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  1. Cubs: Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 19

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to spring training for Joe Maddon's inaugural season on Feb. 19 with position players reporting on Feb. 24, the team announced Monday. Workouts for each group will begin the following day i...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. Cubs claim C Lavarnway, OF Peterson

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs claimed two players off waivers Friday, including former Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway and Oakland Athletics first baseman/outfielder Shane Peterson. Lavarnway, 27, was drafted in the sixth round in 2008 by the Red So...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. After Lester signing, buzz picks up on Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - It was "dig me" day for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at the winter meetings in Southern California. The phrase was coined by pitching great Greg Maddux, in reference to the day after a stellar start: Everyone digs the pitcher who just th...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Cubs grab pitching, might add catching in form of D-backs' Monter...

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO - The Chicago Cubs began Monday at the winter meetings agreeing to terms with a pitcher and ended it by being on the verge of trading for a catcher, according to various media reports. These are not your rebuilding Cubs anymore. They're bus...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  5. Cubs non-tender John Baker, Wesley Wright

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players on Tuesday, while they non-tendered catcher John Baker and lefty reliever Wesley Wright, making them free agents. Baker, 33, played one season for the Cubs after ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  6. Class-A Cubs leave Kane County for South Bend

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have reached a player-development agreement with South Bend, Indiana, to move their Class-A affiliate there starting next season after spending the past two years in Kane County, Illinois. "We hate making decisions that...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Cubs trade OF Jackson for RHP Cooper

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs traded former first-round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper, the team announced Thursday night. Cooper, 26, was a 12th-round pick of South Carolina in 2010. He was 4-2 ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  8. Series preview: Padres at Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs (40-57) open a three-game series with the San Diego Padres (43-55) on Tuesday night. • Tuesday: Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00) vs. Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98), 7:05 p.m. • Wednesday: Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00) vs. I...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. Rizzo earns Player of the Week honors

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo followed up his first All-Star appearance by being named National League Player of the Week. Despite the Cubs getting swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rizzo hit three home runs while going 5-fo...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost 5-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon, ending up with a split of the four-game series. How it happened: Edwin Jackson looked shaky before settling down. Miguel Montero's first -nning double brought...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  11. Cubs shake up bullpen numbers

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs made the somewhat drastic move on Thursday of going with 13 pitchers on their roster and 12 position players one day after using three pitchers in a ninth-inning blown save against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Blake Parker...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  12. After latest meltdown, who's next to close?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Hector Rondon, come on down. You should be the next contestant on who's going to close games in the ninth inning for the Chicago Cubs. After a disastrous Wednesday meltdown, on the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field, t...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  13. Ruggiano to get MRI on hamstring

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will have an MRI on his left hamstring after injuring it while trying to catch what turned into a game-winning triple by Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill in the ninth inning of the Diamondba...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs dropped a 7-5 decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon on the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played at Wrigley Field. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Relievers Pedro Strop, James Russe...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  15. Olt due for more playing time

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After taking over the team lead in home runs (four) and tying for RBIs (nine), Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt might finally be given the chance to play more -- or at least he will Wednesday after helping the Cubs to a 9-2 victory over...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 on Tuesday night to take the first two games of the series. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Mike Olt broke open a close contest with a three-run home run in the fifth inning while...

    Blog | April 22, 2014