Cubs' Joe Maddon Leaves Door Open To Using Aroldis Chapman In 7th Inning In The Playoffs"What he does is make everybody before him better also," Maddon says of adding Chapman to the Cubs' bullpen.
Levine: Cubs' Rondon Ready To Move Aside For Closer ChapmanWith Aroldis Chapman on the team, Hector Rondon will move into a setup role.
Reports: Cubs Reach Deals With 6 Arbitration-Eligible PlayersReliever Hector Rondon and the Cubs settled at $4.2 million.
Levine: Hector Rondon Regaining Control Of Cubs' Closer RoleRondon has a 0.53 ERA in his past 34 outings.
Wada Whiffs 9, Bryant Drives In Go-Ahead Run In 3-2 Cubs WinBryant's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning was the difference.
Levine: Lockdown Bullpen Getting Job Done For CubsA strong closer, hard-throwers and a veteran presence has been the winning formula for Chicago.
Walker Runs Shutout Streak To 18 Innings In Mariners' Win Over CubsStarlin Castro returned after dealing with a groin injury.
Cubs Agree To Terms With 20 PlayersHector Rondon, C.J. Edwards and Arismendy Alcantara were among the signees.
Levine: Hector Rondon Confident In Closer's Role For Cubs"We have grown together in the bullpen," Rondon says.
Maddon: 'Not Into' Traditional Bullpen Book"I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
Levine: Closer Rondon Stepping Up His Game A large part of the Cubs’ arrow pointing upward has been the improvement of the pitching staff.
Hendricks Deals While Baez, Rizzo Homer In Cubs' WinKyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.