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  • Cubs invest heavily in baseball-rich Dominican Republic

    Cubs invest heavily in baseball-rich Dominican Republic
    LA GINA, Dominican Republic — Wrigleyville it was not. A cluster of single-level houses with fading paint rested just off the two-lane highway. Metal bars similar to a prison's hugged one with cream-colored exterior and white trim, while the...
  • Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers

    Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers
    MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester downplayed the suggestion that his success is tied solely to catcher David Ross. “I think a lot of that stuff is getting overblown now,” Lester said Saturday. “It kind of makes it sound like I can’t...
  • Cubs working out plan for catcher Miguel Montero's workload

    Cubs working out plan for catcher Miguel Montero's workload
    MESA, Ariz. — One of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's toughest decisions could be how often to rest catcher Miguel Montero. Montero, 31, has played in at least 136 games in three of the last four seasons. But the Cubs also added David Ross, who has a...
  • 9 questions facing Cubs in spring training

    9 questions facing Cubs in spring training
    Despite having an improved roster for 2015, there are many questions confronting the Cubs in spring training. Here are nine: When are the trades? Even though a late offseason flirtation with free agent James Shields fell through, the Cubs could deal...
  • Welington Castillo wants to stay with Cubs

    Welington Castillo wants to stay with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. – Despite the acquisitions of Miguel Montero and David Ross, veteran catcher Welington Castillo wants to remain with the Chicago Cubs. “I want to be part of this,” Castillo said Friday before the first workout for...
  • Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight

     Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight
    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...
  • Cubs, Chris Coghlan, Welington Castillo agree to contracts

    Cubs, Chris Coghlan, Welington Castillo agree to contracts
    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....
  • Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo
    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...
  • Marlins notes: Latos, Gordon among seven up for salary arbitration

    Marlins notes: Latos, Gordon among seven up for salary arbitration
    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...
  • Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo among Cubs' concerns

    Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo among Cubs' concerns
    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...
  • After winter meetings, Cubs still looking to supplement roster for 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Despite sprinting out of the blocks with three significant acquisitions this week, the Cubs are far from finished in restructuring their roster for 2015. "We still have a lot of work to do," general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday as...