| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
This also could serve as an audition...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida.
Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-4 Sunday as he recorded his ninth multihit game at home this season.
"He had some great at-bats today," manager Rick Renteria said. "He has done a nice job filling in with the role he has got since spring. I think (other)...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Shortly after front-line pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics two weeks ago, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva spoke of the importance of veterans in mentoring young players being promoted from the...
| 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'...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:10 PM
PHOENIX — Cubs manager Rick Renteria wasn't about to speculate on the futures of left fielder Junior Lake and third baseman Mike Olt in the wake of their rough seasons combined with the progress of players at Triple-A Iowa and Emilio Bonifacio close...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:32 PM
General manager Jed Hoyer's feelings Tuesday night regarding Arismendy Alcantara's immediate future were clear.
"It's time for Mendy to play," Hoyer said before Alcantara hit his second home run in nine games since being promoted from Triple-A Iowa....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:20 PM
General manager Jed Hoyer was hopeful the Cubs could trade second baseman Darwin Barney to a playoff contender despite his .230 batting average and diminished playing time.
“He’s a Gold Glove defender,” Hoyer said Tuesday after Barney,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Chicago Cubs wasted little time adding speed to the top of their batting order Tuesday night by placing Emilio Bonifacio at the leadoff spot against San Diego.
Bonifacio, who has missed five weeks because of a right oblique strain, batted .261...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:34 PM
CINCINNATI — In his quest to win the Final Vote for the last spot on the National League All-Star team, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo believes he might have a trump card.
That's the universe-wide legion of Cubs fans.
"The Cubs have been a big...