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  • Moves keep on coming as Cubs look for ways to bolster roster

     Moves keep on coming as Cubs look for ways to bolster roster
    SAN DIEGO — After a flurry of transactions during a two-day span, manager Joe Maddon wasn't tempted to take a peek at what bigger moves may lie ahead for the Cubs. "I've talked about staying in the present tense," Maddon said before Tuesday night'...
  • Cubs trade Welington Castillo to Mariners

    Cubs trade Welington Castillo to Mariners
    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs finally solved their catching logjam Tuesday by trading Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. A source confirmed the trade, in which the Cubs will receive reliever Yoervis Medina. The Mariners have been looking for...
  • Rebuilt Cubs, surging White Sox learning how to win

    Rebuilt Cubs, surging White Sox learning how to win
    The trade Tuesday of Welington Castillo to the Mariners wasn’t surprising, as the Cubs have been trying to find a new home for Castillo since last winter, and having a third catcher on the roster is superfluous. The Cubs received a decent pitching...
  • Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors

    Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors
    They were supposed to be playing for other teams before opening day and not play a part in the anticipated transformation. But Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson have provided an array of contributions to a stressed Cubs roster. Their...
  • Cubs' Welington Castillo making most of limited role

    Cubs' Welington Castillo making most of limited role
    The expectation last winter was that Welington Castillo would be catching for another team. But Castillo remains with the Chicago Cubs, and he's playing a successful but small role that he would like expanded. “I know he doesn’t like it,"...
  • Tuesday's recap: Reds 3, Cubs 2

    Tuesday's recap: Reds 3, Cubs 2
    The summary Jake Arrieta started strong but allowed three runs in the fourth that loomed large in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. The Cubs put the tying and winning runs on base against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth before...
  • Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign

    Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign
    DENVER — The Cubs' first small step toward legitimizing themselves as playoff contenders started to crystallize Sunday as Dexter Fowler's drive landed in the right-field seats at Coors Field. More hurdles await the Cubs, but they took great...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs lose 5-1

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs lose 5-1
    Rockies 5, Cubs 1 The summary:¬†Before an opening day crowd at Coors Field, the Cubs’ offensive woes continued as left-hander Travis Wood was victimized by a lack of offensive and defensive support. Troy Tulowitzki snapped a 1-1 tie by hitting a...
  • Matt Szczur, Welington Castillo starting for Cubs

    Matt Szczur, Welington Castillo starting for Cubs
    DENVER -- Manager Joe Maddon said he likes carrying three catchers and would do his best to keep them sharp. Maddon is giving Welington Castillo his first start of 2015 on Friday as the Chicago Cubs visit the Colorado Rockies. With Castillo in the...
  • Arismendy Alcantara's versatility lifts Welington Castillo's roster chances

    Arismendy Alcantara's versatility lifts Welington Castillo's roster chances
    MESA, Ariz. — The versatility the Cubs' catchers lack is offset by the flexibility of Arismendy Alcantara. The latter asset might allow the Cubs to carry three catchers on the opening-day roster if they cannot trade Welington Castillo for what...
  • Learning lessons for Jon Lester

    Learning lessons for Jon Lester
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester used Monday’s rough start as a learning lesson rather than an excuse. “I want (positive) results,” Lester said after his was tagged for six runs on seven hits in only 3 1/3 innings of a 7-0 loss to the San...