Hoge's Spring Training Notebook: Decision Day For CubsCubs manager Dale Sveum will sit down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Wednesday night and make the final roster decisions before the team breaks camp next week.
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.
McKnight: Marmol Headed for Precautionary MRICubs closer Carlos Marmol left Tuesday's game in the seventh inning with a cramp in his pitching hand. He'll undergo a precautionary MRI on the hand to make sure there's no damage.
Cubs Beat Reds 8-6 As Marmol StrugglesAt least Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo and Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol have plenty of time to work out the kinks. Arroyo was hit hard and Marmol also struggled during Chicago's 8-6 exhibition victory over Cincinnati on Monday.
Allen's Slam, 7 RBIs Lead A's Past Cubs 12-10 Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs 12-10 on Sunday to spoil Chicago's spring training opener.
Cardinals Beat Cubs 2-1 On Wild Pitch In 9thThe Cardinals kept their faint wild-card hopes alive when Carlos Marmol forced home the tying run with a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot, followed with a game-ending wild pitch.
Cubs Rally For Win Against Mets, 5-4Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago Cubs past the New York Mets 5-4 after blowing a three-run lead in the eighth Saturday.
Pena's HR Gives Cubs 6-3 Win Over Reds
Garza, Ramirez Lead Cubs To 4-3 Win Over RedsMatt Garza pitched eight strong innings, Aramis Ramirez had a tiebreaking two-run single, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday.
Lee Hits Go-Ahead Slam For Pirates, Cubs Lose 7-5Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Saturday.
Soriano Homers To Back Wells As Cubs Top BravesAlfonso Soriano homered, Randy Wells pitched effectively into the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Garza, Ramirez Lead Cubs Over Cardinals 3-0Matt Garza pitched seven sharp innings, Aramis Ramirez homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Saturday.
Bogusevic's Grand Slam Leads Astros Over Cubs 6-5Pinch hitter Brian Bogusevic hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Houston Astros to 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night and break a season-long seven game losing streak.
Ramirez And Pena Homer In Cubs' 4-3 Win Over NatsAramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena hit back-to-back homers and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Thursday.
Johnson Homers, Gets 4 Hits As Cubs Beat NationalsReed Johnson, Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto each homered Wednesday night and the Chicago Cubs kept up their power surge in a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.