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  • Catcher David Ross' approach to game anything but routine

    Catcher David Ross' approach to game anything but routine
    MESA, Ariz. — It was supposed to be a routine rundown drill on a Sunday morning, with the first baseman trailing the play after throwing to the shortstop for the out. But backup catcher David Ross immediately noticed something was wrong, even as...
  • Jon Lester creates, embraces great expectations for Cubs

     Jon Lester creates, embraces great expectations for Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — The roll call of forgettable pitchers getting major-league starts with the Cubs since Theo Epstein took over as president includes Chris Volstad, Justin Germano, Jason Berken, Randy Wells and Scott Baker. When you're looking to start...
  • Cubs Game Day: Lester throws 2 scoreless innings, Cubs lose 5-2

    Cubs Game Day: Lester throws 2 scoreless innings, Cubs lose 5-2
    Reds 5, Cubs 2 Spring record: 0-2-1 The summary: The highly anticipated debut of left-hander Jon Lester lived up to its brief but impressive billing before a Sloan Park record crowd of 15,331. Lester struck out three while allowing only a broken bat...
  • Javier Baez starts at shortstop in Jon Lester's Cubs debut

    Javier Baez starts at shortstop in Jon Lester's Cubs debut
    MESA, Ariz. -- Javier Baez will return to his former position at shortstop Friday as Jon Lester makes his Chicago Cubs debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Baez moved to second base at Triple-A Iowa shortly before he was promoted to the majors on Aug. 5...
  • Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers

     Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers
    MESA, Ariz. — Center fielder Dexter Fowler seemed disappointed to learn the Wrigley Field bleachers reconstruction won't be completed until at least early June so he won't be able to hear fan noise behind him. "I don't know what to expect," said...
  • Top Cubs prospects busy soaking in tips from veterans and coaches

    Top Cubs prospects busy soaking in tips from veterans and coaches
    MESA, Ariz. — It seemed like a simple discussion, but pitching coach Chris Bosio took note of what Jon Lester was telling C.J. Edwards during a bullpen session. For Cubs prospects like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Edwards, the wisdom they're...
  • Jon Lester and Jason Hammel give Cubs' rotation huge shot in arm

    Jon Lester and Jason Hammel give Cubs' rotation huge shot in arm
    Whether the Cubs or White Sox won the offseason is really a determination that should be made as their moves play out on the field, but there's little doubt the teams at least won the attention of the baseball world. The clubs posted identical 73-89...
  • Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth

    Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth
    Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week. Spring training is...
  • Joe Maddon names Jon Lester as Cubs' opening night starter

    Joe Maddon names Jon Lester as Cubs' opening night starter
    MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Joe Maddon made official what was anticipated since Dec. 9 -- that left-hander Jon Lester will be the Chicago Cubs' opening night starter against the St. Louis Cardinals. "Jon will start opening night," Maddon said after Monday'...
  • Joe Maddon likes to put his thoughts on tape

    Joe Maddon likes to put his thoughts on tape
    MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester had never seen a manager use a tape recorder until he saw Joe Maddon talk into a device after a bunt play. "Either he had an idea or saw something he didn't like or liked and wanted to take the note down," Lester said....
  • Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers

    Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers
    MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester downplayed the suggestion that his success is tied solely to catcher David Ross. “I think a lot of that stuff is getting overblown now,” Lester said Saturday. “It kind of makes it sound like I can’t...