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Bad back could knock Rizzo out for rest of season

Daily Herald Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was diagnosed Tuesday with what the team said is a mild low-back strain. Rizzo could miss up to 10 more days, and it's even possible he could not play for the rest...
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Cubs say thanks to Jackie Robinson West players

Chicago Sun-Times - The Cubs loaded up the Jackie Robinson West players with bats, personalized...
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Playing kids can be double-edged sword for Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times - The Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers took the field a few minutes before...
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Soler's Wrigley debut big hit for Cubs

Daily Herald Monday was a day for youth to be served at Wrigley Field. The Cubs honored Chicago's national-champion Little League team before their 4-2 victory over the Brewers. During the game, rookie Jorge...
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Cubs won't rush Rizzo back to lineup

Daily Herald Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo missed his seventh straight game Monday with lower-back tightness, and he may be headed for an MRI. Rizzo pulled up lame last week in a game at Cincinnati.
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Cubs fete Little League heroes

Daily Herald Last week, the Jackie Robinson West Little League team enjoyed a parade for winning a national championships. On Monday, Cubs player after Cubs player paraded past the JRW players during a special...
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Cubs to host Jackie Robinson West little leaguers today

Daily Herald A championship team will be at Wrigley Field on Labor Day: The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars.
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Record-setting Kane County Cougars on a roll

Daily Herald The Kane County Cougars, long a staple of good minor-league baseball in the suburbs, have enjoyed a record-setting year on the field this season. The Midwest League affiliate of the Cubs has...
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Rookies see rivalry testiness as Lackey jaws at Castro in Cubs loss

Chicago Sun-Times - ST. LOUIS — That new world order the Cubs are trying to create in the National...
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Rozner: If Schwarber catches on, Cubs have big options

Daily Herald Cubs boss Theo Epstein is starting to see spots occupied on the puzzle board and he drools at the possibility of putting Kyle Schwarber's bat behind the plate.
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Rookies see testiness of rivalry as Cardinals beat Cubs 9-6

Chicago Sun-Times - ST. LOUIS — That new world order the Cubs are trying to create in the National...
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Kasper: Fun to make early evaluation of big trade

Daily Herald This week's Cubs Insider column by Len Kasper: It's way too premature to assess the trade the Cubs made with the Oakland Athletics on July 4, but it is fun to look at what has gone on since that...
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Spiegel: Time to enjoy this Cubs' hitters parade

Daily Herald Right-handed power has become baseball's most sought-after asset, and the Cubs now sit with an obvious, cost-efficient abundance. Payroll dollars will be free to spend on pitching. Assets are...
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Cards come back, beat Cubs

Daily Herald ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.Holliday had three...
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Rozner: New MLB boss can start by reinstating Rose

Daily Herald New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will have the chance to make significant changes, and the first should be making Pete Rose eligible for the Hall of Fame.
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Rookie milestones stack up for Cubs’ Jorge Soler

Chicago Sun-Times - ST. LOUIS — Another day, ­another piece of baseball history for the Cubs’ Jorge...
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Cubs, Cardinals split doubleheader in St. Louis

Daily Herald Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak...
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Starlin Castro embraces leadership role with Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times - ST. LOUIS — As much as he has on his mind these days and as hard as the...
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Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

Daily Herald Starlin Castro hit one of the Cubs' three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis...
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While Jorge Soler has a blast with Cubs, Kris Bryant waits his turn

Chicago Sun-Times - ST. LOUIS — Three Cubs who were in the minors eight weeks ago — and in A-ball...
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Blog Articles

Arodys Vizcaino among 7 called up by Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs added seven players to their roster from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, including outfielder Junior Lake and right-handed pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino. Also joining the...
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Chat alert: Jesse Rogers at noon CT

ESPN (Staff) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes your Cubs questions during a live chat at noon CT Tuesday. Click here to submit your questions.
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Soler impresses again in home debut

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Talk to anyone that’s been around Chicago Cubs rookie Jorge Soler, both in the minors and in his first week of his major league career, and three words keep coming up: “He...
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Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Brewers 2

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. Here’s a quick look at the game.How it happened: Catcher Welington Castillo did most of the damage for the Cubs, driving in a run...
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Cubs celebrate Jackie Robinson West

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- At first, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria called it ironic that U.S. champions Jackie Robinson West were hanging out with a team that hasn’t won a title in over 100 years but...
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Rizzo remains out of lineup; MRI possible

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo remains out of the lineup with lower back tightness and could get an MRI if the ailment continues.“Still day-to-day,”...
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Soler batting 5th in Wrigley debut

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs rookie Jorge Soler will bat fifth and play right field in his Wrigley Field debut Monday after beginning his career 8-for-15 on the Cubs' just completed road trip....
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Kernels: One-hit wonders

ESPN (Doug Kern) — Our weekly look at the interesting and unusual in MLB couldn't help but notice the "hits" column.• Although there hasn't been a no-hitter since Tim Lincecum's on June 25, this week kept...
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Cubs will use September to learn, spoil

ESPN (Rob Rains) — ST. LOUIS -- Another September will begin with the Chicago Cubs far from playoff contention, but the team still has goals for the final month."Our goal down the stretch is to break as many hearts...
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Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 9, Cubs 6

ESPN (Rob Rains) — ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday's bases-loaded single off Carlos Villanueva with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Cardinals to the win over the Cubs Sunday at Busch Stadium.How it happened: After...
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Cubs to honor Jackie Robinson West

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- United States Little League champion Jackie Robinson West of Chicago will throw out the first pitch and sing the seventh-inning stretch at Monday’s Chicago Cubs game against the...
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Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals play a four-game series this weekend beginning on Friday night.Friday: Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.78) vs. Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.26), 7:15 p.m.Saturday: Felix...
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Cubs' 2015 arms audition to expand soon

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — With major league rosters expanding on Monday, the Chicago Cubs intend to see as much of their young pitching as possible in the final month of the season.General manager Jed Hoyer intimated in a...
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Rapid Reaction: Reds 7, Cubs 2

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday:How it happened: Jake Arrieta labored through four innings as he gave up three runs in the second and three...
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Theo Epstein: Money will be there for Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein doesn't necessarily believe his plan for a winning team has been "accelerated," but he's confident the franchise will have the wherewithal to add payroll as...
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Anthony Rizzo (back) out of lineup again

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not in the starting lineup for the second straight game against the Cincinnati Reds after leaving the series opener on Tuesday with lower back...
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Error-filled tilt made worse by Starlin Castro's baserunning blunder

ESPN (Mark Schmetzer) — CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs were already well on their way to putting together one of their less-polished performances in some time before Starlin Castro forgot to run. Javier Baez was on...
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Jorge Soler squeezes most out of first at-bat, copies Javier Baez with HR in debut

ESPN (Mark Schmetzer) — CINCINNATI -- Jorge Soler was reminded before playing in his first major league game on Wednesday that his good buddy and teammate, second baseman Javier Baez, hit a home run in his MLB debut on...
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Rapid Reaction: Reds 7, Cubs 5

ESPN (Mark Schmetzer) — CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Wednesday. Here’s a quick look at the game.How it happened: Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead in the...
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Jorge Soler excited for opportunity

ESPN (Mark Schmetzer) — CINCINNATI -- The player Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein described as having the body of an athlete perhaps more suited to the National Football League donned his jersey with a lineman’s...
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