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2012 Cubs Spring Training

Alfonso Soriano

Soriano, Navarro Get Key Hits, Cubs Beat Padres

Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run double and Dioner Navarro followed with two-run homer Sunday, leading the Chicago Cubs past the San Diego Padres 9-3.

03/10/2013

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro Homers As Cubs Beat Brewers 5-3

Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer in the first inning off minor leaguer Kyle Heckathorn, and the Cubs beat a Milwaukee Brewers’ split squad 5-3 Tuesday in Chicago’s spring training finale.

04/03/2012

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Barney, Cubs Beat Weaver, Angels 8-1

Darwin Barney hit an RBI triple off Jered Weaver that broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Sunday.

04/01/2012

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Receive Prospect From Red Sox To Complete Epstein Deal

The Cubs acquired first baseman prospect Jair Bogaerts from the Red Sox Thursday to complete the compensation deal for Theo Epstein.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Randy Wells

Hoge’s Spring Training Notebook: Cubs Roster Taking Shape

While most of the Cubs players were getting ready for morning workouts at HoHoKam Stadium Thursday, a few were instead cleaning out their lockers after getting cut.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Jeff Samardzija.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Video: Samardzija After Big Outing Against Indians

Jeff Samardzija meets the media after throwing six scoreless innings against the Indians, an outing that likely locked down a rotation spot.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the spring training game at HoHoKam Park on March 28, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Samardzija Rebounds From Bad Start For Cubs

Jeff Samardzija rebounded from a subpar effort in his previous start to give up three hits in six shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 2-0 victory over Cleveland at HoHoKam Stadium on Wednesday.

03/28/2012

Jeff Samardzija. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoge: Samardzija All But Locks Down Rotation Spot

After the right-hander gave up seven earned runs in just four innings his last time out, Cubs manager Dale Sveum made it clear Wednesday morning that Samardzija’s outing would have an impact on whether or not he makes the rotation.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Spring Training Notebook: Decision Day For Cubs

Cubs manager Dale Sveum will sit down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Wednesday night and make the final roster decisions before the team breaks camp next week.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

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Reds’ Latos Strains Calf, Leaves 7-4 Loss To Cubs

Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos strained his left calf during a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, providing another pitching concern for the Reds.

03/27/2012

Bryan LaHair. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Maholm Impressive For Cubs In 2-0 Win Over Padres

Bryan LaHair is less than two weeks away from breaking camp on a big league opening day roster for the first time. The timing should be just about right for the Chicago Cubs first baseman, considering he has nearly 1,000 career at-bats in the minors and just 65 in the majors.

03/26/2012

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Rizzo, Jackson Cut By Cubs

Top prospects Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson were cut by the Cubs on Friday.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Ryan Dempster (Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

Dempster Goes 6 Innings In 6-2 Loss To Texas

Neftali Feliz pitched three scoreless innings, then left with shoulder stiffness Tuesday during the Texas Rangers’ 6-2 victory over a Chicago Cubs’ split squad.

03/20/2012

Rodrigo Lopez #50 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against  the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Lopez Allows 1 Run In 5 Innings As Cubs Tie A’s

Jonny Gomes homered to start a three-run rally in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics tied a Chicago Cubs’ split squad 5-5 in 10 innings Tuesday.

03/20/2012

McKnight: Marmol Headed for Precautionary MRI

Cubs closer Carlos Marmol left Tuesday’s game in the seventh inning with a cramp in his pitching hand. He’ll undergo a precautionary MRI on the hand to make sure there’s no damage.

670 The Score–03/20/2012

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Holland Pitches 4 Scoreless Innings For Rangers In Win Against Cubs 12-7

Derek Holland allowed one hit in four scoreless innings, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago Cubs 12-7 Saturday in a split-squad game at Cashman Field.

03/17/2012

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Smith Has Three Hits For A’s In 4-3 Win Over Cubs

Seth Smith had a two-run double among his three hits, and the Oakland Athletics scored three unearned runs off Paul Maholm in the first inning and beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a game between split squads Saturday.

03/17/2012

Matt Garza

McKnight: Matt Garza Turns In Solid Start, Teaches Youngsters

Cubs starter Matt Garza was much better in his third start than his first two. Garza threw three innings and gave up two earned on three hits and a walk. He struck out three and, most importantly, said it’s all going to plan.

03/16/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a two-RBI double scoring Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on September 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

McKnight: Soriano Locked Into Middle Of Cubs Lineup

People used to wonder where Soriano would hit in the lineup. Whether leadoff, clean-up or eight-spot Soriano has hit from nearly everywhere. This year, manager Dale Sveum has cleared up a lot of confusion.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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Wells Solid, But Wood Struggles As Cubs Fall To Brewers, 10-2

Randy Wolf retired six of the first seven batters he faced Wednesday and extended his scoreless streak into an eighth inning this spring before a two-run fourth as Milwaukee beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2 Wednesday.

03/14/2012

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