| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:57 PM
For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field.
They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Welington Castillo will make his first start at catcher Monday night since returning from the 15-day disabled list when the Chicago Cubs play host to the Cincinnati Reds.
Castillo, who missed nearly three weeks because of rib cage inflammation, struck...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Welington Castillo has first-hand experience that being selected to the All-Star Futures Game will be a worthwhile moment for Cubs top prospects Kris Bryant and Javier Baez.
"It's a good experience for young guys," said Castillo, who played for the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:18 PM
The only sense of dejection from Jake Arrieta late Tuesday night stemmed from the probability that he might not have Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel as teammates for much longer.
“I’ve always wanted to pitch at a high level for whatever...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The Cubs have the same record they had after 77 games last season — 33-44.
Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria's players still appear as though they would try to run through a brick wall for him. Or in the case of outfielder Junior Lake, a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
MIAMI — Carlos Villanueva politely declined to talk about his gradual success since moving to the bullpen six weeks ago, and it had nothing to do with the fact his talents could attract playoff contending teams searching for versatile veteran...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:14 PM
MIAMI — Third baseman Kris Bryant caught the eye of several Cubs players in spring training, so they were among the least surprised Wednesday with his long-awaited promotion from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa, where he will join top prospect...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
"I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped.
Apparently his players...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The Cubs activated catcher Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, and catcher Eli Whiteside was designated for assignment.
Castillo, who pinch-hit in the eighth inning and struck out with two men on base, missed 20 days with a left rib...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:07 PM
PITTSBURGH — In the eyes of Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith, catcher Kyle Schwarber checked off every box with an exclamation mark.
"After (Cubs President) Theo Epstein interviewed him this spring in Arizona, he told me it was one of the best...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:09 PM
PITTSBURGH — Kyle Schwarber immediately headed to Boise to start his professional career after agreeing Wednesday to a $3.125 million bonus with the Cubs.
And manager Rick Renteria, a former first round pick of the Pirates who spent 10 seasons...