Cubs News

  • Extra effort not enough this time for Cubs

    The Cubs and Rockies didn't wait 16 innings to settle Wednesday's game. Brandon Barnes smacked a tie-breaking RBI single with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cubs in front of 29,491 at Wrigley Field.

  • Baker enjoying position in Cubs' history

    Cubs catcher John Baker rarely answers his cell phone during the season, and didn't acknowledge the 100-plus text messages that clogged his inbox early Wednesday after becoming the first Cubs position player to win a game as a pitcher in franchise history.

  • Cubs add Doubront in deal with Red Sox

    The Cubs made an addition to the pitching corps on Wednesday, acquiring Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named, and hoping the left-hander benefits from a change of scenery.

  • Cubs get RHP Martinez to finish Barney trade

    The Cubs will get Minor League right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez from the Dodgers to complete the trade for Darwin Barney.

  • Trade talk links Bonifacio to multiple teams

    Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer hinted on Tuesday that the team may move some of the players who will be free agents after this season, and that list includes Emilio Bonifacio.

  • Arrieta gets call in series finale against Rockies

    Pedro Hernandez will make a spot start for the Rockies on Thursday in the series finale against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.

  • Cubs bolster bullpen by recalling Rusin

    The Cubs added a fresh arm to the bullpen on Wednesday, recalling lefty Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa. Blake Parker was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster.

  • Cubs outlast Rockies in historic marathon

    Catcher John Baker pitched the 16th inning and then scored the game-winning run on Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the inning to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Rockies in the longest game, time-wise, in franchise history.

  • Cubs' Jackson working to get back on track

    The process of getting Edwin Jackson back on track began Wednesday when Cubs bullpen coach Lester Strode met with the right-hander in right field prior to the game to talk about the night before.

  • Rox-Cubs contest brings records, rare feats

    The Cubs and Rockies took part in a 16-inning marathon Tuesday night at Wrigley Field that extended into Wednesday morning. The game, time-wise, was the longest in the history of both franchises and it also brought several rare occurrences.

  • Sore triceps lands Cubs' Ramirez on disabled list

    Neil Ramirez, who was optioned to Iowa on Saturday to give him some rest, was placed on the Major League DL on Tuesday because of soreness in his right triceps.

  • Night of highs a night of lows for Jackson

    Plenty of feel-good stories emerged from Tuesday's win. The bullpen tossed 12 scoreless innings, backup catcher John Baker was the winning pitcher and hundreds of fans experienced the longest game, time-wise, in team history. But as memorable as the game will be for some, it was just another rough start for Edwin Jackson.

  • Hoyer: Cubs may be done dealing

    General manager Jed Hoyer has had plenty of conversations with other teams in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline (3 p.m. CT) but said that the Cubs may not make another deal.

  • Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint

    Kyuji Fujikawa, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, will make at least one more rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa, general manager Jed Hoyer said.

  • Cubs unsuccessful in challenge on steal call

    With the Cubs trailing, 3-1, in the fourth inning on Tuesday, manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Rockies' Charlie Blackmon had successfully stolen second base. But after a review, the call stood.

  • Cubs start set on right note, get Wada first W

    The Cubs kicked off their extended stretch against left-handed starters on the right note on Monday night. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to help Tsuyoshi Wada pick up his first Major League win in the Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Rockies.

  • Cubs send infielder Barney to Dodgers

    On Monday, Chicago traded 2012 National League Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash. The Cubs head to Los Angeles for a three-game series starting Friday.