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Cubs keep dealing, acquire lefty Doubront from Boston

Daily Herald The Cubs did not wait for Thursday's nonwaiver trading deadline to continue wheeliing and dealing. The acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named....
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Cubs trade for LHP Felix Doubront

Chicago Sun-Times - The Cubs were expected to make a deadline Wednesday, and they’ve delivered on...
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Cubs close to finalizing trade for Felix Doubront

Chicago Sun-Times - The Cubs expected the deadline deal-making to pick up Wednesday, and they’ve delivered...
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Baker's first and other tidbits from Cubs marathon game

Daily Herald Cubs pitcher John Baker is believed to be the first Cubs position player, at least as we tradtionally think of them, to earn a victory as a pitcher. Baker was the unlikely hero in Tuesday night's...
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Cubs win with catcher as a pitcher in record long game

Daily Herald Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Cubs used a catcher -- and won. "It's really cool to get a chance to do this," said John Baker, who...
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Who's played longer than Cubs record game? (Hint: Look south)Looking back at the longest games in Chicago sports history

Daily Herald Ever feel like you've been to a game that just won't end? That's what it felt like last night for Cubs fans, who sat through 6 hours and 27 minutes at the Cubs battled the Rockies in 16 innings...
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Cubs beat Rockies in longest game by time in team history

Daily Herald "I got beer, chocolate milk, I got hair gel, I got shampoo, I got body wash and I got some more beer," Cubs backup catcher and winning pitcher John Baker said after Tuesday night's 16 inning...
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Because a Cubs pitcher hit in the 13th, a catcher pitched — and won — in the 16th

Chicago Sun-Times - It took longer than any game in franchise history and so many players that a Cubs...
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‘Moving day' could be here at Wrigley Field

Daily Herald Edwin Jackson turned in yet another poor start for the Cubs Tuesday night as he lasted just 4 innings against the Colorado Rockies. Before the game, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said it's possible the Cubs...
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Jed Hoyer expects some Cubs trade activity

Chicago Sun-Times - ON DECK Rockies at CUBS The facts: 7:05 p.m., CSN+,  720-AM. The pitchers:...
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It’s DL, not Iowa, for Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez

Chicago Sun-Times - The strange case of Neil Ramirez got stranger Tuesday, leading to more...
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And now Cubs' Ramirez is on disabled list

Daily Herald The Cubs changed course Tuesday on relief pitcher Neil Ramirez. Although Ramirez has been one of the team's most effective relievers, the Cubs sent him to the minor leagues Saturday in a curious...
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Tsuyoshi Wada earns 1st MLB win

Chicago Sun-Times - Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings...
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Cubs trade infielder Darwin Barney to Dodgers

Chicago Sun-Times - A week after they designated Darwin Barney for assignment, the Cubs traded the...
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Cubs reliever James Russell wants to start

Chicago Sun-Times - As the Cubs try to figure out what their starting rotation will look like next...
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Cubs' Wada earns first big-league win

Daily Herald With all the talk of the left-handed pitchers the Cubs will be facing this week, their own lefty did a pretty nice job Monday night in a 4-1 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field. Tsuyoshi...
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Tsuyoshi Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs top Rockies

Chicago Sun-Times - Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings...
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Cubs work out trade for Barney to Dodgers

Daily Herald The Cubs managed to get something for Darwin Barney after all. They traded the second baseman Monday to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with a cash consideration in exchange for a player to be named...
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Cutting time on Hall of Fame ballot will make it tougher for cheaters

Chicago Sun-Times - COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It came and went without much commotion Saturday, maybe...
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What White Sox, Cubs are likely to do for rest of season

Chicago Sun-Times - The White Sox’ 51-55 record is right on the pace their 455 runs scored and 471...
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Blog Articles

Podcast: C John Baker describes relief win

ESPN (paulyb) — ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers talks with Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker, who was the winning pitcher and scored the winning run in Tuesday's 16-inning marathon against the Colorado Rockies. Click...
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Chris Rusin recalled, Blake Parker optioned

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have recalled left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin while optioning righty Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa, the team announced Wednesday.Rusin is needed as the Cubs bullpen is...
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Bonifacio held out of Cubs lineup

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio has been held out of the lineup Wednesday in anticipation of a possible trade.“With all this stuff that’s going on we...
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Nate Schierholtz isn't trade chip anymore

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- It wasn’t supposed to happen this way for Chicago Cubs right fielder Nate Schierholtz. Coming off a career year -– and entering his free-agency season -– Schierholtz...
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Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Rockies 3, (F/16)

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings on Tuesday night. Here’s a quick look at a long game:How it happened: Starlin Castro drove home catcher-turned-relief...
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Cubs will be 'active' at deadline

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Saying he's "envious" of buyers in the trade market as the Thursday deadline approaches, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says he thinks his team will be active and believes the...
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Edwards back to Tennessee

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards should be making his next start for Double-A Tennessee after completing a long rehab in Arizona, according to general manage Jed...
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Neil Ramirez goes on DL with sore triceps

ESPN (Joseph Klingele) — CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs are placing recently demoted reliever Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right triceps, the team announced Tuesday.“All year we’ve...
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Cubs' Bonifacio keeping trade value high

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – With Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the value of Chicago Cubs utilityman Emilio Bonifacio may never be higher since he started the season as one of the hottest...
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Chat alert: Jesse Rogers at noon CT

ESPN (Staff) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes your questions during a live chat at noon CT Tuesday. Click here to submit your questions.
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Wada earns first career win -- at age 33

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- His age screams trade candidate, but his body of work is likely too small for the Chicago Cubs to move starter Tsuyoshi Wada by Thursday’s trade deadline. So the 33-year-old will...
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Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Rockies 1

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night. Here’s a quick look at the game.How it happened: The Cubs got on the board first, as a single by Emilio...
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Junior Lake's chance is now

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – Could this be Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake's last real chance this season at showing he belongs in a platoon or as an everyday starter going into 2015? The...
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Series preview: Rockies at Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs open a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Monday: Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1, 5.00) vs. Yohan Flande (0-2, 7.20), 7:05 p.m. Tuesday: Edwin Jackson...
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Maddux starts at head of Hall rotation

ESPN (Doug Padilla) — COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Just like he was carving up opponents from 60 feet, 6 inches away, Greg Maddux moved through his Hall of Fame speech Sunday with deft precision.There was family to thank,...
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Process is all that matters to Renteria

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- By now you should know Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria well enough to know that he’s not going to fall into any big-picture trap when answering questions about his team. His...
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Even in defeat, Arrieta shows maturity

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO -- After nearly every outing this season, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta shows a little bit more maturity as he continues to grow into one of the better pitchers in the game....
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Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) —  CHICAGO — The St. Louis Cardinals rallied Saturday against the Chicago Cubs' bullpen to score a 6-3 victory at Wrigley Field. A quick look:How it happened: For the fourth game in a...
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Cubs option reliever Ramirez to get rest

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO -- In what appears to be a rather odd move on the face of things, the Chicago Cubs optioned arguably their best reliever, Neil Ramirez, to Iowa and called up Blake Parker.Manager Rick...
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Maddux's edge takes him to Cooperstown

ESPN (Doug Padilla) — COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Greg Maddux didn't use a blazing fastball to have one of the best careers from a pitcher in major league history, yet he was intimidating nonetheless.He crafted 355 victories...
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