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Spring Training

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  • Cubs relieved as Neil Ramirez's sore shoulder isn't thought to be serious

     Cubs relieved as Neil Ramirez's sore shoulder isn't thought to be serious
    The long-term injury prognosis for Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez is not as ominous as once feared. Tests showed Thursday he has inflammation behind his right throwing shoulder, but no structural damage. "That was a relief to me and to the organization,"...
  • Kris Bryant debut an enjoyable day in the sun at Wrigley Field

    Kris Bryant debut an enjoyable day in the sun at Wrigley Field
    If the left field bleachers aren't finished for the May 11 target date, the Cubs have Kris Bryant to blame. When the phenom took his first batting practice session with the Cubs Friday morning at Wrigley Field, several workers stopped working to get a...
  • Addison Russell impresses Theo Epstein

    Addison Russell impresses Theo Epstein
    Shortstop Addison Russell's batting average is 34 points higher than Kris Bryant, but Bryant had the experience of playing 70 games at Triple-A Iowa last year that played a role in his promotion to the Chicago Cubs on Friday. But based on spring...
  • Kris Bryant called up by Chicago Cubs, strikes out in first at-bat

    Kris Bryant called up by Chicago Cubs, strikes out in first at-bat
    Despite all the talk that the Chicago Cubs were failing to do the right thing by sending top prospect Kris Bryant to the minor leagues for the first 12 days of the 2015 season, the 23-year-old doesn't appear to harbor any ill will toward his employer. ...
  • Kris Bryant feels no pressure

    Kris Bryant feels no pressure
    Kris Bryant had only three hours of sleep, but he handled his arrival Friday at Wrigley Field as if he were preparing for just another game. "There’s no pressure in this game," Bryant told a group of about 40 reporters and cameramen. "If you’...
  • Updates on Orioles prospects Brian Gonzalez, Jomar Reyes at Class-A Delmarva

    Updates on Orioles prospects Brian Gonzalez, Jomar Reyes at Class-A Delmarva
    The more you follow a team’s minor league system, the faster you get to the point where you only care about the low-minors, where raw but projectable players leave a little more to the imagination than players who you might have seen dozens of times...
  • Readers' Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag
    The Tribune's White Sox reporter answers your questions. It's only one game, but Tyler Flowers does not appear to be improving his play as a catcher. He was taken out and replaced by Geovany Soto. How much more patience will Robin Ventura have before we...
  • Some advice for Kris Bryant

    Some advice for Kris Bryant
    I expect Kris Bryant to get a standing ovation when he steps to the plate in the first or second inning today. It doesn’t matter that he has never batted in the majors. It matters only that he finally is batting for the Cubs in Wrigley Field....
  • Fifty years ago today, Jim Palmer began Hall of Fame career with Orioles

    Fifty years ago today, Jim Palmer began Hall of Fame career with Orioles
    Fifty years ago, he strode to the mound from the bullpen in Boston, a gangly 19-year-old playing his first game in the big leagues. "Nervous?" Orioles manager Hank Bauer asked the rookie right-hander. "A little … apprehensive," Jim Palmer said,...
  • Reports: Top prospect Kris Bryant headed to the Cubs

    Prized prospect Kris Bryant looks to be on his way to the Chicago Cubs. Multiple outlets reported Thursday night that Bryant will be called up before Friday's home game against the San Diego Padres, clearing the way for his much-anticipated major...
  • Kris Bryant's promotion could cause chain reaction

    Kris Bryant's promotion could cause chain reaction
    Brandon Hyde could be in high demand once Kris Bryant arrives Friday morning at Wrigley Field.  As of Thursday night, no number had been assigned to Bryant, who will make his highly anticipated major league debut for the Chicago Cubs against James...