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  1. Source - Chicago White Sox close to trading Jesse Crain

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox are close to trading All-Star reliever Jesse Crain to one of two teams in a "complicated" deal, which includes the Tampa Bay Rays, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  2. Jesse Crain dominant in setup role

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After fighting off numerous injuries that included oblique and shoulder woes last season, reliever Jesse Crain appears to be at the top of his game again. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been riding his hot pitcher as of lat...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  3. Another close call not enough for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- There is an old adage in baseball that the only teams that talk about how they came close to winning are losing teams. Although the Cubs have been in most of their games this season, the record of 11-18 speaks for itself. A valiant comebac...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. Wood deserved better fate

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings Thursday, allowing just two singles, yet he still managed to end up on the wrong side of a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. After Scott Hairston's two-run homer in the seven...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  5. Scott Feldman goes distance for first time

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It took 106 major league starts for Scott Feldman to throw his first complete game. The Chicago Cubs' veteran pitcher not only pitched the entire game, he set a career high with 12 strikeouts in a 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres o...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Padres 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs surged ahead early in a 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in the third of a four-game set at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. How it happened: Former Cub and No. 1 draft pick Andrew Cashner started for the first time aga...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  7. Pitch totals working against Samardzija

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija picked up a no-decision in his team's 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night after throwing 101 pitches in five innings of work. Being the consummate professional, he refused to let a cut on h...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Cashner back at Wrigley to face Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner will always have some Cubby blue in his blood as he pursues the excellence projected for him as Chicago's first-round pick in 2008. Traded for Anthony Rizzo in 2011, Cashner will start against hi...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  9. Lillibridge familiar with Quentin's intensity

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs infielder Brent Lillibridge considers former teammate Carlos Quentin a good friend, which is why he knows how intense Quentin is during a game. That intensity erupted Thursday when Quentin charged the mound after being hit by Los Ange...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  10. Axelrod makes most of rotation opportunity

    Bruce Levine

    A 27-year-old baseball vagabond without a dominant pitch rarely has a chance to stay on a major league roster. Dylan Axelrod is trying to beat those odds as he replaces rehabbing starter John Danks in the White Sox rotation. Axelrod has had a few...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  11. Peavy ready for first Cactus League start

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy concluded his preparation for his first Cactus League start this weekend with a 50-pitch live batting practice session on Monday morning. Peavy, who will start against the San Diego Padres o...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  12. Cubs hire Deer as assistant hitting coach

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs hired former major league slugger Rob Deer as assistant hitting coach. Deer will work with the Cubs' current batting instructor James Rowson, who replaced Rudy Jaramillo in June. Deer, 52, has been out of baseball the past fo...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. Peavy likely making last start for Sox

    Bruce Levine

    CLEVELAND -- Jake Peavy likely will make his last start for the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday as he approaches free agency after the season. The Sox hold a $22 million option for 2013 or they must pay Peavy $4 million on the way out the door. The ...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  14. Timing of Garza injury sunk chance of deal

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs were dealt a serious setback when pitcher Matt Garza came out of a July 22 start complaining of cramps in his upper arm. Garza was the best trading chip the Cubs had to offer at the deadline, with the Toronto Blue Jays,...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. Players waiting to see if Sox add Youkilis

    Bruce Levine

    While Chicago White Sox management continues to monitor the Kevin Youkilis trade talks, the players and manager Robin Ventura can only go about their business and wait for a decision to be made. "You hear [the rumors] and guys will sit around and ...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  16. Sox's Hudson experiment failing

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Give Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams credit for trying, but in the case of Orlando Hudson, this experiment has not worked out. The Sox were desperate for any offense out of the hot corner, so they took a flyer on the 3...

    Blog | June 19, 2012