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  1. Cubs (finally) call up first base prospect Anthony Rizzo

    Jun 25, 2012, 2:12 PM EST

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    Cubs fans are finally getting their wish, as the team announced that first base prospect Anthony Rizzo is on his way to Chicago after destroying Triple-A pitching for the second straight season. Rizzo struggled in his first taste of the big leagues last year for the Padres and was then traded to the Cubs for…

  2. Matt Garza already drawing trade interest from six teams

    Jun 24, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

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    Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe is always a must-read. And it only gets better as MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Cafardo reports today that “about six teams have been on the phone” consistently over the past few weeks with Cubs president Theo Epstein concerning the availability of right-handed starter Matt Garza.…

  3. The Cubs aren’t calling up Anthony Rizzo this weekend

    Jun 23, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo could be promoted any day now, as it’s believed the Cubs have waited long enough to delay his free agency until after the 2018 season, but he won’t be called up this weekend. Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed as much in comments to Jose M. Romero of CSNChicago.com yesterday and was non-committal when…

  4. White Sox-Cubs drama: Alejandro De Aza thinks Manny Corpas hit him on purpose

    Jun 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza and Cubs reliever Manny Corpas are off-field friends, but that didn’t stop them from creating some drama in the Chicago interleague series yesterday. With the White Sox up 7-0 in the eighth inning Corpas came into the game and plunked De Aza on the leg with his first pitch,…

  5. Stephen Strasburg beats Rays, wins sixth straight start

    Jun 20, 2012, 11:04 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg

    No one told Stephen Strasburg that NL teams were supposed to struggle in interleague games. Strasburg won his sixth straight start Wednesday by allowing two runs in seven innings and striking out 10 in the Nationals’ 3-2 defeat of the Rays. He improved to 4-0 against American League East teams this season. The 23-year-old Strasburg…

  6. George Brett and Bernie Williams to manage Futures Game

    Jun 20, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Tomorrow the rosters for the annual Futures Game will be revealed, but we already know who’ll be managing the collection of elite prospects as part of the All-Star festivities: George Brett and Bernie Williams. MLB announced that Brett will manage the United States team for the game being played in Kansas City, while Williams will…

  7. NL All-Star balloting update: Melky in, Braun out

    Jun 19, 2012, 6:40 PM EST

    Bochy's Angels?

    Just like in Monday’s AL balloting update, one spot in the National League projected All-Star lineup changed hands this week. Melky Cabrera moved ahead of Ryan Braun into third place in the outfield. Cabrera is deserving based on his performance this season, but one can’t help but notice that Giants fans have been awfully generous…

  8. Jeremy Hellickson lands on disabled list with right shoulder fatigue

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:18 PM EST

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    The Rays just announced that Jeremy Hellickson was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Chris Archer will be called up from Triple-A Durham to make his major league debut tomorrow night against the Nationals. Hellickson was knocked around for a career-high eight runs on nine hits (including three home runs) last Thursday…

  9. The Cubs are making preparations for Anthony Rizzo’s arrival

    Jun 18, 2012, 7:50 PM EST

    Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo probably isn’t going to get a chance to go after the Pacific Coast League Triple Crown after all. The Cubs, seemingly preparing for his arrival, have Bryan LaHair in right field and David DeJesus in center field in Monday’s game against the White Sox. It’s the first outfield start for LaHair this season.…

  10. Amid trade rumors Cubs put Ryan Dempster on disabled list

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    I guess this means the Ryan Dempster trade speculation can be put on hold for a bit. Dempster has been placed on the disabled list due to a strained right lat muscle, with the Cubs telling Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that the injury is “not considered serious.” The injury comes with Dempster in the midst…

  11. Carlos Marmol is back as the Cubs’ closer

    Jun 16, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

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    Carlos Marmol notched his first save since May 2 yesterday against the Red Sox, but in typical Marmol-fashion, it wasn’t easy. Marmol gave up a one-out single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia before Mike Aviles reached on a fielding error by third baseman Luis Valbuena. He then struck out Daniel Nava looking before walking Scott Podsednik to…

  12. Hanley Ramirez scratched from Friday’s lineup after being hit in nose during BP

    Jun 15, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

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    The Marlins were given quite the scare this afternoon, as Hanley Ramirez was hit in the nose by a batted ball which bounced off a batting cage screen in the cage at Tropicana Field. Ramirez was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Rays as a result of the incident, but Marlins’ manager Ozzie Guillen told…

