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  1. Cubs' cut 40-man roster down to 37

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- In advance of free agency beginning next week the Chicago Cubs cleared room off their 40-man roster by outrighting three players to Triple-A Iowa, including former 2007 first round pick Josh Vitters. Vitters, outfielder Ryan Kalish and ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Roles could expand for James, McDonald

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers are clearly looking for more help for Colin Kaepernick in the passing game. They were linked to several receivers during the first week of free agency, including Julian Edelman, Hakeem Nicks and Emmanuel Sanders. None of th...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. McDonald: A little tendinitis symptoms

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher James McDonald says his sore right shoulder isn't as bad as last season when he was limited to six starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates. "A little tendinitis symptoms," McDonald said a day after leaving a spring st...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  5. Buzz That Was -- Lorde tweets courtside for Chicago Bulls-Oklahom...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lorde tweeted she was "an outsider to the world of sport" while at the Thunder-Bulls game, so we've got quite an introduction today for the pop star: mascot humiliation, musical nerds and a football-playing canine.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  6. Cubs fall to A's; McDonald hurt

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Chicago Cubs dropped a 6-2 decision to the Oakland A's on Monday, scoring their only runs with two out in the ninth inning. The Good: Outfielder Ryan Kalish continued a good spring with two more hits, raising his batti...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. James McDonald leaves start after 2 pitches

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher James McDonald left his spring start against the Oakland Athletics after two pitches due to right shoulder soreness. McDonald's second pitch of the game sailed to the backstop, which brought the trainer and m...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. Bosio: Extra days off not good for pitchers

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio gave some insight into the team's thinking regarding its starting staff for the beginning of the regular season, which starts two weeks from Monday in Pittsburgh. "History tells us the last co...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Cubs fall, prospect Javier Baez crushes HR

    Jesse Rogers

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Veteran Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Wolf had no idea who Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez was before he gave up a long home run to him Wednesday night in Seattle's 8-7 extra-inning victory over the Cubs. Wolf knows him now. ...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Cactus League rotation set through 5 games

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria announced his initial pitching rotation for Cactus League games following Thursday's opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jeff Samardzija will take the mound that day as the Cubs open their new sp...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Shoulder delays Arrieta; Cubs sign two

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta will start his spring training late due to shoulder tightness he experienced over the winter, the team announced on Thursday. Arrieta, 27, was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles last season and is ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  15. Cubs lose Raley, Marshall on waivers

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitchers Brooks Raley and Brett Marshall have been picked up off of waivers by the Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds, respectively, the team announced on Tuesday. Both players were on the 40-man roster so their losses...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. Aaron Hill returns to Arizona Diamondbacks after breaking hand

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated second baseman Aaron Hill from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013