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Ryan Sweeney

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  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
  • Cubs relieved to be home after long road stretch

    Three night games are scheduled, followed by two 3:05 p.m. starts when the shadows will start to creep over Wrigley Field before pregame batting practice. But quirks of the schedule aside, the Cubs are relieved to be home after playing 14 of their...
  • Game 1: Wood, Cubs lose 4-2 to Reds

    Game 1: Wood, Cubs lose 4-2 to Reds
    CINCINNATI - The Chicago Cubs were recipients of back-to-back home runs by Chris Coghlan and Ryan Sweeney in the sixth inning off Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto. But that wasn't enough, as left-hander Travis Wood allowed three runs in the first and...
  • For Cubs' Travis Wood, it's live and learn

    For Cubs' Travis Wood, it's live and learn
    CINCINNATI — Left-hander Travis Wood will be hard pressed to match 3.11 ERA of 2013, but he believes he will benefit from the hard knocks he has sustained this season. "You always learn more when you see your faults and how they're going against...
  • 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...
  • Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez

    Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez
    When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints. You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...
  • Long games becoming the norm for Cubs

    Long games becoming the norm for Cubs
    The Cubs have played five extra inning games out of their last 10 games, including Friday’s 3-hour, 30-minute loss to the Rays in 10 innings. ¬†The stretch began with the 16-inning, 6-hour, 27-minute game against the Rockies, the longest game in...