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  • Edwin Jackson's troubles an opening for others

    The happy medium that the Cubs repeatedly mentioned Thursday when discussing the struggles of Edwin Jackson and the high strikeout rate of their offense could face a cold reality in the future. Jackson's inconsistency, coupled with an offense that...
  • Dan Straily's career takes new angle with Cubs

    Triple-A Iowa pitching coach Bruce Walton put his All-Star break to good use, and he didn't devote his entire free time to rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee. Walton spent a portion of the break looking at videotapes of newly acquired...
  • 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...
  • 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 fans can dream big about Big Three rotation

    Jon Lester, David Price and Jeff Samardzija, the three biggest stars of MLB's sweeps month, were last seen together in the American League clubhouse at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. If everything goes according to plan, they all will be on the...
  • With Kyuji Fujikawa active, Cubs must make move

    DENVER — President Theo Epstein said the Cubs "don't have anything in the hopper as of yet," but a move of some significance could be made Wednesday to make room for the activation of reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. The Cubs will have to adjust their 40-...
  • Series preview: Athletics at White Sox

    Series preview: Athletics at White Sox
    All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: A's 2-1. Monday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. RH Sonny Gray (13-8, 3.25) vs. RH Hector Noesi (8-9, 4.70). Tuesday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (13-10, 2.54) vs. LH John Danks (9-10, 5.12). Wednesday: 7:10 p.m.,...
  • Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade

    Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade
    It has been a crazy season for Jeff Samardzija, who managed to escape the sinking Cubs ship on July 5 to join the best team in baseball in Oakland. A's general manager Billy Beane was recertified as a genius after sacrificing two of his top prospects,...
  • Adam Dunn understands White Sox fans' anger

    Adam Dunn understands White Sox fans' anger
    A mix of polite applause and resentful boos greeted Adam Dunn on his first trip to the plate Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Dunn doesn't mind the boos so much this time around. Back in Chicago eight days after being traded to the Athletics,...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Are Chinese hackers responsible for Robin Ventura's bullpen decisions? Checking the bullpen phones. Indians: More fans gathering around LeBron James' house than watching Indians pretend they're contenders....
  • Cubs positioned for more deals

    Cubs positioned for more deals
    WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects. That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...