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  1. Video: Anthony Rizzo slugs his 30th home run

    Aug 26, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reaches 30 home runs for the first time in his young career with this moonshot to the right-center field seats at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park …

  2. Starlin Castro activated from the bereavement list

    Aug 26, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro flew home to the Dominican Republic last Wednesday following the death of his cousin and three close friends in a car wreck. He is back in the Cubs’ lineup Tuesday, having been activated from the bereavement list.

  3. Starlin Castro excused from Cubs after death of cousin and three friends in car accident

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Wednesday night’s game against the Giants because what was called a family emergency. Now the heartbreaking details are out …

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  5. Starlin Castro hopes to stay with the Cubs

    Aug 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    When the Cubs acquired top prospect shortstop Addison Russell from the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal, many assumed that it likely signified the beginning of the end for Starlin Castro in Chicago. But Castro hopes to stick around.

  6. It’s Baez-mania at Wrigley Field today

    Aug 8, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

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    The Cubs’ young slugger makes his home debut

  7. Reports: Cubs claimed Cole Hamels off revocable waivers from the Phillies

    Aug 7, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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    The Cubs have reportedly claimed Cole Hamels off revocable waivers from the Phillies, but it’s unlikely that the two sides work out a trade.

  8. When will the Cubs call up Kris Bryant to join Javier Baez?

    Aug 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Yes, Theo Epstein sees the light at the end of the tunnel, but that doesn’t mean the prospects are getting an E-Z Pass to the big leagues.

  9. The Cubs are calling up Javier Baez

    Aug 4, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Javier Baez

    The future is finally here.

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

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  11. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Tombstone

    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

  12. Starlin Castro stays humble: “Nobody’s better than baseball”

    Jul 14, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Starlin Castro stands at his locker and takes the heat when things go wrong. He never asks for days off. He won’t let the money or the trade rumors change him.

  13. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  14. Quote of the Day: Darwin Barney on the Cubs’ roster makeover

    Jul 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Darwin Barney is feeling a little lonely in the Cubs’ clubhouse these days.

  15. The Cubs’ collection of position prospects is ridiculous

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:18 AM EDT

    Javier Baez

    Get excited, Cubs fans. You too, fantasy leaguers.

  16. A’s acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs for Addison Russell

    Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.

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

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Dear Chase: I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so alike. I’d like to meet you one day, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you but I think you’d be impressed with my speed.

  18. The Cubs are talking to Jeff Samardzija about a long term deal

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs Photo Day

    I’m mostly happy that I get to use this pic. Oh my God, this pic.

  19. Roberto Hernandez was ejected without a warning for hitting Starlin Castro with a pitch

    Jun 13, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Home plate umpire Mark Ripperger had a quick trigger to eject Roberto Hernandez from the game after he hit Starlin Castro with a fastball.

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

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

    May 9, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

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    Getting Shemped: That moment when you decide to stay up late and watch the Dodgers and found out you got stuck with a Josh Beckett start.

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

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.

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

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

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