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Cubs' Baez Has New Tricks Ready For This SeasonThere are some things defensively that Baez needs to work on, too. He will open the season as the Cubs' starting shortstop while Addison Russell completes a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.
Strop Joins Morrow On Sidelines As Maddon Ponders CloserThe Cubs said Strop is able to play catch but will not participate in game-related drills during the next week.
Cubs Prospect Traces Love Of Catching To 1st Visit To field"I think he has certain intangibles that you look for behind the plate."
Kendall Graveman Gets Used To Cubs While Rehabbing InjuryGraveman signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs in December after his 2018 season with Oakland was cut short by reconstructive elbow surgery.
Cubs' Hamels Adjusts To Veteran Status, Aims For Fresh StartAmong the changes Hamels made was hiring a trainer for the first time, a "posture specialist" to help make his exercises more efficient.
Cubs' Contreras Will Play With Heavy Heart Thinking About His Native VenezuelaCatcher Willson Contreras was named an all-star last season, then slumped in the second half. He did play over 1,100 innings leading the majors, so what is his approach this year?
Cubs' Darvish Shakes Off Wildness, Excited By Spring DebutDarvish threw 19 pitches against five D-backs hitters in the first inning at Sloan Park, and got only one swing and miss, then had to wait while the Cubs sent nine batters to the plate in a four-run first.
Rizzo: Cubs Have To Play Better After Falling ShortChicago combined for just two runs over 22 innings and watched as the Brewers and Rockies celebrated on consecutive days at Wrigley Field.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Ready For Upcoming Season: 'We've Got To Play Better'The Cubs didn’t upgrade their already talented roster, but there’s no shortage of leadership in the locker room. The now spoken-for Anthony Rizzo has no problem speaking up.
Tom Ricketts Addresses Father's Racist Email Controversy; 'Our Family Was Never Raised That Way'Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on Monday insisted his father is not racist, after the publication of several emails from Joe Ricketts in which he shared Islamophobic jokes, comments, and conspiracy theories.
Chicago Cubs Surprise Pediatric Patients With Spring Training TripSeven pediatric patients were surprised with an invitation to Spring Training.
Cubs' Maddon Foresees 'Fluid' Situation For Bullpen"I think primarily the focus will be who's rested, who hasn't pitched a couple days in a row. And work it that way until Brandon becomes available. And when he becomes available, it's still not going to be an everyday kind of thing."
Hottovy Brings Analytics Approach To CubsThe 37-year-old is in his first year as the Cub's pitching coach after previously serving as the team's prevention coordinator.
Addison Russell Speaks Out About Domestic Violence Suspension; 'I’m Not Proud Of The Person That I Was'In his first public comments since he was suspended for 40 games for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized to his wife and his team, and said he believes counseling is making him a better person.
Cubs, Sox Make No Small Plans For The Upcoming Season"We have a lot of talent, good enough to compete. That's what I see. I see it on the face of these guys. They're hungry and they want to win."
Xavier Cedeno Agrees To $900,000, 1-Year Contract With CubsThe deal is not guaranteed, meaning Cedeno could be released for termination pay before opening day.
Cubs, Sox Focus On The Field During Spring TrainingAt the Cubs spring training camp, the buzz is about starter Yu Darvish feeling great after surgery on his arm, and teammates noticing how much stronger he looks. Darvish opened up and admitted he felt the pressure of high expectations last season after he signed a $126 million dollar contract.
Chicago Cubs Spring Training: Jon Lester, 'I Wouldn't Show Up If We Didn't Have Chance To Win World Series'"He's definitely an anchor and he's really taken to this leadership thing. I think he's got the same enthusiasm that he had 10 years ago."
Chicago Cubs, Sinclair To Launch Sports Network In 2020Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney expressed confidence fans will have many ways to watch, saying the team expects "to have more distribution with the new network than we have today."
'Own It Now' Cubs Spring Training Gets Under Way Amid Controversy"We'll continue to hold Addison to an incredibly high standard or he won't play another regular season game as a Chicago Cub ever again."
Reliever Brach, Cubs Finalize $3M Deal With CubsBrach debuted with San Diego in 2011 and made an All-Star team with Baltimore in 2016. He has a career 3.08 ERA and 33 saves. The Cubs needed bullpen help with closer Brandon Morrow likely missing the start of the season while recovering from elbow surgery.
Cubs Family Patriarch Apologizes For Racist EmailsSome of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as "Islam is a cult and not a religion."
Cubs Add Bullpen Help, Agree To $750,000 Deal With BarnetteThe Chicago Cubs have added bullpen help, agreeing to a $750,000, one-year contract with right-hander Tony Barnette.
Fussin' And Feudin': Cards, Cubs Stoke Rivalry, Trade BarbsThe Cardinals-Cubs rivalry pits fans on both the red and blue sides against each other all year long.
Epstein Thinks Maddon Will Stay With Cubs Past This SeasonJoe Maddon is under contract for one more year after Epstein and the Cubs decided against offering him an extension over the winter.
Cubs 3B Bryant Healthy Again After Last Year's Shoulder WoesA healthy Kris Bryant could go a long way to help erase the sting of a disappointing finish to last season for the Chicago Cubs.
Cubs To Launch Their Own Sports Network In 2020The Cubs have been partners with the White Sox, NBA's Bulls, NHL's Blackhawks and NBC Sports Chicago — formerly Comcast SportsNet Chicago — since 2004. That deal expires this year.
Anthony Rizzo Gets Married In FloridaThe band got back together in south Florida this weekend, as the Chicago Cubs celebrated first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s wedding.
Cubs Sign Injured Graveman To 1-Year Deal With 2020 OptionGraveman was Oakland's opening day starter for the second consecutive season, but he was shut down in late May and had surgery July 30.
Daniel Descalso, Cubs Agree To $5M, 2-Year ContractThe 32-year-old hit .237 with 22 doubles for Arizona last season. He set career bests in home runs (13) and RBIs (57) while playing in 138 games, his most since 2012.