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Cubs hang tough, get win in 11th

Daily Herald The Cubs had to rescue themselves from themselves Saturday. They blew a 6-2 lead in the ninth inning but came back to win 7-6 on Starlin Castro's single in the bottom of the 11th.
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Cubs have ways to deal with defensive shifts

Daily Herald Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he's against banning defensive shifts in baseball. Instead, Maddon says he likes to have his team take advantage of the areas shifting leaves exposed.
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Bryant gets 1st hit, reaches 5 times as Cubs beat Padres 7-6

Daily Herald Kris Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres.A day after the prized...
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Imrem: Whirlwind debut for Cubs' phenom Bryant

Daily Herald Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Kris Bryant as he makes a whirwind debut as the Cubs' latest phenom.
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Injuries to Olt, La Stella prompted call to Bryant

Daily Herald Kris Bryant's call-up from the minor leagues was one of several moves by the Cubs Friday. They also placed third baseman Mike Olt and relief pitcher Neil Ramirez on the disabled list while...
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Bryant adds to the drama that surrounds Wrigley

Daily Herald Kris Bryant's major-league debut Friday was a mixed bag, as he went 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts as the Cubs lost 5-4 to the Padres at Wrigley Field. But Bryant also made several nice plays at third...
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Bryant 0 for 4 with 3 Ks in debut as Cubs lose to Padres 5-4

Daily Herald Kris Bryant had such a Cubs-like start to his major league career.Called up one day after the team ensured he can't be eligible for free agency until 2021, the prized prospect struck out in his...
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Images: Bryant debuts, Cubs lose 5-4 to Padres

Daily Herald See images from the Cubs' 5-4 loss against the visiting San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field on Friday. Kris Bryant went hitless in his big league debut.
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Bryant ‘excited' for his debut at Wrigley

Daily Herald Kris Bryant made it to Wrigley Field on Friday to make his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs. Saying he was "excited" to begin his big-league journey, Bryant also said it was "pretty cool" to be in...
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It's his day: Bryant to make Cubs debut

Daily Herald The long-awaited call-up of Cubs third-base prospect Kris Bryant will happen Friday, when he comes to Wrigley Field. Bryant will be selected from Class AAA Iowa as the Cubs will put third baseman...
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Images: Kris Bryant's college and minor league years

Daily Herald See images from the college and minor league years in the promising career of Cubs' 2013 first-round draft pick Kris Bryant.
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Spiegel: Cubs rolling in right direction

Daily Herald After three years of not prioritizing winning on the big-league level, the Cubs are going for it. The excitement and possibilities are already evident, says Matt Spiegel.
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Like Bryant, Kerry Wood instantly generated excitement

Daily Herald Jim Riggleman was manager of the Cubs when they brought a phenom named Kerry Wood to the big leagues in mid-April of 1998. With talk of an imminent call-up of current phenom Kris Bryant, Riggleman...
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Cubs reclaim first in NL Central

Daily Herald The stars came out to shine for the Cubs Wednesday night during a 5-0 win over the Reds at Wrigley Field. Manager Joe Maddon made like the NHL and started awarding stars of the game, going with...
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Images: Cubs blank Reds, 5-0

Daily Herald See images from the Cubs' 5-0 win against the visiting Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. Starting pitcher Travis Wood picked up the win, and Anthony Rizzo belted his first home run of...
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Kris Bryant could play for big-league Cubs this weekend

Daily Herald It seems only a matter of time before third-base prospect Kris Bryant is called up by the Cubs from Class AAA Iowa. Bryant could see time in the outfield, too. Cubs manager Joe Maddon makes out...
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Despite loss, positive feelings remain for Cubs

Daily Herald Cubs manager Joe Maddon could find no fault with his troops Tuesday night despite a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. The Cubs rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the eighth before...
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Images: Reds edge Cubs, 3-2

Daily Herald See images from the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.
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La Stella to DL, Rosscup called up; will Bryant come up Friday?

