Cubs' Chris Coghlan 'Grateful' For Chance In Turnaround SeasonCoghlan has played a unique, versatile role for the Cubs.
Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-UpsEvery September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won't regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
Baffoe: In Praise Of Chris CoghlanThe Cubs didn't need a new flavor in Ben Zobrist or Chase Utley. They have a good one in Coghlan.
Demoted Starlin Castro Focusing On What Is Best For TeamManager Joe Maddon benched Castro for Friday's 7-3 victory over San Francisco and had a similar lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.
Report: Cubs Agree To Terms With Chris Coghlan, Welington CastilloCoghlan hit .283 with a .352 on-base percentage last season.
Cubs Non-Tender Wesley Wright, John BakerWright and Baker will become free agents.
Cubs Beat Brewers 6-4Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer, and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game.
Levine: Leadoff Man Wanted, Apply At 1060 W AddisonA similar sign is posted in many different clubhouses in baseball -- “Wanted: a player who can get on base and steal.”
Cubs Avoid Sweep With 3-2 Victory Over RaysAnthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago's 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs. Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.
Arrieta Brilliant As Cubs Top MarlinsJake Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out a career-high 11.
Pitcher Travis Wood Has Big Hit For Cubs In 13thChicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter's box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.