| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
While injuries are a part of any fantasy season and any fantasy sport, I don’t quite remember a preseason like the one Major League Baseball is enduring this year.
The list of players starting the season on the disabled list seems to be growing...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured.
Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Mark Trumbo by agreeing Thursday to a $4.8-million, one-year contract with the outfielder.
Arizona acquired Trumbo from the Los Angeles Angels in December in a three-team trade that also included the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:21 PM
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,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Barney, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday, was traded with cash considerations for a player to be named later.
Barney batted .230 with 16 RBIs this season....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:37 PM
You just knew the Dodgers would make a move before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline and here it is:
They’ve picked up second baseman Darwin Barney.
OK, so maybe that’s not the deal that clinches the pennant, but I suppose it can&...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Can it be Thursday, please? At 1 p.m. with deals done or not done? At some point do you stop caring and just want it over?
The nonwaiver trading deadline draws near, just not near enough.
This is the time of year when rumors fly, dip low and then go...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:26 PM
KEY MOMENT: Matt Kemp hit two home runs, one to center field and one to right, and appeared to be the hitter he was before injuries derailed his career in 2012 and 2013. Kemp, the subject of trade rumors, is batting .452 (14 for 31) in his last eight...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said.
The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...