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  1. Putnam ready to relieve relievers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago White Sox reliever Zach Putnam rolled into the clubhouse only three hours before first pitch Thursday, and he was one of the early ones. After Wednesday's 14-inning, 5-hour 17-minute affair against the Boston Red Sox, manage...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Neal Cotts' return also rings true

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- A.J. Pierzynski's return got most of the attention Friday, but another member of the 2005 World Series champions tiptoed quietly into U.S. Cellular Field as a member of the Texas Rangers. Reliever Neal Cotts, a key contributor to the Wh...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. Slight wobble can't derail Cubs' bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - After 11 innings from their relievers against the team with the best record in baseball, everybody in the Chicago Cubs' bullpen was walking tall Sunday, even the guy who nearly let it all get away. Kevin Gregg might have blown the save w...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  4. Cubs send Takahashi to Rockies

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs continue to make moves that figure to be precursors to bigger deals down the line. Left-handed reliever Hisanori Takahashi was traded to the Colorado Rockies organization for a player to be named later or cash. That ...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Reds 5, Cubs 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs were swept after a 5-3 victory by the Cincinnati Reds, who clinched a wild-card playoff berth with the victory. HOW IT HAPPENED: After new Cubs starter Jason Berken cruised for six innings, the Reds jumped on reliever M...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  6. Sappelt's recovery was Jackson inspired

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The addition of outfielder Dave Sappelt to the Chicago Cubs' roster Saturday gives them two active players from the offseason trade that sent reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds. Travis Wood, the main piece in the Marshall tra...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  7. Cubs set plan for expanded roster

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With rosters set to expand Saturday, the Chicago Cubs have decided on who is coming up to the big team. One move was already made Friday when left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau was called up to replace Brooks Raley, who is being shut do...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  8. Hinshaw finds Cubs offer much familiarity

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE -- It's the first day and already it has been an easy transition for new Chicago Cubs reliever Alex Hinshaw. One of Hinshaw's new teammates is Justin Germano, his classmate at Claremont (Calif.) High School. And as a current resident of...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  9. Cubs claim lefty Hinshaw from Padres

    Doug Padilla

    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs claimed left-handed reliever Alex Hinshaw off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The former 15th-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants in 2005 was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA with the Padres this season in 3...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Reds 4, Cubs 2

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The bullpen couldn't hold a late lead Saturday as the Chicago Cubs fell 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds. How it happened: The Reds rallied with three runs in the eighth inning off Cubs reliever James Russell to take the victory. Cubs starte...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  11. Cubs close to activating Lendy Castillo

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are expected to activate right-handed reliever Lendy Castillo from the disabled list on Saturday. Castillo, who was in the Cubs clubhouse Friday and was set to be examined by team doctors, hasn't pitched since May 11 be...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 12, Cubs 0

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs couldn't handle a seventh-inning onslaught by the St. Louis Cardinals and fell 12-0 on Saturday at Busch Stadium. How it happened: Four Cubs relievers combined to give up 12 runs and seven doubles in the seventh innin...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  13. Cubs need simulated game for 2 relievers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Four days off at the All-Star break, and one more free day Monday, created a bit of an issue for the Chicago Cubs' bullpen. Right-handers Rafael Dolis and Jairo Ascencio both pitched in a simulated game before batting practice Tuesday af...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  14. Cubs' Dolis can forget about save mark

    Doug Padilla

    It was a franchise mark that was there for the taking, but it seems that Chicago Cubs reliever Rafael Dolis won't get that chance now. Dolis, who got the closer job after Carlos Marmol was removed from the role, was well within reach of the team's...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  15. Cubs' Parker latest to leave with an injury

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs reliever Blake Parker, just called up on Thursday, was pulled from his second career outing Saturday with an right hamstring injury. Parker was pitching to the White Sox's Alejandro De Aza in the eighth inning when he wince...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  16. Kerry Wood's final MLB moments unfold

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- A moment-to-moment sketch of how Kerry Wood's last day in the major leagues unfolded Friday at Wrigley Field: News spreads early in the morning of it likely being the veteran Chicago Cubs reliever's last day in the major leagues. While...

    Blog | May 18, 2012