| Mar 25, 2015
| 2:07 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- It's back to outfield basics for Chicago Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant.
In an effort to increase his versatility and perhaps his chances of strengthening the lineup, the 6-foot-5 Bryant worked on taking proper routes and his footwork with...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 6:07 AM
MESA, Ariz. — The mundane drills usually reserved for the first two weeks of spring training are still in full force for the Cubs two weeks before opening day.
Despite the addition of veterans such as Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler to supplement...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:57 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The brief appearance of actor-comedian Will Ferrell as an opponent just diverted attention from the early struggles of Jason Hammel.
"It's hard to get pissed off at myself because you have Will Ferrell running around the field,"...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:35 PM
MESA, Ariz. — The roll call of forgettable pitchers getting major-league starts with the Cubs since Theo Epstein took over as president includes Chris Volstad, Justin Germano, Jason Berken, Randy Wells and Scott Baker.
When you're looking to start...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:45 PM
MESA, Ariz. — The roles may change and so will the makeup of a deep Cubs bullpen.
The lone question — the lack of an experienced left-hander — was addressed Thursday when the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 5:57 PM
MESA, Ariz. – Cubs manager Joe Maddon downplays the significance of spring training results in finalizing opening-day rosters.
But in his team's case, performances by the competitors for the fifth spot in the rotation could have major...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:54 AM
MESA, Arriz. -- Manager Joe Maddon said not to read much into his lineups for Thursday's split-squad games.
But Thursday's lineup that will face the world champion San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale appears attractive from a future standpoint. The...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:15 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Center fielder Dexter Fowler seemed disappointed to learn the Wrigley Field bleachers reconstruction won't be completed until at least early June so he won't be able to hear fan noise behind him.
"I don't know what to expect," said...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 6:44 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Dexter Fowler was smart enough to have the opportunity to attend Harvard and play basketball for the Crimson.
But Fowler chose to apply his smarts to the baseball diamond. Now the Cubs hope the rest of their hitters will study the...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Despite having an improved roster for 2015, there are many questions confronting the Cubs in spring training. Here are nine:
When are the trades? Even though a late offseason flirtation with free agent James Shields fell through, the Cubs could deal...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:50 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro has been accustomed to change during his five seasons with the Chicago Cubs.
But one move he has been somewhat reluctant to make involves his family and could affect his future with the Cubs.
Castro said he is looking...