Starlin Castro is hitting .308 with a team-high 14 RBIs this season after a tough 2013 campaign.
David DeJesus says it can be tough for youngsters to lead a team like with the Cubs.
Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.
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.
Cubs manager Rick Renteria knew run production would be an issue in 2014. Plenty of good starting pitching has been wasted in the team’s 4-10 start to the season.
Castro homered twice Tuesday and has a five-game hitting streak.
For years National league 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen was pitched around. It certainly is a common practice too pitch around a teams best hitter or two too win a ballgame.
Can Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu be the baseball stars this city craves?
Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.
A starting rotation of Sale-Samardzija-Quintana-Wood-Danks is solid.
Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish have made the Opening Day roster for the Cubs.
Recovering from a hamstring strain, Starlin Castro just wants a few more exhibition at-bats.
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. […]
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro believes he’s on pace to play Opening Day.
The Cubs figure to be cautious with Castro with 17 games in cold-weather cities to open the season.
Starlin Castro won’t return to game action until the team believes he’s 100 percent.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro says he’s 80 percent healthy.
The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.
Castro has only missed five regular-season games the past three years.
The Cubs are stocked with young position players, while the White Sox have more youthful arms.