| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs.
I have no idea what they were doing winning – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that.
And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time.
Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
This also could serve as an audition...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch.
But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida.
Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Rookie Arismendy Alcantara will make his seventh start and his second in center field Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Alcantara, who stole two bases and scored a...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
CINCINNATI --Starlin Castro remembers watching and hearing about the hoopla 13 years ago when Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. played his final All-Star Game in Seattle after a storied 21-year career.
And Castro takes great delight in playing in...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...