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  • Ex-Cub Samardzija wins his debut with A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as planned. Samardzija gave up one-out singles to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and left...
  • 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...
  • Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades

    Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades
    BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that...
  • Chicago has 4 players make All-Star team

    It hasn't exactly been a season to remember for the White Sox or Cubs, but some stellar individual performances were recognized Sunday in voting for the All-Star Game. Rookie Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez were selected to represent the Sox...
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
  • 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...
  • Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure

     Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure
    WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics. "This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
  • Cubs believe shortstop versatility will pay off

     Cubs believe shortstop versatility will pay off
    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 Cubs' lack of upper-level depth at catcher, but the club's baseball president...
  • Cubs net top catching prospect Victor Caratini from Braves

    Cubs net top catching prospect Victor Caratini from Braves
    In a four-week span, the Cubs added three highly ranked prospects and saved about $6 million at the cost of two front-line starting pitchers, a super utility player and a durable left-handed reliever. But their biggest mission remains unfulfilled....
  • Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?

    Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?
    Show of hands:  Do you love and hate Theo Epstein because of Edwin Jackson? Do you love and hate Edwin Jackson because he’s Edwin Vexing Jackson? I hate Jackson because he stinks and represents an egregious Epstein decision, his first big-...
  • Jon Lester To Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes; Gomes Also Part Of Deal

    Jon Lester To Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes; Gomes Also Part Of Deal
    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 part with All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a 28-year-...