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  1. Cubs sign Yorvit Torrealba

    Jun 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba

    Chicago currently has John Baker and Eli Whiteside splitting time behind the plate because starting catcher Welington Castillo is on the disabled list with a rib cage injury.

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT

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    Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.

  3. VIDEO: Gregory Polanco singles in his second MLB at-bat

    Jun 10, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

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    Watch as Pirates stud outfield prospect Gregory Polanco slaps a single to left field in his second major league at-bat Tuesday night at PNC Park against Cubs starter Travis Wood …

  4. Cubs release Jose Veras

    Jun 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    As expected, no other teams claimed Jose Veras and the remainder of his $4 million contract off waivers after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week and the 33-year-old reliever has been released.

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 5, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

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    The Indians, A’s and Jays are surging. The Yankees, Rays and Braves are reeling. The Padres won a game despite getting only one hit. As Earl Weaver once said: Baseball: we do this every day, lady.

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez

    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  8. Cubs place Welington Castillo on disabled list, designate Jose Veras for assignment

    Jun 3, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Cubs starting catcher Welington Castillo is disabled list bound with a rib cage injury suffered Sunday and they’ve called up journeyman backup catcher Eli Whiteside from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.

  9. Marlins sign former closer Kevin Gregg

    Jun 2, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    When last we heard from veteran reliever Kevin Gregg it was April and he was bashing sabermetrics, complaining that the Cubs didn’t re-sign him, and “just waiting for an opportunity” to return to the majors at age 36.

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

    Jun 2, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    Six shutouts on Sunday afternoon. So don’t worry if you think you wasted your day because 20% of all major league teams didn’t get much done yesterday either.

  11. Ruben Tejada follows Ben Revere’s lead, homers to end MLB’s longest drought

    May 31, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Ruben Tejada

    Ruben Tejada shocked the baseball world by homering on Saturday against the Phillies.

  12. Anthony Rizzo is “sick of” hearing the Cubs talk about Wrigley renovations, wants action

    May 31, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    There has been plenty of frustration on the fans’ side of things in regard to the delays with the Wrigley Field renovations, but the players are also unhappy.

  13. Tim Hudson’s fountain of youth keeps flowing

    May 28, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    It should be obvious now which medieval helmet Michael Morse and Hunter Pence should order for Tim Hudson.

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 27, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    George Springer

    After a rough start to his big league career, George Springer has sprung.

  15. Jeff Samardzija finally has a win

    May 26, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched in a ton of tough luck over his first 10 starts this season, but he finally got into the win column today as part of an 8-4 victory over the Giants.

  16. Adam Wainwright continues to be ridiculously good

    May 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    A lot of NL pitchers are having great years. Wainwright may be the best of them all.

  17. Blue Jays among teams scouting Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija

    May 25, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the American League East-leading Blue Jays are among the teams with interest in trading for Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

  18. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Boston has lost seven straight. Mark Buehrle has eight wins.

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Al Alburquerque

    Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

  21. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

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

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  23. Cubs’ trade forces lining up with Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    May 16, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    How much longer will Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel be in Chicago?

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