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Jason Hammel

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  • Cubs conduct workout for Rusney Castillo

    Cubs conduct workout for Rusney Castillo
    DENVER -- The Chicago Cubs still face competition but have the resources to contend for Cuban free agent outfielder Rusney Castillo. A team source confirmed the Cubs conducted a private workout Wednesday for the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Castillo at Wrigley...
  • Cubs miss on Cole Hamels but show a will to spend

    The Cubs knew they had little chance of making a deal for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels after putting in a waiver claim Wednesday. They obviously don't need Hamels this season, but considered it a long shot worth taking to have one of the game's best...
  • Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs

    Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs
    LOS ANGELES — Thursday's trading deadline passed, but the Cubs are far from done in trying to improve in the final two months of another losing season. A starting rotation that changed by 40 percent following the trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and...
  • Cubs' final homestand could spell end for some

    PITTSBURGH — The final homestand of a season the Cubs dubbed the "Party of the Century" begins Monday at Wrigley Field. Fans will get their last chance to see the 100-year-old ballpark without a jumbo-sized video board dominating the backdrop in...
  • Castillo hopes to be Cubs' catcher when they turn corner

    Castillo hopes to be Cubs' catcher when they turn corner
    Welington Castillo has more than enough service time to not be forced to wear the costumes that the Cubs' rookies sported during their flight to Toronto on Sunday following a 10-4 loss to the Pirates that capped a three-game home sweep. But Castillo,...
  • Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics

    Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics
    WASHINGTON — The Cubs put on their own blockbuster fireworks display Friday night by trading ace Jeff Samardzija and eight-game winner Jason Hammel to the Athletics for four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday — the same day...
  • Too soon to say if Cubs will make early July deal

    Too soon to say if Cubs will make early July deal
    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." Although...
  • Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts

    Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts
    The big trade deadline shoe dropped early Thursday morning, and it landed in an unexpected place for an unexpected value. The Boston Red Sox dealt their ace and pending free agent left-hander Jon Lester as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and some cash to...
  • New rules for Cubs

    The Cubs are winning and I don't know why. I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting. One day Jake Arrieta...
  • Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways

    Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways
    Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs. I have no idea what they were doing winning Рa season-high five games in a row Рbut they had to stop that. And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
  • Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers

    The trades of Scott Feldman and Matt Garza last July created opportunities for the Cubs' Chris Rusin and Jake Arrieta. This season, it appears at least three pitchers will get chances to prove their value to the Cubs in the wake of the trade that sent...