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Cubs designated Barney for assignment

Daily Herald The Cubs on Tuesday removed veteran second baseman Darwin Barney from their roster, designating him for assignment as they activated infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio off the disabled list....
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Anthony Rizzo named NL Player of the Week

Chicago Sun-Times - Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has picked up where he left off after earning...
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Rick Renteria has to temper inclination to rely too much on relievers

Chicago Sun-Times - One of the Cubs’ few success stories also might represent one of the bigger...
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Iowa pitchers ready to contribute to Cubs

Daily Herald The I-Cubs are in healthy shape, atop the Pacific Coast League's American Northern Division with a 54-47 record through Sunday. Starting pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada made the all-star...
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No quantity of quality for Cubs starters

Daily Herald The Cubs are 2-11 since the July 4 blockbuster trade that sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says there's a good reason for that...
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Some uniform advice for Brewers, Padres from Len Kasper

Daily Herald Len Kasper freely admits he is a sports uniform and logo nut. And he says he has thoroughly enjoyed this season's decade-to-decade journey of the Cubs' outfits as part of Wrigley Field's 100th...
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Anthony Rizzo gives Cubs a scare with catch

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — As if the Cubs already weren’t beat up and short-handed, they were...
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Losses continue to mount for Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — If the Cubs thought it was hot over the weekend, wait till they get...
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Cubs swept away in Arizona

Daily Herald PHOENIX -- Josh Collmenter threw seven sharp innings, Arizona scored on an unusual play in the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 3-1 victory on...
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Diamondbacks blast struggling Cubs, Travis Wood

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth, Paul...
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Junior Lake, Mike Olt on bubble if Arismendy Alcantara stays in majors

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — Arismendy Alcantara might not have looked the part Saturday, but the...
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Still much of interest in baseball

Daily Herald Since man cannot live on anticipation and Bourbonnais training camp stories alone, baseball columnist Matt Spiegel offers up some worthy objects for your local baseball attention in the season's...
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Cubs await word of more trade activity

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — A large group of scouts already had filled two tables in the dining...
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Diamondbacks power past Cubs 9-3

Daily Herald Cubs starter Travis Wood gave up seven runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and lost his third straight start in Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
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Bill Chuck’s baseball by the numbers

Chicago Sun-Times - This week’s names and numbers in baseball: BATTERS: NINE TO KNOW AT THE BREAK...
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Friday’s result: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt homered, Didi Gregorius had a pair of RBI singles...
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Hendricks to get starting shot

Daily Herald The Cubs' present and future were the talk of Friday, as the Cubs got back to business at Arizona after the All-Star break. Edwin Jackson, who has been a disappointment, struggled against the...
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Prospects Arismendy Alcantara and Kyle Hendricks are only reason to follow Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — Looking for reasons to pay attention to the Cubs the rest of the...
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Bill Chuck’s baseball by the numbers

Chicago Sun-Times - BATTERS: NINE TO KNOW AT THE BREAK 1 Thirty-nine players had 100 or more hits,...
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Cubs prospects Bryant, Baez focus on the present

Daily Herald Marty Pevey, manager of the Class AAA Iowa Cubs, understands the task at hand with top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant. "My job is to not mess them up -- just let them play and let them do...
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Blog Articles

Series preview: Padres at Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs (40-57) open a three-game series with the San Diego Padres (43-55) on Tuesday night. • Tuesday: Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00) vs. Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98), 7:05...
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Cubs jump to first in farm rankings

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- After nearly three years of trading talented veterans, drafting high, some tremendous scouting and a little luck, the Chicago Cubs have the top-ranked farm system in baseball, according...
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Sutcliffe on Hendricks: He's a winner

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Cubs pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe is a big believer in new Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks. "There are so many things about Kyle that flash me...
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Rizzo earns Player of the Week honors

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo followed up his first All-Star appearance by being named National League Player of the Week.Despite the Cubs getting swept by the Arizona...
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First-rounders stand out over weekend

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- While the major league team was getting swept in Phoenix, the Chicago Cubs' recent first-round prospects were cleaning up. The Cubs’ top picks over the last four drafts are a...
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Cubs could face big decision on Schwarber

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — When the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in June's amateur draft, many were taken aback. Schwarber, a bat-first catcher from Indiana University, was widely...
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Wada rounds out Cubs' rotation

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX -- Even though names have been written into the spots of the Chicago Cubs' fourth and fifth starters following the revelation that Tsuyoshi Wada will start Wednesday against the San Diego...
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Numbers deceiving in Arrieta loss

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX — This was one of those games where a look at the box score could be deceiving. Sunday's numbers show that Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta gave up three runs in 6⅔ innings...
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Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX -- The Chicago Cubs (40-57) saw their losing streak extend to five games after a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks (40-57) at Chase Field on Sunday. The loss completed a three-game...
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Trade leaves Arrieta in stopper role

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX -- If the Chicago Cubs are going to avoid a sweep and win the final game of this three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, they will need another quality start from...
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Anthony Rizzo sets tone on offense

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX -- After struggling last season, Anthony Rizzo is enjoying a breakout year and fulfilling the promise expected of the young slugger when he was brought to Chicago a couple of years ago.So...
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Jackson shows signs of life, if briefly

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX — Through the first four innings of Friday's game at Arizona, it appeared Edwin Jackson might have found at least a little bit of that old magic.To that point, the Chicago Cubs...
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Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX -- The Chicago Cubs (40-55) opened the second half of the season with a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks (41-56) at Chase Field on Friday. Here's a quick look at the game:How it...
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Latest starting rotation taking final form

ESPN (Ron Matejko) — PHOENIX -- Heading into the All -Star break, the Chicago Cubs had questions regarding who would fill the final two spots in the starting rotation. Half of that equation was resolved before...
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Series preview: Cubs at Diamondbacks

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — The second half of the Chicago Cubs (40-54) season begins in Phoenix where they open a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (40-56) on Friday night.Friday: Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.64)...
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Second half preview: Baez's time nearing?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — The Chicago Cubs' second half begins in Phoenix on Friday night with two questions in mind: How many more prospects will make it to the major leagues this season and who will grab starting jobs...
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Hold the ovation for Cubs on lauded system

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – The midseason prospect rankings by ESPN.com's Keith Law were released on Thursday and the Chicago Cubs have three of the top eight prospects in the game, including the top-ranked...
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First half lows: Wood, Baez struggle

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — Before we spin things forward to the second half of the Chicago Cubs season let's examine five players who didn't exactly move their careers in the right direction in the first half. These are...
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Rizzo took it all in at his first All-Star Game

ESPN (Mark Saxon) — MINNEAPOLIS – Anthony Rizzo spent two days in Minneapolis, and all he got to show for it was a lousy strikeout. Similar story for his teammate Starlin Castro.The two Chicago Cubs each struck...
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Schwarber joins surging Almora at Daytona

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — GENEVA, Ill. -- It was Monday afternoon and Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs' first-round pick in June, was talking about just getting comfortable in his new surroundings not too far from Wrigley...
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