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Luis Valbuena

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  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • Lake, Olt return to Cubs' lineup

    Lake, Olt return to Cubs' lineup
    The Chicago Cubs' three-game losing streak has coincided with some miserable slumps. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is hitless in his past 13 at-bats. Infielder Luis Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump that has seen his batting average drop from .292 to .266....
  • Cubs aim for continued success vs. Peavy

    BOSTON - From sample sizes ranging from small to lengthy, the Chicago Cubs hope to continue their past success against Jake Peavy when they face the Boston Red Sox in an interleague game Monday night at Fenway Park. Ryan Sweeney, who is 2-for-4 lifetime...
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players.  But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories.  Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
  • Valbuena will stay at the leadoff for Cubs

     Valbuena will stay at the leadoff for Cubs
    MIAMI -- Luis Valbuena will stay at the leadoff spot Tuesday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Miami Marlins. Valbuena will bat  leadoff for the third consecutive game after collecting two hits Monday night. Here's the Cubs' lineup: Valbuena 3B...
  • Valbuena back at third for Cubs

    Valbuena back at third for Cubs
    PITTSBURGH -- It's become more apparent recently that Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is opting for more consistent players in his lineup. That's the case Monday night with right fielder Nate Schierholtz and left fielder Chris Coghlan. Playing time...
  • Polanco's Pirates promotion prompts Bryant buzz

    Polanco's Pirates promotion prompts Bryant buzz
    PITTSBURGH -- There was plenty of buzz Monday night at PNC Park before the promotion of outfield prospect Gregory Polanco to the Pittsburgh Pirates was made official. The Pirates were so fond of Polanco before he was promoted from Triple-A...
  • Cubs' Rizzo hitting into All-Star consideration

    Cubs' Rizzo hitting into All-Star consideration
    PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away. But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push. Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
  • Valbuena 3rd, Soler 4th in Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena 3rd, Soler 4th in Cubs' lineup
    Injuries to Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have allowed manager Rick Renteria to tinker more with the middle of the Chicago Cubs' lineup. The Cubs will try to complete a three-game sweep of National League Central contender Milwaukee on Wednesday...
  • Rookies breathe new life into Cubs clubhouse

    Rookies breathe new life into Cubs clubhouse
    ST. LOUIS — Before a doubleheader against the Cardinals on Saturday, Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs marketing department some unsolicited help. Discussing the impact of rookies Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, along with the promise of top prospect...
  • Orioles' four-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Chicago Cubs

    Orioles' four-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Chicago Cubs
    CHICAGO –  Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said it was different pitching against his old team Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, facing so many familiar faces for the first time. Arrieta was a home-grown Oriole, once a can’t-miss...