With Spring Training Soon To Start, Jed Hoyer Has Big Long-Term Decisions To Make For CubsCubs and White Sox pitchers and catchers report to Arizona on Wednesday for Spring Training.
Jed Hoyer Calls Report That Cubs Are Shopping Willson Contreras 'Fictional,' Says Other Trades Mark Turn Toward Looking To FutureNew Cubs President of Baseball Operation Jed Hoyer on Wednesday called reports that the Cubs are extensively shopping catcher Willson Contreras “fictional.”
Yu Darvish, Victor Caratini Going To Padres, And Now Cubs Are Reportedly Shopping Willson ContrerasThe Cubs are dealing Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres – but the yard sale isn’t over.
Theo Epstein Expects To Remain With Cubs For 2021, But It Could Be His Last SeasonEpstein's deal expires after next season, and he's always been clear that 10 years the magic number before a change in executive leadership is necessary for any organization.
White Sox Reliever Jimmy Cordero Suspended 3 Games For Hitting Cubs' Willson Contreras With Pitch; Manager Rick Renteria Suspended One GameContreras hit a three-run home run off White Sox starter Dylan Cease in the third inning on Friday, then exited the batter's box with a sky-high bat-flip. Four innings later, Cordero hit Contreras with a pitch.
Cubs Blank Twins 1-0 For 5th Straight WinKyle Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two walks in the ninth for his eighth save.
Cubs Walk Off Over Cleveland On Consecutive HBPsWillson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians Tuesday night.
Cubs Hold Off Royals Again For 5th Win In A RowJason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
Tyler Chatwood Dominates As Cubs Clobber Brewers, Take 2 Of 3 In Opening SeriesTyler Chatwood pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday to take two of three in their opening series.
Darvish, Cubs Bullpen Struggle As Brewers Power Way To 8-3 WinChristian Yelich and Justin Smoak hit long home runs, umpires intervened before a shouting match between the teams got too serious and the Milwaukee Brewers powered past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Saturday.
Bats Hot For Cubs As They Pound Giants In Cactus League PlayThe Cubs jumped all over San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto in Cactus League play on Tuesday.
Ian Happ Homers, Willson Contreras Drives In 2 Runs In 4th, But Cubs Fall Short To RockiesJose Quintana gave up three runs in two innings on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies.
Cubs Go Into Game 2 Against Reds With 5 Wins, Kimbrel Improving, But Rizzo OutThe Cubs have responded to their “Code Red” playoff crisis by ripping off five straight wins coming into Tuesday night’s game against Cincinnati.
Castellanos Homers, Drives In 4 Runs As Cubs Top SeattleNicholas Castellanos homered and drove in four runs, and the Chicago Cubs celebrated the return of Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist by topping the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Cubs Place Closer Kimbrel On IL With Right Knee InflammationThe Chicago Cubs placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list Monday and announced All-Star catcher Willson Contreras will be sidelined for four weeks with a right hamstring strain.