| 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 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
PHOENIX — Arismendy Alcantara made a brief stop in Iowa over the All-Star break to pick up some more clothes for his stay in the big leagues, and Kyle Hendricks will start Tuesday night with a chance to stick in the fourth spot in the Cubs'...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The platoon outfield experiment is a disaster. None of the experienced outfielders can hit. Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz (a career .258 hitter - so forget his "slump") and Justin Ruggiano (couldn't hit before his injury and can't hit after) have...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:50 PM
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-...
| 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,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:37 PM
After popping up a sacrifice bunt attempt that landed in the glove of Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his leg before retreating to the dugout Monday night.
Samardzija's frustration was understandable,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team.
Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business.
The towering right-hander...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney has gone about his business quietly and professionally, despite a reduced role this season.
"We know that he is a former Gold Glover. We know that he carries himself defensively on the field very well," manager Rick...