| 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 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...
| 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 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote.
"I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Samardzija isn't scheduled to pitch until Tuesday night at Miami, but scouts are keeping busy evaluating other Cubs players.
Saturday's 7-4 loss Saturday to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park provided the latest sampling of who...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:33 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Now that Jeff Samardzija has his first win, the Chicago Cubs will try to provide more offense Sunday to try to get him more victories.
Catcher Welington Castillo and third baseman Mike Olt, whom each have struggled as this 10-game trip...
| 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 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)...