Cubs News

  • Cubs cut Barney, activate Bonifacio from DL

    The Cubs designated 2012 Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the disabled list. They also optioned left-hander Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa and recalled right-hander Kyle Hendricks.

  • Bloom: Maddux's work was root of success

    Greg Maddux said he never thought much about his place in history or the Hall of Fame. But he'll enter Cooperstown on Sunday as a slam-dunk selection, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.

  • Hendricks set for Wrigley debut facing Padres

    Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has already survived his first Major League challenge -- he was serviceable in his July 10 MLB debut in Cincinnati, surrendering four runs in six innings while dealing with a tight strike zone. Now, Hendricks will move on to his second challenge -- his first career start at Wrigley Field in Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres, who will counter with Eric Stults.

  • Scoreboard operators part of Wrigley tradition

    From different vantage points, Darryl Wilson and Rick Fuhs have seen the most memorable moments of Wrigley Field's last 20-plus years, from Sammy Sosa's home runs to Kerry Wood's 20 strikeouts.

  • Rizzo earns NL Player of the Week nod

    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came out of the All-Star Break on a tear, and he has been named the National League Player of the Week for his efforts in the first series of the second half.

  • Uecker recalls life-saving moment at Wrigley

    A game at Wrigley Field may have saved Bob Uecker's life. The Brewers broadcaster doesn't remember the exact day, but he does recall that he was in the radio booth at Wrigley in September 2009, covering a game between Chicago and Milwaukee. Ryan Theriot was the batter, and Uecker said that suddenly, he couldn't see.

  • Cubs edged despite Rizzo dazzling with glove, bat

    Anthony Rizzo matched his career high in home runs with his 23rd on Sunday and made an incredible acrobatic catch -- though it cost the Cubs the tie-breaking run as Chicago fell, 3-2, to the D-backs on Sunday at Chase Field.

  • Rizzo's awe-inspiring grab backfires on Cubs

    Anthony Rizzo made a tremendous catch of Aaron Hill's popup during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the D-backs, but it may have been better for the Cubs if he didn't.

  • Wada pegged to start Wednesday vs. Padres

    Tsuyoshi Wada will start Wednesday against the Padres at Wrigley Field, filling the second vacancy in the Cubs' rotation created by the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

  • Wood spiraling due to 'frustrating' lack of command

    Travis Wood has not looked like the same pitcher he was last season, and the Cubs left-hander knows it. So does pitching coach Chris Bosio. Command has been the major issue.

  • Trade impact still reverberating in Cubs clubhouse

    The Cubs not only lost two starting pitchers but two players who made an impact in the clubhouse when Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded. It has taken some time to adjust.

  • Ruggiano riding high as playing time grows

    t's pretty simple, really. More regular at-bats and more playing time usually ends in better results. Justin Ruggiano is proof of that.

  • Wood can't find remedy for road woes as Cubs fall

    Travis Wood's road struggles continued Saturday as he allowed seven runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings to the D-backs, who pulled away for a 9-3 victory over the Cubs at Chase Field.

  • Olt, Lake enduring growing pains at plate

    Mike Olt and Junior Lake had first halves to forget. Olt does lead all National League rookies with 12 home runs, but entering Saturday, he was batting .144 while Lake was batting .218. Cubs manager Rick Renteria hasn't given up on either player.

  • Renteria voices support for embattled Jackson

    On Friday, Edwin Jackson opened the second half with 5 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks, and did not get a decision. After the game, Renteria complimented Jackson, who has garnered some ire through his struggles over the last year and a half.

  • Renteria keeping trade speculation on back burner

    The Cubs jumped the market by making a blockbuster trade on July 4. The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, and manager Rick Renteria was asked if he expected another move.

  • Rizzo tees off twice, but Cubs drop desert opener

    Fresh from his first All-Star Game appearance, Anthony Rizzo smacked a two-run home run in the fourth and a lead-off shot in the sixth for homers Nos. 21 and 22 this season, but it wasn't enough as the Diamondbacks rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Friday.

  • Hendricks to fill one of two openings in rotation

    Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs' Minor League pitcher of the year last season, will be slotted into the fourth spot in the rotation, starting Tuesday as the team tries to fill the vacancies created by the July 4 trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.