Cubs Name Will Venable Their First-Base CoachChicago has also hired Jim Benedict as a special assistant to baseball operations.
Cubs Hire Will Venable As Special AssistantVenable, 34, will have a hand in all facets of the team's baseball operations department.
Cubs Swept By Padres For 8th Straight LossIt seems like the Chicago Cubs can do nothing right. Despite a solid pitching performance from Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs failed to solve Clayton Richard and managed just five hits in a 2-0 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Cubs Halt 12-Game Skid, Top Padres 11-7The Chicago Cubs stopped their 12-game losing streak as Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead home run Monday in an 11-7 win over the San Diego Padres.
Maholm Impressive For Cubs In 2-0 Win Over PadresBryan LaHair is less than two weeks away from breaking camp on a big league opening day roster for the first time. The timing should be just about right for the Chicago Cubs first baseman, considering he has nearly 1,000 career at-bats in the minors and just 65 in the majors.
Padres Beat Cubs 5-1Will Venable had two hits and two RBIs, Anthony Bass continued his bid to make the opening-day roster with another strong outing and a San Diego Padres split squad beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 Saturday.

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