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Luis Valbuena

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  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • Way they're playing, Cubs in no rush for prospects

     Way they're playing, Cubs in no rush for prospects
    PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night. But Cubs...
  • 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...
  • Jason Hammel struggles in 4-2 loss to Pirates

    PITTSBURGH — With the amateur draft completed, the presence of an Orioles scout here to watch Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija pitch on consecutive nights stoked anticipation of the Cubs' future with the July 31 trade deadline approaching. But...
  • 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...
  • Pirates hit Jeff Samardzija hard in 4-0 victory

     Pirates hit Jeff Samardzija hard in 4-0 victory
    PITTSBURGH — Watching ace Jeff Samardzija get knocked around Thursday night wasn't nearly as painful for the Cubs as seeing Emilio Bonifacio hurt his right rib cage, an injury that could sideline him for an indefinite period. Bonifacio appears...
  • Cubs manager comfortable with 8-man bullpen

    PITTSBURGH — In another sign that the Cubs are protecting their young arms, manager Rick Renteria said Thursday there are no current plans to trim the eight-man bullpen they have carried since April 24. "It gives us an opportunity to make sure...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Phillies

    Series preview: Cubs at Phillies
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Phillies 2-1. Friday: 6:05 p.m. WGN-9. RH Jake Arrieta (1-1, 2.50) vs. RH Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 4.35). Saturday: 2:05 p.m. CSN. RH Edwin Jackson (4-6, 4.70) vs. RH David Buchanan (1-3, 6.08). Sunday:...