Cubs News

  • Cubs break through in Samardzija's tough L

    Jeff Samardzija notched his fourth quality start in the Reds' 4-1 victory Friday over the Cubs, who lost their fifth straight but finally tallied after 24 scoreless innings.

  • 'Next chapter' begins for McDonald with Cubs

    When Darnell McDonald reported to the Cubs' Spring Training camp in February, he was fighting for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The outfielder never expected he'd finish with a new job as a baseball operations assistant.

  • Arrieta nears return to Cubs with start on tap

    Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta will make at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Iowa early next week, and he could then be ready to start for the big league team. Arrieta had tightness in his right shoulder when Spring Training began, and he did not pitch in any Cactus League games.

  • Renteria wants Cubs' offense to stay loose

    Entering Friday's game against the Reds, the Cubs ranked 14th in the National League in runs scored, and had been held scoreless in their last 18 innings. What's manager Rick Renteria to do?

  • Festivities lined up for Wrigley's centennial

    Wrigley Field will celebrate its 100th birthday on April 23, when the Cubs play host to the D-backs a century after the Chicago Federals opened then Weeghman Park against the Kansas City Packers.

  • Cubs blanked in nightcap, drop Bronx DH

    Cubs left-hander Travis Wood allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings to endure a tough, 2-0, loss at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. The Cubs offense was shut out in both games of the doubleheader.

  • Cubs tamed by Tanaka in opener of twin bill

    Jason Hammel gave up three runs in seven innings of a quality start, but the Cubs couldn't break through against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in a 3-0 loss in Game 1 on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Noble: Renteria maintains positive outlook

    Cubs manager Rick Renteria is an engaging sort, willing to swap words, thoughts and opinions while he watches BP with focus and counts his blessings.

  • Wright honored to participate in Jackie's Day

    Wesley Wright remembers hearing the story of Jackie Robinson's life as a very young boy, especially as one who took to baseball at a young age. Now, the left-handed reliever who signed with the Cubs this offseason as a free agent, takes great pride in wearing No. 42 and playing on Jackie Robinson Day.

  • Cubs go 1-1 in replay challenges vs. Yankees

    The Cubs had mixed results with replay challenges in Wednesday's 3-0 loss in the opener of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. They were successful in overturning a call in the second inning, but were denied on another close play at first in the seventh.

  • Olt congratulates former teammate Springer

    Cubs third baseman Mike Olt was excited to hear that Astros prospect George Springer, his former college teammate at the University of Connecticut, would be joining him in the Majors Leagues.

  • Cubs flip Jackson, Villanueva for Reds series

    The Cubs announced a slight reordering of their starting rotation for this weekend's home series with the Reds -- switching Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva for Saturday and Sunday's matchups.

  • Cubs excited to honor Robinson in Bronx

    The Cubs were to join Major League Baseball in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday, but with rain postponing the game, the festivities honoring Robinson were pushed to tonight, as part of a day-night doubleheader.

  • Cubs-Yanks rained out, to play two today

    Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 12:05 p.m. CT.

  • McDonald joins Cubs' baseball operations

    The Cubs on Tuesday named former Major Leaguer Darnell McDonald a baseball operations assistant.

  • Soriano's friendship invaluable to Starlin, Cubs

    Mention Alfonso Soriano's name to Starlin Castro, and the Cubs shortstop immediately smiles. When Castro was called up to the Cubs in May 2010 at the age of 20, Soriano, then in his fourth year with the team and 12th in the big leagues, welcomed the infielder into his Chicago home.

  • Jackson, Cubs unable to fend off Cardinals

    Rain interrupted Edwin Jackson's outing on Sunday, but it didn't seem to bother the Cardinals. Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, including a tie-breaking sacrifice fly in the fourth, to lift the Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Cubs and take the series.

  • Parker up from Triple-A, available to close

    The Cubs restocked the bullpen on Sunday when they recalled Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa, and he will be one of manager Rick Renteria's options as closer.