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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:42:33 EDTWith lingering concerns over Brian Duensing's back spasms, the Cubs placed the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to start the season and will break camp with both outfielder Matt Szczur and infielder Tommy La Stella on their 25-man roster, Theo Epstein announced Wednesday ahead of the team's final spring game in Arizona.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:04:12 EDTThe A's and Cubs combined for 30 hits and 26 runs, but in the end, it was the Cubs that walked off the field with the 15-11 victory in front of 15,448 at Sloan Field in the final Cactus League game for both teams.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:31:41 EDTThe Cubs collected plenty of postseason awards last year, including the coveted World Series trophy. The emphasis this spring has been on the team, but, looking ahead to this season, what individual honors could Cubs players capture?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:37:09 EDTWatch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value).
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:17:36 EDTCan it get any better for the Cubs? Socially, probably not. Their 2016 World Series championship ride was a once-every-108-years style of celebration. But can they be better in 2017 than they were in '16? Absolutely.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:06:51 EDTMatt Cain, vying to secure the fifth starter spot, gave up four runs over 5 1/3 innings and helped himself by hitting a two-run double in the Giants' 10-7 win over the Cubs on Tuesday in front of the largest home crowd this spring, 15,513, at Sloan Park.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:02:46 EDTJavier Baez, playing time and pitching are among the questions in this week's Cubs Inbox.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:42:47 EDTWho do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:16:44 EDTAnother new and exciting Major League Baseball season is upon us, but we'd be remiss in enjoying the Cubs' first World Series title defense in 108 years without revisiting one more time the game that got them here.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:31:13 EDTBen Zobrist returned to the Cubs lineup Tuesday after missing more than one week because of a stiff neck while Addison Russell remained day to day, still nursing a sore back.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:54:34 EDTMets' No. 5 prospect Robert Gsellman, who is likely to earn a spot in the Mets' rotation, put together another strong start as he continues to impress in Spring Training. Matt Adams tagged Gsellman for a three-run homer, but otherwise the right-hander was lights out.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:37:32 EDTMiguel Montero and his wife have created the Miguel and Vanessa Montero Foundation to provide medical assistance to seriously ill children of Venezuela. Their goal is to bring one or two Venezuelan children a year to the U.S. to get medical treatment.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:44:39 EDTMunenori Kawasaki's Cubs greatest hits
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:28 EDTBrett and Chad Joshpe can still see the baseball coming down from the heavens one sublime day at Shea Stadium, closer and closer toward the brothers' seats down the right-field line. If only they had a way back then to preserve their precious moment, like Major League Baseball fans of all 30 clubs are about to enjoy starting Opening Day for the first time in broadcast history.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:33:46 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Cubs' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:24:44 EDTJon Lester tuned up for Opening Night against the team the Cubs beat in the last game of the 2016 season.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:24:26 EDTWith the Indians hosting the Cubs on Monday night in front of a packed house at Goodyear Ballpark, the bases had "World Series Rematch" decals on the sides. It was a fun touch in this Cactus League setting, but the teams know that rematch remains a dream that will have to wait at least seven months.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:36:29 EDTIan Happ, the Cubs' first-round pick in the 2015 Draft, made the most of his first big league camp.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:02:31 EDTRoss goes full '90s for 'Dancing' routine
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDTThe Cubs have been active at the Trade Deadline under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, but that was part of the rebuilding plan. Now, they feel the Cubs boast a solid core of young position players and they hope to have enough inventory in the Minor Leagues to fill holes if needed.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:28:26 EDTWhen they signed Jason Heyward, the Cubs and club president Theo Epstein -- who are supposed to be as sober and analytical as any organization in baseball -- bet on something that sober and analytical organizations are not supposed to bet on. They bet on Heyward's intangibles, or the stuff that we used to call intangibles anyway.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:47:08 EDTAnthony Rizzo hit a home run on the first pitch he saw and Albert Almora Jr. smacked a pair of homers and an RBI double to finish with five RBIs and power the Cubs to a 22-4 victory on Sunday over the Reds in a split-squad game for both teams at Cashman Field.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:05:04 EDTBrett Wallace and Jabari Blash powered the offense and Trevor Cahill shut down his former team for five innings to lead the Padres to a 9-4 victory against the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Sloan Park.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:13:05 EDTWhen Kris Bryant got back to work on his swing this offseason, his father, Mike, wanted him to remember how he was pitched to in the Minor Leagues, and that's what they worked on. His mother, Susie, was busy handling all the wedding gifts.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:35:59 EDTRizzo bats leadoff, hits monster shot
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:55:47 EDTAndreoli threw out Barnhart at first base -- from RF
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:56:56 EDTChesny Young, Kris Bryant and Ian Happ all homered in the fifth inning on Saturday to spark the Cubs to an 11-7 victory over the Reds in a split-squad game at Cashman Field.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:40:36 EDTKyle Hendricks got out of a jam in Game 7 of the World Series in part because he told himself to breathe and focus. The difference? Yoga.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:52:24 EDTPitching to be included on the Rockies' season-opening staff, right-hander German Marquez held the Cubs to two runs and struck out six in six innings of a 7-4 victory over the Cubs on Saturday in front of a Rockies Salt River Fields at Talking Stick-record crowd of 13,565.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:33:02 EDTThe Cubs' two games in Las Vegas are a homecoming for Kris Bryant, who grew up here. The reigning National League Most Valuable Player said he's noticed a lot more Cubs caps in town since they won the World Series.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:32:14 EDTStarters Carlos Carrasco and John Lackey combined to give up just one run over nine innings as the Indians topped the Cubs, 4-2, on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:54 EDTKyle Schwarber got behind the plate and caught four innings in a Minor League game Friday, his first game action at the position all spring.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:51:32 EDTHuey Lewis and Jimmy Kimmel went to the Cubs game
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:50 EDTOn some of Joe Maddon's new T-shirts this year there's a simple image of an umbrella with a couple of raindrops over "8-7." Cubs fans know that's the score from Game 7 of the World Series. The umbrella is a reminder of the 17-minute rain delay when Jason Heyward gave the players a pep talk that helped propel the Cubs to victory.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:40:16 EDTMike Montgomery's versatility has made him the Ben Zobrist of the Cubs' pitching staff. Montgomery came to Spring Training as a candidate for the rotation, but his ability to start and relieve has prompted the team to keep him in the bullpen and name Brett Anderson to the rotation.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:06 EDTIn his first spring at-bat Thursday, Jake Arrieta crushed a 465-foot home run. If he's not pitching that day, Arrieta may be the Cubs pitcher who manager Joe Maddon uses if he needs an extra pinch-hitter.