7/24/2014 | Castro misses double-play partner Barney
Starlin Castro still uses a glove that Darwin Barney had made for the two of them. However, the Cubs shortstop has not talked to Barney since the second baseman was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
7/24/2014 | Ruggiano increases work with trainers
Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano was busy doing extra exercises with the athletic trainers early Thursday as he tries to deal with some tightness in his groin.
7/24/2014 | Black, Renteria reflect on Maddux's career
Padres manager Bud Black knows why Greg Maddux will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. So does Cubs manager Rick Renteria, a former teammate.
7/24/2014 | Jackson, Cubs can't slow down Padres
The first inning continued to be a problem for Edwin Jackson. And so was the sixth. Rene Rivera drove in three runs, hitting a solo homer in the fifth and a two-run single in a nine-run sixth, to back Tyson Ross and lift the Padres to a 13-3 victory Thursday night over Jackson and the Cubs to take the series.
7/23/2014 | Cards, Cubs face big decisions as rivalry is renewed
The Cardinals begin a three-game weekend series with Joe Kelly taking the mound against the Chicago Cubs and Travis Wood on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
7/23/2014 | Cubs send kids positive message at PLAY event
Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez took part in the PLAY Campaign stop at Wrigley. PLAY is a national public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with MLB Charities and the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The Cubs' athletic trainers PJ Mainville, Ed Halbur, and Matt Johnson and physical therapist Ryan Mertz all took part in the two-hour session.
7/23/2014 | Olt sent to Triple-A to work on hitting stroke
Mike Olt told Cubs officials he got into some bad habits at the plate, and on Wednesday, he was headed to Triple-A Iowa to try to get back on track.
7/23/2014 | Soler, Almora earn Minor League promotions
Jorge Soler told the Cubs he's on a mission to get to the big leagues, and the Cuban outfielder is now one step closer to fulfilling that.
7/23/2014 | Rizzo comes through for courageous young fan
When Anthony Rizzo crossed home plate after hitting his 24th, and then his 25th home run, he touched his fingers to his lips and then pointed to the sky. It was a message to a 22-year-old cancer patient whom the Cubs first baseman had met earlier in the day.
7/23/2014 | Padres deny Wada first victory in Majors
Tsuyoshi Wada didn't have the same success in his second big league start as Kyle Hendricks did. Wada served up five runs over four-plus innings as the Padres posted a 8-3 victory Wednesday night at Wrigley Field over the Cubs, who lost for the 12th time in their last 15 games.
7/23/2014 | Ross looks to continue surge in finale against Cubs
Tyson Ross makes his first career start against the Cubs, who turn to Edwin Jackson in the rubber match of the three-game series.
7/23/2014 | Olt optioned to Triple-A to make room for Wada
Mike Olt leads all National League rookies with 12 home runs, but he's also first with 84 strikeouts and was batting .139 after going 0-for-4 in Tuesday night's 6-0 victory over the Padres with three strikeouts. After the game, the Cubs announced they were optioning Olt to Triple-A Iowa.
7/22/2014 | Alcantara to see more time with latest moves
The Cubs' youth movement is underway with the team's decision to stick with Arismendy Alcantara and say goodbye to Darwin Barney, who was designated for assignment Tuesday.
7/22/2014 | Other top prospects must wait turn for Majors
Javier Baez, the Cubs' top-ranked prospect on MLB.com's list, has started at second base in four of his last five games at Triple-A Iowa. GM Jed Hoyer said the decision to move Baez from shortstop to second had nothing to do with Tuesday's decision to designate veteran Darwin Barney for assignment.
7/22/2014 | Kennedy faces Cubs looking to keep Rizzo in yard
The question for the Padres as they head into Wednesday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field is one that's also being asked around baseball: Can anyone keep Anthony Rizzo in the ballpark?
7/22/2014 | Hoyer reflects on anniversary of Garza trade
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Cubs' deal with the Rangers in which they sent Matt Garza to Texas for Justin Grimm, Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards and a player to be named later, who was Neil Ramirez.
7/22/2014 | Schierholtz named Heart and Hustle Award winner
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz as the team's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner.
7/22/2014 | Rizzo homers twice as Hendricks gets first win
Anthony Rizzo took over the National League home run lead, hitting his 24th and 25th, and rookie Arismendy Alcantara smacked his second homer to help Kyle Hendricks pick up his first Major League win and lead the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
7/22/2014 | Barney designated for assignment as Bonifacio returns
The Cubs designated 2012 Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the disabled list. They also optioned left-hander Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa and recalled right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
7/21/2014 | Maddux's work ethic, determination root of success
Greg Maddux said he never thought much about his place in history or the Hall of Fame. But he'll enter Cooperstown on Sunday as a slam-dunk selection, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.
7/21/2014 | Rizzo earns NL Player of the Week nod
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came out of the All-Star Break on a tear, and he has been named the National League Player of the Week for his efforts in the first series of the second half.
7/21/2014 | Uecker recalls life-saving moment at Wrigley
A game at Wrigley Field may have saved Bob Uecker's life. The Brewers broadcaster doesn't remember the exact day, but he does recall that he was in the radio booth at Wrigley in September 2009, covering a game between Chicago and Milwaukee. Ryan Theriot was the batter, and Uecker said that suddenly, he couldn't see.
7/21/2014 | Scoreboard operators part of rich Wrigley tradition
From different vantage points, Darryl Wilson and Rick Fuhs have seen the most memorable moments of Wrigley Field's last 20-plus years, from Sammy Sosa's home runs to Kerry Wood's 20 strikeouts.
7/20/2014 | Hendricks set for second MLB start, Wrigley debut
Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has already survived his first Major League challenge -- he was serviceable in his July 10 MLB debut in Cincinnati, surrendering four runs in six innings while dealing with a tight strike zone. Now, Hendricks will move on to his second challenge -- his first career start at Wrigley Field in Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres, who will counter with Eric Stults.
7/20/2014 | Rizzo's awe-inspiring grab backfires on Cubs
Anthony Rizzo made a tremendous catch of Aaron Hill's popup during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the D-backs, but it may have been better for the Cubs if he didn't.
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