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Jake Arrieta

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  • Cubs are being fed heavy diet of left-handers

    PITTSBURGH — After struggling against the quality pitching of the Pirates' Francisco Liriano, the Cubs hope they can get better facing left-handed starters. They will have another test Thursday (weather permitting) when they face Wandy Rodriguez...
  • Cubs go 0-for-2 on replay reviews in opener

    Cubs go 0-for-2 on replay reviews in opener
    PITTSBURGH — In addition to getting shut out and going hitless with runners in scoring position Monday, the Cubs came out on the short end of two calls as part of Major League Baseball's expanded replay system. "I'm trying to figure out what clear...
  • Cubs come up empty on opening day

    Cubs come up empty on opening day
    PITTSBURGH — Anthony Rizzo answered every question patiently, albeit with his hands on his hips. Rizzo's body language Monday summed up the state of the Cubs after a maddening 1-0 loss to the Pirates on opening day that was decided when Neil...
  • Cubs hoping division victories add up in 2014

    PITTSBURGH — One step forward, two steps back. The Cubs hope to eliminate the trend of improving in one area but regressing in others starting Monday against the Pirates. "We're crossing off boxes, but we need to cross off all of them at once,"...
  • Cubs place three on DL

    Cubs place three on DL
    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs placed pitchers Jake Arrieta, Kyuji Fujikawa and James McDonald on the disabled list. Arrieta, who is traveling with the team and will throw a simulated game Monday, and Fujikawa were placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive...
  • Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects

    Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps....
  • Outlook for Cubs certainly questionable

    The 100th season at Wrigley Field presents as many questions for the Cubs as reasons to celebrate one of baseball's shrines. But space permits only nine: How's the new boss? Rick Renteria's upbeat teaching methods will be put to the test by veterans...
  • Starlin Castro says he's all set for opener

    Starlin Castro says he's all set for opener
    PHOENIX — Starlin Castro didn't start Friday night, but he eased the minds of Cubs followers who wonder if his right hamstring will be healthy enough for him to play in the season opener against the Pirates Monday in Pittsburgh. "I'm there,"...
  • Carlos Villanueva gets 5th spot in rotation

    Carlos Villanueva gets 5th spot in rotation
    PHOENIX — The Cubs finally decided Carlos Villanueva as their fifth starter Friday over left-hander Chris Rusin. But they are waiting as long as possible before setting the bullpen for opening day and are exploring options not on their spring...
  • Cubs' Samardzija terse on future after final spring tuneup

    Cubs' Samardzija terse on future after final spring tuneup
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — From his performance to his teammates to his personal goals for 2014, Jeff Samardzija expanded on several topics Wednesday. But the status of his future wasn't one of them. Samardzija gave a terse reply when asked whether...
  • Cubs' Ruggiano scratched vs. Rangers

    Cubs' Ruggiano scratched vs. Rangers
    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs' lineup card Wednesday had to be adjusted after infielder Donnie Murphy and catcher George Kottaras were no longer with the organization after the 48-hour waiver period ended. Murphy and Kottaras, whom were each listed as...