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  • Cubs unconcerned about Jason Motte's struggles

    Cubs unconcerned about Jason Motte's struggles
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs are expected to finalize the alignment of their starting rotation shortly after left-handed ace Jon Lester throws a minor league game Tuesday.
  • Jake Arrieta brings Cubs' rotation into focus

    MESA, Ariz. -- Despite the impressive credentials of Jeff Samardzija, the Chicago Cubs didn't announce that he was going to be their opening day starter last season until spring training was virtually complete. Part of that was due to the uncertainty of...

    Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

    Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future
    MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him. Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...

    Cubs' Edwin Jackson reverts to 2014 form in extremely rocky outing

    Cubs' Edwin Jackson reverts to 2014 form in extremely rocky outing
    MESA, Ariz. — Kris Bryant continues to hit in the fast lane, and Jon Lester is proceeding with caution. Edwin Jackson? The embattled Cubs pitcher said he received some inaccurate directions to HoHoKam Stadium that steered him off course in his...

    Cubs' Jon Lester to make next start in minor league game

    Cubs' Jon Lester to make next start in minor league game
    MESA, Ariz. -- There's a strong chance that Jon Lester won't pitch in another exhibition game this month. But the Chicago Cubs want to make sure their prized left-hander builds up enough arm strength in a controlled setting in preparation for their...