Chicago Cubs

Preview: Cubs-MarlinsJohn Lackey opposes Jose Urena tonight at Marlins Park.
Addison Russell, Kris Bryant Pace Cubs To 11-1 Win Over MarlinsRussell had four hits, including a home run, and Bryant had a three-run homer.
Levine: Like Much Of Baseball, Cubs' Starters Getting Hit Hard By Long Ball"You can't really worry about how they make the ball," Jon Lester says.
Cubs Place Jason Heyward On Disabled List Amid Series Of Roster MovesThe Cubs called up right-hander Dylan Floro and outfielder Mark Zagunis from Triple-A.
Levine: Demotion Of Cubs' Kyle Schwarber Shouldn't Surprise Anyone"He somehow has lost his strike zone confidence," a National League scout says.
Cubs' Theo Epstein Explains Kyle Schwarber's Demotion: 'More Slugger Than Hitter' Right Now"None of us saw this coming," Epstein says.
Cubs Sign 1st-Round Pick Brendon LittleChicago has signed 14 of its draft picks so far.
Cubs Are Sending Kyle Schwarber To Triple-A IowaSchwarber is hitting .171 with 12 homers, 28 RBIs and a .673 OPS in 64 games this season. 
Preview: Marlins-CubsJake Arrieta opposes Jeff Locke tonight at Marlins Park.
Levine: Cubs' Ian Happ Flashing Abilities While Still In Development Mode"I feel the at-bats are getting better," Happ says.
Bases-Loaded Walk In 8th Does In Cubs In 3-2 Loss To Padres In Series FinaleSan Diego's Luis Torrens walked with the bases loaded against Chicago's Koji Uehara in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie.
Cubs Have 'Soft Plan' In Place For Kyle Hendricks' Return But Don't Reveal Target Date"He's on shutdown mode, and it's killing him," pitching coach Chris Bosio says of Hendricks.
Levine: Cubs' Joe Maddon Believes In Benefits Of Meditation"I do believe whatever you focus on in the morning, you can manifest through the course of the day," Maddon says.
Cubs' Miguel Montero Sounds Off On Home Plate Collision RuleMontero knows the "Posey Rule" was made to protect catchers. He doesn't care.
Wife Of Cubs' Addison Russell Files For Divorce, Declines To Speak With MLB In Domestic Abuse InquiryThe news comes two weeks after a third party accused Russell of spousal abuse in a social media posting.
Preview: Padres-CubsMiguel Diaz opposes Eddie Butler this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Levine: Cubs Search For Pitching, Perhaps A Lead-Off Hitter Too On Trade Market"I don't think you rule out anything if it makes us better," GM Jed Hoyer says.
Mike Montgomery Making Case To Stick In Cubs' RotationAs the Cubs seek answers for their rotation, they can start with Montgomery.
Cubs Beat Padres 4-0, While Rizzo Lead-Off Streak ContinuesIn seven consecutive games as lead-off hitter, Anthony Rizzo is 6-for-6 with a walk to open the first inning.
Emma: Why Joe Maddon Bucks Convention With Top Of Cubs' OrderWill Anthony Rizzo remain the Cubs' leadoff man? Maddon might be convinced.
Watch: Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Continues Lead-Off Streak With HRRizzo has now reached base to open the game in seven straight lead-off starts.
Levine: Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Shares New Perspective On Home-Plate CollisionIt was the home-plate collision with a catcher heard 'round the world. Rizzo was chastised -- but not punished -- by the league.
MLB Informs Cubs, Padres That Anthony Rizzo Violated Rule With Collision, But There Will Be No DisciplineThe league hasn't made any determination on discipline, though no player has ever been suspended for violating this rule.
Cubs' Maddon Doesn't Understand Uproar Over Rizzo-Hedges Collision, Adds It'd Be 'Egregious' For Padres To Retaliate"I thought it was a great play on both sides, and the Padres won that moment," Joe Maddon says.
Preview: Padres-CubsJhoulys Chacin opposes Mike Montgomery tonight at Wrigley Field.
Cubs' Javier Baez Poses (Mostly) Naked In ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'Baez posed for the annual issue a year after Cubs teammate Jake Arrieta did so.
Levine: Contreras, Rizzo Spark Cubs As They Climb Over .500 MarkWillson Contreras' homer tied it in the seventh, while Anthony Rizzo keeps lifting the Cubs from the lead-off spot.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Defends Plate Collision As 'Hard' Play While Padres Call It A 'Cheap Shot'Padres manager Andy Green called out Rizzo after a hard collision injured catcher Austin Hedges.
Cubs Hold Off Padres, 3-2Wade Davis got the last two batters of the game to strand the tying Padres run at third base.
Watch: Top Cubs Prospect Eloy Jimenez Breaks Stadium Lights In Home Run DerbyThe Cubs' top prospect, Jimenez has big power -- and has been linked to trade possibilities recently.

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