Levine: Lackey Backed Up Until Next WeekThe good news for the Chicago Cubs and John Lackey is he won't be going on the DL.
Cubs Place Chris Coghlan (Rib Contusion) On Disabled ListCoghlan is part of a flurry of Cubs roster news from Wednesday.
Cubs Place Joe Smith On DL, Keep Trevor Cahill In MixSmith has a 7.36 ERA in six appearances with the Cubs.
Levine: Cubs Waiting To Determine Direction With John Lackey's ShoulderLackey left Sunday's start with soreness in his throwing shoulder.
Cubs' Joe Maddon On Taking John Lackey Out Of Games: Conversation Is 'Never Fun'"With John, you just have to be straightforward," Maddon says of Lackey.
Levine: Cubs Will Closely Monitor Pitchers' Workloads Down StretchManager Joe Maddon wants his rotation to be more fresh for the postseason than it was in 2015.
Levine: Cubs' Lackey Growing More Comfortable With Contreras Behind Plate"We are starting to get better results," Lackey says.
Levine: Lackey, Cubs Say World Series Or Nothing"I came here to win a World Series," Lackey says. "I didn't come here to get a haircut."
Levine: John Lackey Keeps Cubs' Rotation Magic GoingLackey has been terrific since the start of May, posting a 1.81 ERA in his last seven starts.
Cubs' Jon Lester Buys Is Quite Generous In His Giving To John LackeyLackey took care of Lester earlier in their careers, and Lester's quick to pay him back now.
Don't Admire Home Runs On John LackeyLackey took exception to Christian Bethancourt's reaction.
Levine: Cubs-Cardinals Matchup Still Simmering From Last FallThe rivals meet for the first time this season Monday night.