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  • Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options

    Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options
    Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida. Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
  • Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter

    Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter
    After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery. Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
  • Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot

    Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot
    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...
  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • Arrieta's solid outing wasted in loss to Nationals

    WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
  • A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

    A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
    Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues his all-in push for a World Series. But to get Lester, the A's parted with All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a 28-...
  • Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season

    Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season
    If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Castillo, Olt return to Cubs' lineup

    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...