| 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
| 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 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 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:21 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday they had reached a four-year Player Development Contract extension with Double-A Tennessee.
The extension assures that the Cubs' Double-A affiliate will remain in Kodiak through the 2018 season,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:32 PM
TORONTO -- The seventh and eighth innings of the Chicago Cubs’ 9-2 loss to Toronto gave more ammunition for manager Rick Renteria to deliver a direct but necessary briefing to his young team.
“I think it’s a message we’ve been...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Baseball is a game of failure, or at least trying to handle it.
Those players who can maintain a strong level of confidence throughout an arduous season are a step ahead of the competition.
Rookie Jorge Soler has provided a small but impressive sample...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Inspired by a pregame visit from U.S. Little League champion Jackie Robinson West, the Cubs extended the Brewers' losing streak to six games without first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who didn't start for the seventh consecutive game because of...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A festive Wrigley Field crowd momentarily turned quiet Monday after rookie sensation Jorge Soler, standing in foul territory off third base, was drilled in the right thigh by a line drive hit by Welington Castillo in the sixth inning.
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion.
Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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Saturday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. RH Bud Norris (11-7, 3.69) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.48).
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