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  • Goldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona win

    Heroics are expected from Paul Goldschmidt. From Nick Ahmed, not so much. Both had their moments in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 13 innings on Friday night. Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th...
  • Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    On-base percentage now is a commonly used statistic, and I would think it is most important when a batter leads off an inning. Does anyone keep this stat? -- Steve D., Chicago Yes, but it’s a very fluid stat given the way a lineup turns over...
  • Moves keep on coming as Cubs look for ways to bolster roster

     Moves keep on coming as Cubs look for ways to bolster roster
    SAN DIEGO — After a flurry of transactions during a two-day span, manager Joe Maddon wasn't tempted to take a peek at what bigger moves may lie ahead for the Cubs. "I've talked about staying in the present tense," Maddon said before Tuesday night'...
  • Cubs add Mike Baxter to roster

    Cubs add Mike Baxter to roster
    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs added bench depth Tuesday by purchasing the contract of first baseman-outfielder Mike Baxter from Triple-A Iowa. Baxter, 30, is likely to serve as a left-handed pinch-hitter and outfielder. Baxter batted .290 in 34 games...
  • Cubs invite 19 non-roster players to spring training

    Cubs invite 19 non-roster players to spring training
    The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that they have invited 19 non-roster players to spring training, which begins when pitchers and catchers report to Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 19. Nine pitchers were on the list: right-handers Daniel Bard, Corey Black, Anthony...
  • Joe Maddon says Cubs still interested in a 'prize' — James Shields

    Joe Maddon says Cubs still interested in a 'prize' — James Shields
    James Shields remains the biggest free agent on the market as spring training approaches, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, for one, thinks the right-hander would be "a nice prize" to win. Maddon told the MLB Network Radio show "Inside Pitch" on Friday...
  • Hanley Ramirez will play only if he can make contribution to Dodgers

    Hanley Ramirez will play only if he can make contribution to Dodgers
    ST. LOUIS — Hanley Ramirez will continue playing only if he remains the Dodgers' best option at shortstop, Manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. Playing with a hairline fracture in a left rib, Ramirez was a combined 0 for 6 in Games 4 and 5 of...
  • Dodgers claim Mike Baxter from Mets, designate Alex Castellanos

    Dodgers claim Mike Baxter from Mets, designate Alex Castellanos
    The Dodgers just sort of slipped this one in there, a move of no obvious import. They claimed outfielder Mike Baxter from the Mets, and made room for him on the 40-man roster by designating outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment. Castellanos,...
  • Dodgers shut out White Sox, 5-0, in Cactus League game

    Dodgers shut out White Sox, 5-0, in Cactus League game
    Dodgers 5, Chicago White Sox 0 AT THE PLATE: Top prospect Joc Pederson hit a two-run, opposite-field home run. Adrian Gonzalez doubled to left-center in the second inning, his second double in as many days. Reserve outfield candidate Mike Baxter doubled...
  • Dodgers send Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for minor league outfielder

    Dodgers send Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for minor league outfielder
    Hey, their last trade worked out all right. Wild guess, this one won't quite rate up there with the last time the Dodgers and Red Sox hooked up, but both figured to be happy enough about this second-tier deal. The Dodgers had designated triple-A...
  • Dodgers sign Mike Baxter to one-year deal

    Dodgers sign Mike Baxter to one-year deal
    Outfielder Mike Baxter has avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The deal is worth $700,000, the source said. Baxter,...