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  1. Rondon to paternity list, Strop activated

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon has been placed on the paternity leave and pitcher Pedro Strop has been activated from the disabled list to take his place. Strop last pitched in a game on May 6 but had to leave due to a groin injury...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  2. Rondon states his case on mound

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The door is now wide open for Hector Rondon to prove he can be the Chicago Cubs' closer moving forward. Firing nothing but fastballs that ranged from 96-98 mph, Rondon held off the Milwaukee Brewers for the second consecutive day to fin...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  3. Cubs closer carousel turns again?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs lost Wednesday's game in epic fashion, as Pedro Strop was unable to protect a 5-2 lead entering the ninth inning. Even though three of the four runs charged to the would-be closer were unearned, the loss counts all the same -- and it...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Cubs' closer problems trickle down

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer called the pitching problems associated with the Cubs closing situation right now, "collateral damage." That's because with blown saves come extra-inning games which can tax a bullpen. Twice in t...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  5. So who's the Cubs' closer now?

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- Alright, now that the Chicago Cubs have completed their annual pulling of their closer from his job, who should be next in line to save games? Last year was a more obvious situation as Kyuji Fujikawa was signed as a late-inning guy an...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  6. Who replaces Veras as Cubs' closer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Well, that didn't take long. Only 10 games into the season, and hours after Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria gave Jose Veras a vote of confidence following Friday's blown save against St. Louis, saying "he's still our guy," Veras is out as the ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  7. Jose Veras out as Chicago Cubs' closer following latest blown sav...

    Jesse Rogers

    On second thought, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria has decided to pull Jose Veras from the closer's role.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  8. Castillo's 3-run HR in 11th lifts Cubs over Cards

    Castillo's 3-run HR in 11th lifts Cubs over Cards

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  9. Kevin Gregg of Chicago Cubs won't face discipline from team

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg was told Friday night by president of baseball operations Theo Epstein his status would remain the same and he would not be released despite the reliever's outspoken public criticism of the team.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  10. Chicago Cubs' Kevin Gregg rips Theo Epstein for closer change

    Bruce Levine and Jesse Rogers

    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg threw down the gauntlet Friday but later apologized after criticizing team president Theo Epstein.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  11. Successful trip brings Cubs closer together

    Kevin Lynch

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Chicago Cubs have a chance to finish the season with a winning road record. Their 6-4 trip against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants put them at 26-29 on the year. "I can't remember ... having...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  12. Los Angeles Dodgers call up former Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Mar...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of former Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol from Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday, ending a month away from the major leagues for the veteran reliever.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 10, Cubs 6

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 10-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night at Wrigley Field to close out the first half of the season. How it happened: Cubs closer Kevin Gregg struggled in a four-run Cardinals ninth. Allen ...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  14. Cubs mailbag: Kevin Gregg

    Jesse Rogers

    This week Chicago Cubs closer Kevin Gregg answers the mail. Gregg, who was picked up off waivers for his second stint with the Cubs, is 6 for 6 in save opportunities going into Friday's game. He answers your questions: What would you say is the bi...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  15. Mailbag: Ask Kevin Gregg

    Chicago Cubs closer Kevin Gregg is going to take some questions from ESPN Chicago readers. Click here to submit a question and then check back later this week for his answers....

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  16. Sveum names Gregg the Cubs' closer

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Kevin Gregg was declared the Chicago Cubs closer after his performance versus the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night, when he earned his fifth save in as many chances. "Gregg is our closer," manager Dale Sveum said before Wednesday's ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013