Maddon, Cubs Looking To Rebound From Disappointing FinishMaddon took a more hands-on approach during spring training after the Cubs blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and were eliminated by Colorado in the NL wild card game.
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.
Spring Training Report: Injury Update As Season NearsLos Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and New York Yankees ace Luis Severino are both nursing injuries heading into the 2019 MLB season.
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.
Spring Training Report: MLB Contenders Going Into SeasonThe Yankees, Red Sox and Astros the top contenders in the top-heavy American League, while the National League is wide open.
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.