| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The Cubs have signed 29-year-old Jason Jaramillo to a minor league contract, with the possibility he could make the team in spring training as the backup to Geovany Soto.
The switch-hitter missed much of last season with an elbow injury, but has played...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:14 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With his spot in the rotation seemingly secure, Jeff Samardzija has the luxury of working on refining his pitches this spring.
Samardzija was on the mound again Friday, giving up 10 hits and seven runs in an eventual 10-8 victory...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Catcher Geovany Soto has Sunday off, which might be a welcome respite considering he is hitless in his last 19 at-bats. Koyie Hill will catch the finale of the three-game series against the Brewers.
The rest of the Cubs' lineup is the same as Saturday...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 8:04 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) starting pitcher, Oakland Athletics: While the Athletics have been eliminated from playoff contention, it hasn't deterred McCarthy from continuing to...
| May 29, 2011
| 10:57 AM
The Cubs called up Iowa outfielder Brad Snyder on Sunday to replace Reed Johnson, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of continuing back problems.
Also on Sunday, catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the disabled list and Welington...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — After the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, center fielder Adam Jones said he walked into the visiting clubhouse and sensed the right vibe, one that's been prevalent throughout this surprising season....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:20 PM
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — The first and only time Chris Tillman had pitched at Rangers Ballpark back in July 2010, the Orioles right-hander turned in what might have been his signature performance as a major leaguer, taking a no-hit bid into the seventh...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Dodgers plugged holes
Los Angeles Times
While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night?
The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Now that the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated from 2012 and 2013 postseason contention, how bare do you see Theo Epstein stripping the Cubs? Is he going to trade everything of value (Matt Garza, Geovany Soto), pay large chunks of salary (Alfonso...
| Aug 14, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa — It's a Tuesday evening and the Cubs are on the field. They wear blue pinstriped pants and blue jerseys with those oddly sloped red numbers on their backs. I'm sipping an Old Style, someone in the outfield is operating the...