| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:33 AM
Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate.
Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...
| Jan 17, 2015
Starlin Castro understands why the Chicago Cubs were concerned. He was scared, too.
Authorities questioned the All-Star shortstop last month after a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic. In a separate case earlier in the offseason, Castro had...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:31 AM
The Chicago Cubs trimmed their list of unsigned arbitration eligible players to four after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.505 million contract with outfielder Chris Coghlan and a one-year, $2.1 million contract with catcher Welington Castillo....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:21 PM
If adding prized left-hander Jon Lester and manager Joe Maddon didn’t raise enough optimism, first baseman Anthony Rizzo fueled more hype on the eve of Cubs Convention.
“We’re going to win the NL Central,” Rizzo said Thursday...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:57 AM
The seven eligible Miami Marlins all filed for salary arbitration Wednesday.
As a file-and-go team, the Marlins will negotiate until arbitration figures are exchanged on Friday. Once the team and player submit figures, the Marlins cease talks and...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:01 PM
With the additions of marquee left-hander Jon Lester and colorful manager Joe Maddon, this weekend's Cubs Convention will provide a more festive atmosphere for Cubs fans than last January, when restless supporters asked when the rebuilding program would...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Cubs will have to make room on their 40-man roster once free-agent reliever Jason Motte passes a physical examination, and changes could be coming in the bullpen.
Motte, 32, was one of the hardest throwers in the National League before suffering a...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:29 PM
After making significant moves at the winter meetings, the White Sox and Cubs also were looking this week for backup catchers.
The White Sox on Thursday signed catcher George Kottaras, according to cbssports.com, to compete for a spot behind Tyler...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The Cubs officially signed veteran catcher David Ross Tuesday to a two-year, $5 million deal.
The 37-year-old veteran will likely become the personal catcher for Jon Lester, his former batterymate in Boston, making incumbent Welington Castillo...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of their 10 arbitration-eligible players before the 11 p.m. deadline Tuesday.
However, backup catcher John Baker and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright weren't tendered contracts and now become free agents.