| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
1B Anthony Rizzo: Could be key to offense if he produces more with runners in scoring position.
2B Darwin Barney: Doesn't seem long for the ride with platoon system; Javier Baez looming.
SS Starlin Castro: Determined to regain...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:04 PM
PHOENIX — Justin Ruggiano isn't worried about the lingering soreness of his left ankle.
But the swelling was enough for him to miss the final two exhibition games and require an MRI last week.
Fortunately for Ruggiano and the Cubs, the MRI...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:35 PM
How they'll finish in the NL CENTRAL
New faces, places
The Cardinals lost star outfielder Carlos Beltran, but that might not matter if Peter Bourjos, long considered a...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:51 PM
MESA, Ariz. — After being considered as a starter and later used to save a game, reliever Justin Grimm is hoping merely to regain a semblance of the dominance the Cubs saw in him as a pitcher at Georgia.
"Simply, I'm just battling myself," Grimm...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:55 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Rick Renteria more sounded confident Tuesday that shortstop Starlin Castro will be ready for the Chicago Cubs' opener Monday at Pittsburgh.
“I’m totally comfortable with his health," Renteria said after watching Castro...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:15 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Rick Renteria wouldn't commit to naming the Chicago Cubs' fifth starter before Monday night's game against San Diego.
"They're all still here," Renteria smiled.
Carlos Villanueva was pulled after only four innings but is...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs announced Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood as their first four starters to open the regular season.
But whether they decided to occasionally skip their fifth spot because of four days off in...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:20 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Javier Baez came off the bench Wednesday night to display his latest power surge.
Baez launched a home run in the eighth inning off Colorado Rockies reliever Rob Schaill. Baez's homer, his fifth of the spring, landed in the second...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood.
And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Re-signing or replacing third baseman Juan Uribe figures to be at or near the top of the Dodgers’ to-do list at baseball’s winter meetings, which start Monday in Florida.
General Manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers have already made...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:54 PM
BOSTON — He pounded his chest twice as he rounded first base. He pounded his chest twice more after he rounded third and headed for home.
Shane Victorino pounded his chest so hard Saturday night that he ripped the hearts out of the Detroit Tigers....