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  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 15, Rangers 10

    Tuesday's recap: Cubs 15, Rangers 10
    The summary Manager Joe Maddon made the trip to Surprise on Tuesday while pitching coach Chris Bosio stayed in Mesa to monitor Jon Lester's minor-league game. Left-hander Eric Jokisch, who will start the season at Triple-A Iowa, was tagged for seven...
  • Cubs broadcasting changeup: WBBM-AM, ABC-7 now carry games

    Cubs broadcasting changeup: WBBM-AM, ABC-7 now carry games
    At this time last spring, the chances of WBBM-AM 780 and ABC-7 becoming broadcast outlets for the Cubs were about as unlikely as the team being able to sign Jon Lester for $155 million. A year later, both stations are preparing to air games featuring...
  • 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 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. And they haven't ruled out the slim possibility that the left hamstring of...
  • 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' 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...
  • Spring training warms the soul as well as body

    Spring training warms the soul as well as body
    "In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours." – Mark Twain Twain was speaking neither of Naperville nor Phoenix when he uttered those words, but they're no less true here...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester believes he's on schedule for opening night

    Cubs' Jon Lester believes he's on schedule for opening night
    MESA, Ariz. — After throwing 50 pitches off a mound Monday, Cubs left-hander Jon Lester expressed optimism that he would remain on target for the April 5 opener against the Cardinals. "We still got a long way to go," Lester said two hours after...
  • Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester arrived at the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse Saturday morning with his backpack and nothing that would indicate he is suffering from a "dead" left arm. "I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about," Lester said...
  • Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation

    Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation
    GLENDALE , Ariz. — The Cubs are taking no chances with the $155 million left arm of Jon Lester, and they are exploring creative ways to maximize some of the $22 million left on the contract of Edwin Jackson. Lester, 31, the centerpiece of the...