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  1. 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
  2. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 1, White Sox 0

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field: How it happened: Omar Infante drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the eighth off of reliever M...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Streaking Jordan Danks hits game winner

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are starting to get significant contributions from their farm system products. Jordan Danks' latest hot streak culminated with a game-changing, two-run base hit in the eighth inning against Houston Astros reliever...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Can Strop be the Cubs' future closer?

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have had just moderate success in developing bullpen pieces for the future, but one bright spot has been the progress shown by setup man Pedro Strop. The 27-year-old reliever has a 2.29 ERA with seven holds in 20 games ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. Guerrier to seek second opinion on forearm

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs reliever Matt Guerrier, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list last week, will seek a second opinion for a tear in his right forearm flexor mass. "This is very disappointing but it is something I have been dealing with...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. Marmol gets revenge against old mates

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Former Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol got a little satisfaction closing out his former teammates with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 6-2 Dodgers victory. The appearance by Marmol was his first against the Cubs since he was traded ear...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  7. Cubs weighing offers for Russell, Schierholtz

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- As the trading deadline approaches the Chicago Cubs are pondering a number of moves that could shape their future. Numerous teams have called on the availability of left-handed reliever James Russell and outfielder Nate Schierholtz. A...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Source - Chicago White Sox close to trading Jesse Crain

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox are close to trading All-Star reliever Jesse Crain to one of two teams in a "complicated" deal, which includes the Tampa Bay Rays, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  9. Putnam has bone spur in right elbow

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed Thursday that reliever Zach Putnam has a bone spur in his right elbow. The Cubs put Putnam on the disabled list on Wednesday, and he underwent an MRI later that day. "I have not talked to Dr...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  10. Little has gone according to plan in 'pen

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Bad luck and trouble have been the only friends of Chicago Cubs relievers this season. A bullpen that has now been torn apart and put back together a number of times in the first 50 games of the season will have to move on without setu...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. Jesse Crain dominant in setup role

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After fighting off numerous injuries that included oblique and shoulder woes last season, reliever Jesse Crain appears to be at the top of his game again. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been riding his hot pitcher as of lat...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. Carlos Marmol wants to stay with Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Despite the fact that he has lost the closer job for the second straight season, reliever Carlos Marmol insists he would like to stay with the Chicago Cubs. Marmol's contract expires after this season and he can declare free agency in Nove...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  13. Floyd tough luck loser vs. Twins

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd remains winless after Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, despite pitching well enough to win. Floyd was removed after the Sox scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but reliever Ma...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  14. Marmol doesn't appear long for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol will most likely be pitching for another team before Opening Day. Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are taking a hard look at the reliever, according to league sources, with the regular s...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  15. Thornton ready for Cactus League debut

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton will pitch in a Cactus League game for the first time this spring on Tuesday. The 36-year-old setup man has been recovering from triceps inflammation in his left arm since the beginning o...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  16. Sox's Crain (hip) to miss WBC

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain will miss the WBC tournament because of a right adductor strain. Read the entire story....

    Blog | March 04, 2013