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  • Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs

     Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs
    One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015. Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon. The...
  • Longtime White Sox scout dies at 63

    Longtime White Sox scout dies at 63
    Paul Provas, who was instrumental in the Chicago White Sox's signing of Joe Crede and the acquisition of John Danks, died Thursday in Dallas after a bout with brain cancer. Provas, 63, was elected to the Texas and Midwest Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in...
  • Cubs' Jorge Soler in right spot

    Cubs' Jorge Soler in right spot
    Eight players made at least one start in right field for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, and there are no guarantees that Jorge Soler will stabilize the spot next season. The Cubs have played a greater emphasis in the past 12 months on versatility, and they...
  • Adjustments in store for Cubs' Alcantara

    Adjustments in store for Cubs' Alcantara
    Despite the well-deserved attention given to Javier Baez and Kris Bryant last spring, it was infielder Arismendy Alcantara who received the first major league promotion on the basis of his impressive first half at Triple-A Iowa, as well as his ability...
  • Cubs' Chris Coghlan won't be left out

    Cubs' Chris Coghlan won't be left out
    President Theo Epstein said Chris Coghlan would get an opportunity to play a "meaningful" role in 2015. That role could become more important if the late struggles of Arismendy Alcantara continue. After spending the first month at Triple-A Iowa,...
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Justin Grimm returning to the rotation, Kris Bryant’s exclusion from the 40-man roster, and Welington Castillo’s future: Q: Justin Grimm originally...
  • With Cubs' Castro likely out for season, Baez moves to SS

    With Cubs' Castro likely out for season, Baez moves to SS
    Moving Javier Baez to shortstop wasn't what the Cubs had in mind when they stockpiled that position with the acquisition of minor league prospect Addison Russell on July 5. But depth will be a key issue if the Cubs want to embark on their ascent to...
  • Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang

    CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut. Either way, Jorge Soler certainly knows how to make a favorable first impression. The Cubs made the...
  • Orioles lose ground in AL East with second straight loss to Chicago Cubs, 7-2

    Orioles lose ground in AL East with second straight loss to Chicago Cubs, 7-2
    CHICAGO —¬†Wrigley Field is known as the “Friendly Confines,” but the Orioles have had their share of challenges in two games this weekend here on Chicago's North Side. The Orioles waited through a 3-hour, 9-minute rain delay Saturday...
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday
    CHICAGO -- Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said his transition to the bullpen was made easier Saturday when the Orioles brought him in following their three-hour, nine-minute rain delay. The delay allowed Jimenez to make his first relief appearance since...
  • Good chemistry between Cubs veterans, rookies

    No rookie hazing. No jealousy. That's the current mission of Cubs veterans who welcome the balancing act of trying to finish the season strong while aiding rookies who could end up taking their positions in the near future. "I think everything that...