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  • Edwin Jackson making late push for 5th spot in Cubs rotation

    Edwin Jackson making late push for 5th spot in Cubs rotation
    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Mercurial Edwin Jackson made his best case Sunday to share the fifth spot in the Cubs rotation. But Jackson's 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the Royals will be weighed along with several other factors by team officials this week...
  • Bryant sent to minors by Cubs; union threatens litigation

    Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association. Bryant hit .425 in the exhibition...
  • Cubs University open for business

    Cubs University open for business
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Wrigley Field often has been compared to one big frat party, but new manager Joe Maddon has taken that one step further. Maddon on Saturday introduced the concept of “Cubs University,” a place where players can...
  • Baby steps for Mike Olt, Javier Baez

    Baby steps for Mike Olt, Javier Baez
    MESA, Ariz. — There are four weeks left in the exhibition season, which will allow Javier Baez and Mike Olt to continue to show progress in eliminating the flaws that hampered them in 2014. The first two games provided snippets of how each...
  • Jon Lester creates, embraces great expectations for Cubs

     Jon Lester creates, embraces great expectations for Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — The roll call of forgettable pitchers getting major-league starts with the Cubs since Theo Epstein took over as president includes Chris Volstad, Justin Germano, Jason Berken, Randy Wells and Scott Baker. When you're looking to start...
  • Cubs add experienced lefty Phil Coke to bullpen

    Cubs add experienced lefty Phil Coke to bullpen
    MESA, Ariz. — The roles may change and so will the makeup of a deep Cubs bullpen. The lone question — the lack of an experienced left-hander — was addressed Thursday when the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free...
  • Phil Coke stingy on right-handed talk

    Phil Coke stingy on right-handed talk
    MESA, Ariz. -- Phil Coke hates being labeled a left-handed specialist. So if Coke wants to shed that title with the Chicago Cubs, he'll have ample opportunities to show manager Joe Maddon he can retire right-handed hitters as well in spring training....
  • Cubs to sign Phil Coke: report

    MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Joe Maddon made no secret of the Chicago Cubs' search for a left-handed reliever, and they might have found one in Phil Coke. According to tweets by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have agreed to a minor league deal with Coke,...
  • How the Cubs can rebuild their roster

    As anyone who has been to Wrigley Field in the past five years can attest, the ballpark isn't the only thing the Cubs own that needs a radical makeover. The club has constructed a plan to improve the stadium. But Wrigley is a live entertainment venue...
  • Orioles announce ALDS roster; Jimenez on, Matusz and McFarland off

    The Orioles will only have two lefties in their bullpen for the American League Division Series that starts tonight at 5:37 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers, and Ubaldo Jimenez is a surprise addition to the roster. The Tigers don’t have many left-...
  • With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1

    With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1
    An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of...