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  1. Boras advocates for Bryant on opening day roster

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - The agent for top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is using the team's own rhetoric in making the case for his client to be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster in 2015. "As to whether or not Kris Bryant is on the Cubs -- and they are on re...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Baez good at 2nd for 2015; Grimm, Ramirez in bullpen

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Despite striking out 95 times in 52 big league games in 2014, Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez is on track to be the Cubs' opening day second baseman next season. The front office doesn't envision him needing another stint in the minor le...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Chicago Cubs designated Jose Veras for assignment; Welington Cast...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Cubs designated Opening Day closer Jose Veras for assignment and placed catcher Welington Castillo on the disabled list with a left rib cage injury, the club announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  4. Minors report: Soler hurt, Bryant homers

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Opening day didn't go well for Chicago Cubs Double-A prospect Jorge Soler as he left Thursday night's game against Pensacola after re-injuring his left hamstring running out a double in his first at-bat. "We'll probably get an MRI [Frid...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. Opening Day Rewind: Game 1 observations

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Opening Day provided a lot of meat on the bone to pick at as the Chicago Cubs were shut out in 10 innings, 1-0. From replay challenges to a player making a memorable debut let's review Game 1 of 162: The Cubs did a lot right on Monda...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Samardzija maturity boon to him and Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Already the question is being asked. If Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija continues to pitch the way he did Monday on Opening Day, is it likely the team extends him a contract offer he can't refuse, or does the performance just ra...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. Cubs, Rizzo looked a lot like 2013 in opener

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is trying to see the positive after his team was shut out 1-0 over 10 innings on Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates The Cubs got on base and had runners in scoring position, then stall...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (10)

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Here's a quick recap of the Chicago Cubs' 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday on Opening Day: How it happened: The game was scoreless until the 10th inning when Neil Walker went deep off Carlos Villanueva for a walk-off home ru...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. Lineup: Castro to bat third vs. Pirates

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Here's how the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day lineup looks against Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano for Monday's noon CT game: 1. Emilio Bonifacio, CF 2. Junior Lake, LF 3. Starlin Castro, SS 4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 5. Mi...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Prospect Mike Olt makes Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs third base prospect Mike Olt has made the team as has spring invitee, outfielder Ryan Kalish, the team announced on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Castro expects to be ready for opener

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro said he'll play in a minor league game Saturday while also saying he expects to be ready for Opening Day. Castro has been out of the lineup since March 2 with a hamstring injury suffered while slid...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  14. Chicago Cubs manager expects to have Starlin Castro for Opening D...

    Jesse Rogers

    Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Friday that Starlin Castro is close to returning after being out of the lineup since March 2 with a hamstring injury, and he's confident his shortstop will be ready for Opening Day.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Jeff Samardzija to start Opening Day for Chicago Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was named the Opening Day starter for the March 31 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager Rick Renteria announced on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014