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  • Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

    Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future
    MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him. Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...
  • Cubs' starter Jason Hammel to bat 8th

    Cubs' starter Jason Hammel to bat 8th
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jason Hammel regretted swinging at the first pitch when he faced James Shields while batting eighth in his last start. Hammel lined out to third base, but he'll get another chance to show his hitting skills Friday when he faces the...
  • Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera

    Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera
    And then suddenly, not so quiet. Aside from a predictable injury or so, the Dodgers have been going about their business this spring all workmanlike, all professional, and let it be said, on the dull side. That changed Tuesday with the news they had...
  • Cubs' Joe Maddon keeping an open mind on opening-day roster

    Cubs' Joe Maddon keeping an open mind on opening-day roster
    MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs' coaching staff sported polyester shorts during Sunday's pregame workout as a tribute to former football coaches. They'll need the same elasticity in the next two weeks as they sculpt their opening-night roster and...
  • Jason Hammel recalls Tampa Bay days

    Jason Hammel recalls Tampa Bay days
    MESA, Ariz. -- Watching manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs' coaching staff wearing polyester shorts reminded pitcher Jason Hammel of the "quirkiness" of Maddon during their days in Tampa Bay. And watching former Rays teammate James Shields pitch...
  • Sunday's recap: Padres 6, Cubs 1

    Sunday's recap: Padres 6, Cubs 1
    The summary Manager Joe Maddon tinkered with the lineup by batting starting pitcher Jason Hammel eighth. The Cubs were held hitless for five innings, but Arismendy Alcantara led off the sixth with a home run off reliever Jose Valverde. At the...
  • Cubs win 12-10, Kris Bryant hits 2 HRs

    Cubs win 12-10, Kris Bryant hits 2 HRs
    Cubs 12, Mariners 10 Spring record: 9-10-1 The summary: Before a sellout crowd at Sloan Park, Kris Bryant gave the fans their money’s worth by hitting two home runs. Bryant hit a two-run home run in the first inning off former Cy Young Award...
  • Saturday's recap: Cubs 12, Mariners 10

     Saturday's recap: Cubs 12, Mariners 10
    The summary Kris Bryant appeared for the first time since Monday and hit two home runs Saturday to lead a 16-hit attack in a 12-10 victory over the Mariners at Sloan Park. Bryant had a two-run homer in the first inning off former Cy Young Award winner...
  • Jason Hammel to bat eighth, Starlin Castro says he's healthy

    Jason Hammel to bat eighth, Starlin Castro says he's healthy
    MESA, Ariz. -- The odd sight of manager Joe Maddon and the coaches dressed as football coaches with polyester shorts and whistles Saturday morning fit perfectly the changes involving the Chicago Cubs.  Starting pitcher Jason Hammel will bat eighth...
  • Joe Maddon wants Cubs starting pitchers to log 1,000 innings

    Joe Maddon wants Cubs starting pitchers to log 1,000 innings
    PEORIA, Ariz. — As long as the Cubs and their fans dream of a long-awaited World Series, there will be plenty of lesser goals to achieve on the way. One such target could represent a significant step in their ultimate quest. Manager Joe Maddon's...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu sharp, Joc Pederson homers in Dodgers' 1-0 win over Padres

    Hyun-Jin Ryu sharp, Joc Pederson homers in Dodgers' 1-0 win over Padres
    Spring training can be a delicate dance, trying to get ready for the season while paying close attention when the body barks and says it might be best to back off a tad. The Dodgers went the cautious route with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu when his back...