains in Cubs' lineup

    Alcantara remains in Cubs' lineup
    PHOENIX -- Rookie Arismendy Alcantara will start the second half as he did at the end of the first half - in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup. Alcantara, who is batting .391 (9-for-23) with one double, one triple, one home run and five RBIs, will start...
  • Dejected Cubs 'spit out a bad ballgame'

    WASHINGTON — After learning late Friday that Jeff Samardzija had been traded to the Athletics, Cubs reliever James Russell had a final moment with his longtime teammate. "We shared a beer and a cigarette and sent him on his way," Russell said a...
  • Cubs' 5-game winning streak comes to an end

    Cubs' 5-game winning streak comes to an end
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria cautioned there would be hiccups along the way, and sure enough, the Cubs experienced one Sunday. The Marlins scored twice in the eighth inning off Pedro Strop to escape with a 4-3 victory and snap the last-place Cubs' season-...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Cubs extend Double-A agreement

    Cubs extend Double-A agreement
    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday they had reached a four-year Player Development Contract extension with Double-A Tennessee. The extension assures that the Cubs' Double-A affiliate will remain in Kodiak through the 2018 season,...
  • Cubs active Castillo, designate Whiteside for assignment

    The Cubs activated catcher Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, and catcher Eli Whiteside was designated for assignment. Castillo, who pinch-hit in the eighth inning and struck out with two men on base, missed 20 days with a left rib...
  • Cubs fail to cash in on chances, lose to Pirates

    Cubs fail to cash in on chances, lose to Pirates
    Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. "I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped. Apparently his players...
  • Castillo in Cubs' lineup; Bryant hits 4th HR

    Welington Castillo will make his first start at catcher Monday night since returning from the 15-day disabled list when the Chicago Cubs play host to the Cincinnati Reds. Castillo, who missed nearly three weeks because of rib cage inflammation, struck...