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  1. Cubs to put some heat on Jake Arrieta

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - On second thought, Chicago Cubs rehabbing pitcher Jake Arrieta will be going to the much warmer Daytona, Fla., instead of Iowa for his next rehab start. The right-hander, who was dealing with shoulder stiffness in spring training, was sa...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  2. Cubs manager declines jab at Sox

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs rivalry has been losing its edge in recent years and new Cubs manager Rick Renteria just missed out on a chance to add some spice. Asked about the decision of White Sox slugger Adam Dunn to attend the Academy Awa...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  3. Cubs running into outs, more spring drills

    Doug Padilla

    DENVER -- The Chicago Cubs are showing that even the most obvious scenarios on a baseball field can't be taken for granted. That's why days at spring training will get a little longer as manager Dale Sveum plans on adding some new base-running dri...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. Improved defense just a stepping stone

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Despite the Chicago Cubs showing much improvement on defense, manager Dale Sveum doesn't feel this is the final product and will continue to emphasize glove work the remainder of this season and on into spring training. While the Cubs h...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  5. Cubs prospect riding huge power surge

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs prospect Daniel Vogelbach has turned disappointment into production as he appears to be taking his frustrations out on the baseball. Vogelbach, who was not assigned to a full-season minor-league team out of spring training,...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  6. Charity-minded Chicago Cubs fans try to break curse with goat

    Doug Padilla

    A group of five men and a goat named "Wrigley" just completed a nearly 100-day walk from the Chicago Cubs' spring training complex in Mesa, Ariz., all the way to the ballpark on Clark and Addison with the main goal of raising money for cancer research.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  7. Triple-A Iowa's Gonzalez is released

    Doug Padilla

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Cubs announced that infielder Edgar Gonzalez, who didn't make the big-league team out of spring training, has been released. A Cubs spokesperson said Gonzalez will likely pursue options to play in Asia. The 33-year...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Nationals 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After a solid spring training Jeff Samardzija continues to impress, giving the Chicago Cubs their first victory of the season Sunday, a 4-3 triumph over the Washington Nationals to avoid a sweep. How it happened: Samardzija had an answ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  9. Cubs 8, Angels 1

    Doug Padilla

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The good: It hasn't been the best of springs offensively for David DeJesus, but he said the regular season is where you make your money and he's star...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  10. Garza goes four scoreless in final tuneup

    Doug Padilla

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Matt Garza became the second Chicago Cubs starting pitcher to complete his spring training workload when he pitched in a minor-league game Sunday. Garza went four innings in his final tuneup, throwing 51 pitches. He added a handful...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  11. Cubs-Red Sox close Theo comp issue

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Theo Epstein compensation saga between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox finally came to a close Thursday, albeit a slightly controversial one. The Cubs received 19-year-old first baseman Jair Bogaerts from the Red Sox to fini...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  12. No. 5 Maholm has looked like a No. 1

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Not a bad day when your fifth starter performs more like an ace. Chicago Cubs starter Paul Maholm's excellent spring continued Monday when he pitched five scoreless innings for the against the San Diego Padres, giving up four hits w...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  13. Cubs 2, Padres 0

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs scored in each of the first two innings and then held on for a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday. The good: What can't Paul Maholm do? He pitched five scoreless innings in his fourth outing of what is ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  14. Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago Cubs tried to put together a late rally on Monday but fell just short in a 3-2 split-squad defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Scottsdale, Ariz. The good: Blake DeWitt and Ian Stewart broke through against Arizona ace Ian Kennedy in ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  15. Marmol returns with a scoreless inning

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol proved what last week's MRI showed, that his hand is just fine. Ultimately diagnosed with a cramp in his right hand after leaving a game on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers, Marmol was held out of ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  16. Cubs add righty Camp to bullpen mix

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs added one more arm to their bullpen derby when they announced Monday they had signed veteran right-hander Shawn Camp to a minor-league deal. Camp, 36, who had been released by the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, was ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012