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  1. 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
  2. Arrieta goes three innings in rehab start

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta made a successful rehab start on Saturday night for the Tennessee Smokies, the Cubs' Double-A affiliate. Arrieta tossed three innings of no-hit ball, striking out three and walking just one, bu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  3. More intrigue in Cubs roster than year ago

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs' 25-man roster includes seven new position players compared to Opening Day a year ago, as well as eight new pitchers, including the injured Jake Arrieta and James McDonald. Both were placed on the disabled list to start...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  4. Theo Epstein plans to rebuild Chicago Cubs with blueprint from Bo...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Tim Keown writes that three seasons into his latest attempt to reverse a curse, Theo Epstein is building on the blueprint he used in Boston and asking Chicago's restless fan base to hold on just a bit longer.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  5. Arrieta takes another step with simulation

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- With team president Theo Epstein and manager Rick Renteria looking on Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday morning as he continues his recovery from winter "shoulder stiffness." "I was g...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. Will Olt make Opening Day roster?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- It's that time in spring training when the roster crunch is on. With less than a week before camp breaks the Chicago Cubs have some decisions to make, none bigger than what to do with third base prospect Mike Olt. Olt has re-found h...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  7. Cubs fall, Rizzo stays hot

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. - The Chicago Cubs fell to the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 in front of 15,241 fans on Saturday. That's two people shy of a Cactus League attendance record set earlier this week at Cubs Park. The Good: Anthony Rizzo raised his batting average t...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  8. Cubs fall; Samardzija sharper, Olt plays 3B

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs were shut out by the Seattle Mariners 3-0 on Thursday in front of another record-setting crowd of 15,243. The good: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija declared himself nearly ready for Opening Day with 5⅓ i...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Arrieta faces hitters for first time

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta finally faced hitters this spring, throwing against Cubs teammates on Sunday morning. He threw 41 warmup pitches and 24 batting practice pitches and came out of the session pleased with his progress. ...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  10. Hendricks sent down, but for how long?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs trimmed their roster to 53 on Saturday, sending right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks to minor league camp. He's expected to start the season at Triple-A Iowa but could be an in-season call-up as he was the Cubs minor le...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  11. Cubs cautious with walking wounded

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria put the brakes on the return of two key players for the upcoming season, declaring both shortstop Starlin Castro and pitcher Jake Arrieta further from being ready for game action then the players them...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  12. Cubs sign 19 players to 1-year deals

    The Chicago Cubs agreed to contract terms Monday with 19 players all with fewer than three years of experience, including catcher Welington Castillo, outfielder Junior Lake and pitcher Jake Arrieta. Also signed were pitchers Zac Rosscup, Chris Rus...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  13. Arrieta ready to throw off mound

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Ailing Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta says he's ahead of schedule and ready to throw off a mound. Arrieta, acquired last season from Baltimore, was shut down at the beginning of spring training due to offseason "shoulder st...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  14. Cubs lose 15-3; Rusin, McDonald struggle

    Jesse Rogers

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs lost 15-3 to the Los Angeles Angels in their first road game of the spring: The good: Kris Bryant homered in his first at-bat of the spring after Albert Almora doubled before him. Those two prospects lived up to th...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  15. Cubs Notes: Arodys Vizcaino impresses

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz - The Chicago Cubs' 10th-ranked prospect by both and Baseball America, pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, is progressing on pace after throwing a live batting practice session Saturday. "He looked very, very good," manager Rick Renteria ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  16. Samardzija expected to start spring opener

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija is in line to start the Chicago Cubs' Cactus League opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Feb. 27 at their new spring stadium, manager Rick Renteria said on Friday. Samardzija started the Cubs' season opener las...

    Blog | February 21, 2014