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Luis Valbuena

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  • Young Cubs fall to Reds as streak reaches 6 games

    CINCINNATI — Youth is being served on the Cubs' roster. But latest arrivals Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks would like to be more than appetizers before the likes of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez arrive. Alcantara displayed...
  • Cubs rookies carry day in comeback victory

    Cubs rookies carry day in comeback victory
    CINCINNATI — Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start. In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally...
  • Series preview: Braves at Cubs

    Series preview: Braves at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Braves 3-0. Friday: 3:05 p.m., CSN. LH Alex Wood (6-7, 3.14) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.78). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9. LH Mike Minor (2-5, 4.54) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (5-9, 5.05). Sunday: 1:20 p.m.,...
  • Anthony Rizzo garners 8.8 million All-Star votes

    Anthony Rizzo garners 8.8 million All-Star votes
    CINCINNATI — Manager Rick Renteria called a team meeting after Thursday's 6-4, 12-inning victory that ignited a loud roar from the visitor's clubhouse. Renteria broke the news that Anthony Rizzo won the National League Final Vote to Tuesday's All-...
  • Cubs in celebratory mode after 5-4 victory

    Cubs in celebratory mode after 5-4 victory
    For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field. They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting. There...
  • 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...