5/20/2015 | Maddon on Baez: 'Stay ready'
During Spring Training, Cubs manager Joe Maddon raved about Javier Baez's defense at second base. After seeing his infield make three errors on Tuesday, could the team use Baez? Said Maddon: "The biggest thing he has to do is stay ready."
5/20/2015 | Cubs prospects involved in outfield collision
A pair of Cubs outfield prospects were involved in a scary outfield collision in Double-A Tennessee's afternoon game on Wednesday, though both players seemed to avoid serious injury.
5/20/2015 | Former USD star Bryant returns to San Diego
There was a lot of hoopla at Petco Park on Tuesday for Kris Bryant, who was back in the city where he played collegiately at the University of San Diego.
5/20/2015 | Defensive miscues loom large in loss to Padres
Kris Bryant overthrew Anthony Rizzo at first base. Starlin Castro muffed a ground ball that he normally catches. Addison Russell was aggressive but couldn't catch a fly ball in shallow center. Three errors, and all three led to unearned runs to help the Padres beat the Cubs, 4-3, on Tuesday.
5/19/2015 | Extra bases: Date set for doubleheader vs. Reds
The Cubs will play a make-up day/night doubleheader against the Reds on July 22 at Great American Ball Park. The extra game makes up for the April 25 game, which was postponed because of rain.
5/19/2015 | Norris' 8th-inning double lifts Padres past Cubs
Derek Norris' two-run double in the eighth inning Tuesday helped the Padres rally for a 4-3 victory over the Cubs before a crowd of 25,917 at Petco Park.
5/19/2015 | Cubs add Wada, Lake and Baxter in shakeup
Tsuyoshi Wada, Junior Lake and Mike Baxter joined the Cubs on Tuesday, part of a series of roster moves. Lake and Baxter were called up from Triple-A Iowa, while Wada was activated from the DL.
5/19/2015 | Cubs deal Castillo to Mariners for Medina
The Cubs dealt catcher Welington Castillo to the Mariners on Tuesday for right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina, who will report to Triple-A Iowa.
5/19/2015 | Bryant finds big-city living to his liking
If you think Kris Bryant likes Wrigley Field, then you should see his other friendly confines.
5/18/2015 | Cubs expected to DFA Coke among moves
The Cubs will adjust the rotation, the bullpen and the bench on Tuesday, with one of the moves being to designate left-handed reliever Phil Coke for assignment.
5/18/2015 | Cubs trio highlights Prospect Team of the Week
In his first month with the Cubs, Kris Bryant has done nothing but add to the belief that he'll become a superstar. Despite missing Chicago's first eight games in an apparent attempt to leverage his service time, he leads the team with 24 RBIs and 24 walks in 29 games while batting a cool .291/.426/.476.
5/18/2015 | 10 things we've learned about the Cubs
Joe Maddon is the perfect man to lead the Cubs back toward the playoffs. Here are nine other things we know after watching them for six weeks.
5/18/2015 | Grateful Bryant reunites with college coaches
Before the Cubs open a three-game series against the Padres at Petco Park on Tuesday, rookie third baseman Kris Bryant planned to take advantage of an off-day to visit the University of San Diego campus, baseball coach Rich Hill and his staff.
5/17/2015 | Wada to make 2015 debut Wednesday
Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada will join the Cubs' starting rotation and make his season debut Wednesday against the Padres while Travis Wood has moved to the bullpen. Manager Joe Maddon made the announcement after the Cubs' 3-0 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. Wada has been rehabbing with Triple-A Iowa for a mild left groin strain after going on the disabled list March 27.
5/17/2015 | Schwarber swats two homers at Double-A Tennessee
Cubs No. 4 prospect Kyle Schwarber moved into a tie for the Southern League home run lead on Sunday afternoon with a two-homer game for Double-A Tennessee. He's 8-for-13 with three homers and six RBIs in his past three games.
5/17/2015 | Bryant exits game feeling 'under the weather'
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant exited Sunday's game against the Pirates before the fifth inning because he is "under the weather," the team announced.
5/17/2015 | Shields faces Hammel aiming for sixth win
The Padres took two of three against the Cubs when the teams met in mid-April in Chicago. The teams meet again for a three-game series starting on Tuesday night in San Diego. The Padres will send James Shields (5-0, 3.91 ERA) to the mound for the first game while the Cubs will counter with Jason Hammel (3-1, 3.11 ERA).
5/17/2015 | Cubs deciding on relief role for Wood
Travis Wood took his move to the Cubs' bullpen in stride. He was in good spirits, even though he didn't collect the baseball from his first career save on Saturday. Wood pitched a 1-2-3 ninth in his first relief appearance since 2011 in a 4-1 victory over the Pirates. Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn't specify what relief role Wood will have.
5/17/2015 | Bucs top Cubs behind Burnett's gem
Continuing to sparkle in what he has said would be his final season, A.J. Burnett went the first seven innings Sunday as the Pirates avoided a sweep by the Cubs with a 3-0 victory at Wrigley Field. The loss snapped the Cubs' six-game winning streak, their longest since 2011.
5/16/2015 | Lester battles the heat to cool down Bucs
Jon Lester battled the heat and cramping, allowing one run in seven innings for his fifth consecutive quality start as the Cubs beat the Pirates 4-1.
5/16/2015 | Wood earns first save in move to bullpen
Travis Wood's appearance in the ninth inning and his first career save on Saturday were no fluke.
5/16/2015 | Burnett looks to cool down Cubs, Arrieta
Jake Arrieta has yet to lose an outing in his career against the Pirates while A.J. Burnett has yet to allow more than two runs in a game this season.
5/16/2015 | Cubs recall Schlitter, option Szczur to Triple-A
The Cubs have recalled right-hander Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A on Saturday.
5/15/2015 | Cubs relive 10th in 12th, but this time, they prevail
The Cubs were unable to capitalize in the 10th inning. They had another chance -- in eerily similar circumstances -- in the 12th. This time, it worked out.
5/15/2015 | Wrigley to be treated to Cole-Lester duel
Jon Lester will go for his fifth consecutive quality start, when the Cubs face the Pirates on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs will counter with Gerrit Cole.
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