  13. Cubs shut out Red Sox for first time in 94 years

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:58 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    The last time the Cubs shut out the Red Sox, Fenway Park was six years old. This year, it’s celebrating its centennial. Ryan Dempster blanked the Red Sox for seven innings Friday as part of a 3-0 Cubs victory. It was the first time the Cubs had shut out Boston since Game 5 of the…

  14. Yankees, Dodgers are interested in Ryan Dempster

    Jun 15, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    The Cubs seem totally focused on trading Ryan Dempster — why wouldn’t they be? — and today Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times says that two teams — the Dodgers and the Yankees — are showing interest. We knew about the Dodgers’ interest. The Yankees is new, though obviously not surprising. Starting pitching depth seems…

  15. Brandon Moss has seven hits: five homers, two doubles

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:42 PM EST

    Brandon Moss

    Brandon Moss loves him some Coors Field. The new Athletics first baseman hit his fourth homer of the series in Colorado and doubled twice Thursday as part of an 8-2 win over the Rockies. Ross has now played in eight games, starting seven of them, since being called up by the A’s earlier this month.…

  16. Theo Epstein and Ryan Dempster stir up trade speculation with public chat

    Jun 14, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    There was an odd scene at Wrigley Field yesterday as Cubs president Theo Epstein and right-hander Ryan Dempster had a one-on-one chat while sitting in the stands during batting practice. Dempster was in uniform and by choosing to have their conversation in public with multiple reporters looking on they had to know that it would…

  17. Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart “may have nerve damage”

    Jun 14, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Ian Stewart

    As if Ian Stewart‘s Cubs career wasn’t off to a bad enough start thanks to a .201 batting average through 55 games now the third baseman acquired from the Rockies in December is on the disabled list with a sore left wrist. Stewart dealt with similar wrist problems last year and was a late scratch…

  18. Anthony Rizzo is terrorizing Triple-A pitchers while waiting for Cubs call-up

    Jun 12, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Anthony Rizzo

    Interleague games in AL ballparks gave the Cubs a short-term opportunity to call up first base prospect Anthony Rizzo and play him without having to bench anyone, but they passed on the chance and so Rizzo continues to be a nightmare for Triple-A pitchers. He homered twice Sunday and two more times Monday, and Rizzo…

  19. The Dodgers are “definitely interested” in Ryan Dempster

    Jun 12, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.com says that the Dodgers are “definitely interested” in acquiring Ryan Dempster. Get in line. Dempster is easily the most attractive rent-an-arm on the market at the moment, and he said he is willing to waive his 10-5 rights to move on from Chicago.  If you’re the Cubs, you have to…

  20. Geovany Soto to begin rehab assignment after knee surgery

    Jun 11, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Geovany Soto

    Geovany Soto is ready to start a minor-league rehab assignment three weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Soto is scheduled to see his first game action today at Triple-A and will likely play 3-5 games there, at which point he could be…

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Torii Hunter, Mark Trumbo

    Angels 10, Rockies 8: Mark Trumbo hit two three-run homers to help the Angels complete what was nothing short of an annihilation of the Rockies’ pitching staff. Trumbo is at .326/.380/.632. It would have been optimistic to predict those numbers from Pujols before the season started. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3: Bryce Harper had the…

  22. Joe Mauer back in Twins’ lineup after sprained right thumb

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    Joe Mauer AP

    According to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com, Joe Mauer is back in the Twins’ starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs. He’ll catch left-hander Scott Diamond and bat third against right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Mauer has missed the last four games with a sprained right thumb, but it was never a major concern. He made it through…

  23. Red Sox to designate Marlon Byrd for assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:18 AM EST

    Marlon Byrd AP

    Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that the Red Sox will designate outfielder Marlon Byrd for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his first major league start since Tommy John surgery this afternoon against the Nationals. Byrd was informed of the decision following last night’s game. Byrd…

  24. Clint Robinson finally gets the call to Kansas City

    Jun 7, 2012, 6:37 PM EST

    Clint Robinson

    After 105 minor league homers, 27-year-old Clint Robinson was promoted to the majors by the Royals for the first time Thursday. Robinson, a 25th-round pick out of Troy University in 2007, has been tearing up the minors for 2 1/2 years now. In 2010, he hit .335/.410/.625 with 29 homers and 98 RBI in 477…

  25. Doesn’t sound like Ryan Dempster is gonna invoke his 10-5 rights

    Jun 6, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    Ryan Dempster is realistic and he seems to want to pitch for a contender, so it’s no surprise that he sounds cool with waiving his 10-5 rights. Here is talking about a possible trade: “You’re in a situation where if it does happen, they are going to do what’s best for the Chicago Cubs, and…

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