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Hector Rondon

Hector Rondon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Closer Rondon Stepping Up His Game

A large part of the Cubs’ arrow pointing upward has been the improvement of the pitching staff.

09/06/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits the go-ahead homer in the eight inning of his team's 4-1 win against the Mets on Monday afternoon in New York. Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hendricks Deals While Baez, Rizzo Homer In Cubs’ Win

Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Pedro Strop. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Young Bullpen A Promising Group

“There have been a lot of good individual performances out here,” GM Jed Hoyer said.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his game winning solo homerun with thirdbase coach Gary Jones #1 of the Chicago Cubs in the 12th inning off of Boone Logan #48 of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 6-5 in 12 innings.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Baez Homers In Debut As Cubs Top Rockies, 6-5

DENVER (AP) – Javier Baez made his major league debut a memorable one for himself and his family. Baez led off the 12th inning with a towering home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the […]

08/06/2014

Cubs outfielders Justin Ruggiano, left, and Chris Coghlan celebrate after Coghlan scored on Ruggiano's sac fly in a 3-1 win against the Rockies on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Arrieta Strong Again As Cubs Top Rockies, 3-1

Jake Arrieta scattered three hits and a run in seven innings.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Schierholtz, Cubs Beat Mets 2-1 In 9th Inning

Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.

06/03/2014

jose Veras. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Cut Ties With Reliever Veras

Welington Castillo has also been placed on the DL, while Hector Rondon has been activated.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Pedro Strop. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Activate Strop From DL, Wright From Paternity List

Hector Rondon goes onto the paternity leave list as well.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Pedro Strop. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Bullpen Concerns Lead To Call-Ups For Cubs

The Cubs’ bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

Chicago Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins yells at home plate umpire Tim Tschida after being escorted to the dugout by manager Dusty Baker (R), coach Gary Matthews (L of Hawkins) and others after being thrown out of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning on July 20, 2004 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 11-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers Ever

It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Starter Joe Kelly #58 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on August 11, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Avoid Sweep, Beat Cubs 8-4

Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak.

08/11/2013

Hector Rondon #56 and teammate Wellington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate a 7-6 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Schierholtz Powers Cubs To 7-6 Win Over D’Backs

Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

07/25/2013

Hector Rondon pitches in the 2008 Futures Game. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Cubs Draft Reliever Hector Rondon In Rule 5 Draft

The Cubs selected reliever Hector Rondon from the Cleveland Indians in the first round of Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012