| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:32 PM
BOSTON — Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought pitcher Jake Arrieta and reliever Pedro Strop to the Cubs from the Orioles for pitcher Scott Feldman, with the Cubs being accused of "jumping the market."
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON — It took more than one-third of the regular season, but Darwin Barney is making the most of regular playing time.
That was made possible mostly by an injury to Emilio Bonifacio and the struggles of Mike Olt, but Barney recently has...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:21 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon could return as soon as Sunday after throwing an 11-pitch bullpen session Saturday without feeling any discomfort in his right elbow.
"It felt very good," said Rondon, who last pitched in a game on...
| 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,...
| 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 13, 2014
| 8:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The loss of Emilio Bonifacio and the presence of lurking scouts will test the Cubs' focus leading up to at least the July 31 trade deadline.
And they could learn Saturday whether they could be without the services of closer Hector...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:34 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- It's Junior Lake's turn to bat leadoff Saturday as the Cubs attempt to win their second consecutive game at Philadelphia.
Lake will bat in the top spot as the Cubs try to find production since Emilio Bonifacio suffered a right ribcage...
| 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...