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  • Cubs without Rizzo, Castillo vs. Greinke

    Cubs without Rizzo, Castillo vs. Greinke
    The Chicago Cubs have stuck by their plan of giving Anthony Rizzo a rest every other day as he recovers from lower back stiffness. But they will field a lineup Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers with very little or no experience against Zack...
  • Rizzo not expected back by Monday

    Rizzo not expected back by Monday
    PITTSBURGH — Manager Rick Renteria has Chris Coghlan in the No. 3 hole this afternoon in the series finale against the Pirates, with Luis Valbuena as the clean-up hitter.  “He’s been swinging the bat pretty good,” Renteria said...
  • Cubs part ways with reliever Veras

    Cubs part ways with reliever Veras
    The Chicago Cubs cut ties with reliever Jose Veras by designating him for assignment Tuesday. Veras had an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances. The Cubs owe Veras $3.85 million this season and a $150,000 buyout for 2015. The Cubs also placed catcher Welington...
  • Cubs' 5-game winning streak comes to an end

    Cubs' 5-game winning streak comes to an end
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria cautioned there would be hiccups along the way, and sure enough, the Cubs experienced one Sunday. The Marlins scored twice in the eighth inning off Pedro Strop to escape with a 4-3 victory and snap the last-place Cubs' season-...
  • 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...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Josh Beckett's sore thumb forces him out of Dodgers' 5-4 loss early

    His pitching line looked good. It was how the thumb felt that was the problem. Right-hander Josh Beckett returned to the mound Friday, throwing three sharp, scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out one. The one problem: He...
  • 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 manage 5-3 victory over Nationals

     Cubs manage 5-3 victory over Nationals
    The Cubs have the same record they had after 77 games last season — 33-44. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria's players still appear as though they would try to run through a brick wall for him. Or in the case of outfielder Junior Lake, a...
  • Jason Hammel continues to go about his business

     Jason Hammel continues to go about his business
    Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team. Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business. The towering right-hander...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Marlins

    Series preview: Cubs at Marlins
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 2-1 Monday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. RH Jason Hammel (6-4, 2.81) vs. RH Tom Koehler (5-5, 3.68). Tuesday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.77) vs. RH Jacob Turner (2-4, 6.38). Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.,...