Daily Herald There was no Kris Bryant sighting Tuesday at Wrigley Field, but the Cubs did make a move involving third base. They placed infielder Tommy La Stella on the disabled list with a rib-cage injury....
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Alcantara's first hit gives Cubs 10th-inning win

Daily Herald One thing about the Cubs: They're proving fun to watch. It wasn't always pretty Monday night, but the Cubs rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 10 innings.
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Blog Articles

Twitter mailbag: How does Addison Russell fit in?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – We’ve entered the final week of spring training so it’s time to answer some Cubs questions put to Twitter in this week’s mailbag segment.
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Cubs shoot down rumors that Wrigley Field won't be ready for Sunday

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO -- Wrigley Field will be ready for baseball on Sunday evening, the Chicago Cubs said on a conference call Tuesday afternoon.Cubs vice president of communications and community affairs...
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Teammates empathize with Kris Bryant

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hasn’t spoken publicly about his demotion to the minor leagues yet, but there was a consensus in the Cubs' locker room among those...
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Cubs roster taking shape after Monday moves

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Moving day for the Chicago Cubs on Monday answered some roster questions as the team sent three of their top prospects to the minors in Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison...
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Cubs send three to minors but not just any three

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Tickets for Triple-A Iowa Cubs games might see an uptick in sales after the big league club sent them three of the most talented young players the organization has seen in years. In...
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Podcast: Theo Epstein explains decision to cut Baez, Bryant

ESPN Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to the media about the team's decision to send Javier Baez and Kris Bryant to the minors and the outlook for the two prospects.Click to listen on desktop...
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Cubs Notes: More outfield for Kris Bryant

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he wants top prospect Kris Bryant to play both the outfield and third base if he’s sent to Triple-A Iowa later this week.“You...
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Edwin Jackson awaits word on role with Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SURPRISE, Ariz. – Sounding Zen-like and wearing a Spiritual Gangster (yoga) T-shirt, Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson again discussed his situation with the team after his spring start on...
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Jon Lester's availability will set course for Cubs' rotation

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon won’t announce his starting rotation for the beginning of the season until after ace Jon Lester pitches in a minor league game on Tuesday.Lester...
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Cubs-Sox spring game just an appetizer for main event

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Two good friends faced off in a rivalry that might return to prominence this year as the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 6-3 in a meaningless spring game on Friday.Next time...
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Podcast: Theo Epstein discusses Kris Bryant's development

ESPN Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman about the outlook for Javier Baez and Addison Russell and explains why a decision to have Kris Bryant start the year in...
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Epstein: Players will have to endure Wrigley construction as well

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Wrigley Field will be open for baseball next Sunday night but that doesn’t mean everything will run smooth as construction isn’t going to stop so much as slow down....
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Podcast: Joe Maddon on Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and bloody marys

ESPN Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon joined Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona, to talk about the latest from spring training. The guys discussed the pressure that comes with...
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Olt steals spotlight from Bryant -- for one day

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – If it’s possible to have statement games in the spring maybe Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt just had one. With the heir apparent at the hot corner -- spring home run...
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Mike Olt steals spotlight from Kris Bryant -- for one day

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – If it’s possible to have statement games in the spring, maybe Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt just had one. With the heir apparent at the hot corner -- spring home...
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Cubs make cuts, tougher ones coming

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs cut 12 from their roster Thursday, including first-round picks Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber, giving them 40 players left in camp.Headed to the minor league camp...
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Jon Lester with mixed feelings on minor league outing

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester stopped short of declaring himself ready for Opening Day but after throwing 55 pitches on Thursday in a minor league contest against Cubs farmhands...
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Twitter mailbag: Hector Rondon

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon answers your questions in this week’s Twitter mailbag:Hector Rondon: Fastball. That’s the pitch I have 100 percent confidence in. I...
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Inside the Baez debate

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — PEORIA, Ariz. – Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon shot down a published report on Wednesday that infielder Javier Baez has been told he’s made the 25-man opening day roster.“He was...
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Joe Maddon on Edwin Jackson getting lost: 'I wasn't happy with it'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon wasn't happy pitcher Edwin Jackson was late for his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after Jackson got lost finding Hohokam...
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