| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:02 PM
DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell.
Baez's standing as the top...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:15 PM
With Thursday's 3 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the audition continues for Cubs players strengthening their case to stay with the team and those showcasing their skills Monday night in front of teams such as the Mariners, Giants, Blue Jays...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
The Chicago Cubs cut ties with reliever Jose Veras by designating him for assignment Tuesday.
Veras had an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances. The Cubs owe Veras $3.85 million this season and a $150,000 buyout for 2015.
The Cubs also placed catcher Welington...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Eli Whiteside will make his Chicago Cubs debut Thursday night as the Cubs try to complete their first three-games sweep this season against the New York Mets.
Whiteside, who earned World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2012, was...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Welington Castillo has first-hand experience that being selected to the All-Star Futures Game will be a worthwhile moment for Cubs top prospects Kris Bryant and Javier Baez.
"It's a good experience for young guys," said Castillo, who played for the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:46 PM
What began as a storm threat that resulted in the Wrigley Field grounds crew preemptively putting the tarp down on the infield turned into a torrential downpour that delayed the start of Saturday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and...
| 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 10, 2014
| 6:07 PM
PITTSBURGH — In the eyes of Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith, catcher Kyle Schwarber checked off every box with an exclamation mark.
"After (Cubs President) Theo Epstein interviewed him this spring in Arizona, he told me it was one of the best...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:09 PM
PITTSBURGH — Kyle Schwarber immediately headed to Boise to start his professional career after agreeing Wednesday to a $3.125 million bonus with the Cubs.
And manager Rick Renteria, a former first round pick of the Pirates who spent 10 seasons...
| Aug 7, 2011
I didn’t see this one coming. Just a week after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, Placido Polanco is hurting again. According to multiple reports, this time it’s his hip. The Phillies third baseman was out from July 5-29......
| Aug 8, 2011
Major League Baseball announced that Shane Victorino was the only one involved in Friday's bench-clearing brawl to receive a suspension (3 games). He is appealing it. Giants catcher Eli Whiteside and pitcher Ramon Ramirez were both fined, as was Phillies....