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  • Chris Bassitt eager to learn with White Sox

    White Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt said he didn't take away many positives from his first major league start Aug. 30, which he described as "pretty overwhelming." He was much more at ease Wednesday night against the Athletics, matching up with former...
  • White Sox spoil Samardzija's return to Chicago

    After the White Sox pulled off their second come-from-behind victory over the Athletics in three games Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field, center fielder Adam Eaton declared that the Sox “want to show that we’re not dead.” The Sox...
  • 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-...
  • 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 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...
  • Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace

    Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace
    WASHINGTON — As recently as three years ago, the running joke was that Jeff Samardzija was the best wide receiver in Chicago. That was as much a jab at Samardzija's slow evolution as a pitcher as at the Bears' struggles to roster quality...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yankees' Jeter heads All-Star selections

    Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...