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Emilio Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Trade Bonifacio, Russell To Braves

Both players had their names on the trading block for a long time.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

29. Chicago Cubs (2-4)

Levine: Bonifacio Still A Cub — For Now

Emilio Bonifacio can only play the waiting game.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

Cubs first base coach Eric Hinsk, right, congratulates Starlin Castro after the latter's sac fly in the 16th inning plated the winning run against the Rockies. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Rockies In 16 Innings, 4-3

Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.

07/30/2014

Emilio Bonifacio. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Expect Plenty Of Calls At Trade Deadline

Emilio Bonifacio and Justin Ruggiano are two Cubs whom foes are evaluating.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Barney Never Regained 2011, ’12 Form

Only two players remain from the 2010 Cubs after Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Scouts In Abundance As Padres And Cubs Play At Wrigley

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer is preparing for a fast and furious eight days.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Cubs Designate Barney For Assignment

Darwin Barney is a career .244 hitter and has declined offensively in the last three years.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

Arizona starter Mike Bolsinger. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall As Offense Is Stymied By D’Backs Rookie Bolsinger

The Cubs were held to just five hits on the afternoon.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wood Homers, Allows 1 Run In Cubs’ Win

Travis Wood was so dangerous at the plate Monday night that Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson actually changed pitchers before the Cubs starter could bat with the bases loaded in the sixth.

04/22/2014

Emilio Bonifacio. (Getty Images)

Levine: Bonifacio Short- Or Long-Term Answer?

The immediate impact of Emilio Bonifacio to the Cub lineup raises some questions to ponder for now and the future.

04/06/2014

Umpire Brian Gorman, right, conducts a replay review. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Did We Get What We Wished For With Baseball Replay?

There are more loopholes and flaws than anyone envisioned with the new system.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2014

Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Cubs Edge Pirates, 3-2, For 1st Win

Chicago starter Jason Hammel allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Emilio Bonifacio. (Getty Images)

Cubs’ Bonifacio Sets A Modern Day Record With Hot Start

(CBS) With a 9-for-12 start at the plate this season, Cubs utilityman and leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio has set a modern day MLB record for most hits in the season’s first two games, according to CBSSports.com. […]

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits the game-winning RBI single in the 16th inning against the Chicago Cubs during the game at PNC Park April 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 4-3 in 16 innings.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs

The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.

04/03/2014

Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Barney Trying To Focus On Two Jobs

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) Darwin Barney has been through the emotional ringer this offseason. For one, he’s heard his name in the trade rumor mill all winter, whispers that continue to swirl around him daily. […]

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Alejandro De Aza #30 of the Chicago White Sox shakes hands with Adam Dunn #32 after Dunn scored a run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd inning at U.S. Cellular Field on June 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dunn Powers White Sox To 10-6 Win Over Blue Jays

Adam Dunn made it seem as if he had no trouble seeing through the dense fog. Dunn went 4 for 4 with two homers and five RBIs to overcome two home runs and five RBIs by Toronto’s Jose Bautista and give the Chicago White Sox a 10-6 victory in a game delayed over an hour because of limited visibility Monday night.

06/11/2013

Miami Marlins first baseman Carlos Lee hits a grand slam home run in the 5th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lee’s Slam Helps Ozzie Get First Win In Chicago As Marlin

Carlos Lee hit a grand slam and the Florida Marlins beat the Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night, giving Ozzie Guillen a win in his first game back managing in Chicago.

07/17/2012

Emilio Bonifacio #1 of the Miami Marlins slides safely into second under the tag of Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs during a game at Marlins Park on April 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Samardzija Roughed Up, Marlins Sweep Cubs With 5-3 Win

Greg Dobbs hit a two-run double and the Miami Marlins’ strong bullpen finished off a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 5-3 win Thursday that sent Chicago to its fifth straight loss.

04/19/2012

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Josh Johnson throws a pitch during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on April 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marlins Top Cubs 5-2 In Guillen’s Return To Dugout

MIAMI (AP) – Ozzie Guillen made a victorious return to the dugout Tuesday night, when pitchers Josh Johnson and Heath Bell snapped out of early-season slumps to help the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs […]

04/17/2012

Kyle Lohse #26 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during Opening Day against the Miami Marlins  at Marlins Park on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Lohse, Cards Spoil Marlins’ Debut In New Ballpark, 4-1

The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch. Then Kyle Lohse and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals went to work, and the place grew quiet.

04/04/2012