The Cubs and left-handed reliever Brian Duensing are reuniting after the two sides agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.
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Dillon Maples was sitting at a Starbucks in Memphis on Aug. 31, reading about George Washington, when Cubs player development director Jaron Madison interrupted him. Triple-A Iowa's game against the Redbirds had been called because of the weather. An avid reader, Maples' plan was to hunker down in one of the coffee shop's comfortable chairs for the day.
Young fan asked Anthony Rizzo to be her valentine
Cubs manager Joe Maddon carries a reputation for outside-the-box thinking, and it shows up in his lineup construction. Maddon started 11 different players in the top spot in 2017. Not included among them was Kris Bryant -- but it's possible that could change in 2018.
Cubs radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes was named the 2017 Illinois co-sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association on Tuesday.
When Rob Zastryzny made his Major League debut in August 2016, it was a significant moment for the Cubs organization.
Asked about how his sessions with outfielder Jason Heyward were going in Arizona, new Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis offered to show some videos. Apparently, the workouts are going very well.
Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Hall of Famers as well as the unsung heroes of the baseball community turned out Saturday night for the 15th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Awards Dinner.
Schwarber compares Case Keenum and Anthony Rizzo
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts hasn't forgotten the feeling that haunted him as his Cubs were seeking success, not enjoying it.
Colin Carney went to the Cubs Convention when he was 12 years old and living in a Chicago suburb. Now 33 and a Houston resident, he and his wife Jennifer brought their two children this weekend in hopes of escaping the headaches and heartache of dealing with the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. They also wanted to share some news with the Cubs regarding their third child and do a gender reveal.
The Cubs on Friday avoided arbitration with five players, including third baseman Kris Bryant, who signed for $10.85 million, a record for a first-year arbitration-eligible player.
Rizzo worked on agility in a fitness class
New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
Kyle Schwarber has had to deal with some good-natured teasing from his Cubs teammates after showing up looking svelte and trim because of a change in his diet this offseason. He did confess that he allows himself to splurge on one meal a week. What's the food he misses the most?
Patient isn't the first word you would use to describe Cubs exec Theo Epstein, but he is doing his best to handle this winter's market.
New Cubs reliever Steve Cishek is looking forward to having a more regular lifestyle, eating breakfast and dinner with family because of all the day games at Wrigley Field. But the right-hander admits he needs to work on his dance moves if he's going to fit into the Cubs' bullpen.
It's almost impossible to picture Anthony Rizzo and Theo Epstein without each other these days. Few deals in the team's history have worked out better than the one on Jan. 6, 2012.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon celebrated "Thanksmas" on Wednesday night by serving spaghetti dinner to folks at the Catholic Charities, and he's looking ahead to his Spring Training message as the team tries to reach the postseason for a fourth straight year. Maddon also hinted that the Cubs may not be done adding to the 2018 roster.
More than 40 students nearly filled Room 109 at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication late Wednesday afternoon. Comm307 registered full, and several young people who attended were on a waiting list, hoping to be added.
The Cubs promoted Scott Harris to assistant general manager and Jeff Greenberg to director of baseball operations and named Shiraz Rehman assistant general manager of strategic initiatives.
Kyle Schwarber showed off his svelte physique to some of the Cubs' front-office executives at the Winter Meetings last month, and on Wednesday, the team released a video which featured the outfielder not only working out but cooking.
Cubs fans can let their imaginations run wild.
After Hector Rondon in 2015, Aroldis Chapman in '16 and Wade Davis in '17, who's next as the Cubs' closer? And who will set him up?
Rizzo spending offseason swimming with sharks
With six weeks remaining before the start of Spring Training, MLB.com is taking a look at the projected rotation of all 30 teams. Here's how the Cubs might stack up.
Adbert Alzolay had a chance to extend his season by pitching in the Arizona Fall League last year. This month, the Cubs' pitching prospect took another step toward the big leagues by participating in Major League Baseball's Rookie Career Development Program. He got a little help from former Cubs prospect Gleyber Torres.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon admitted during the Winter Meetings that he hasn't been scribbling different lineup combinations for the upcoming season. Maybe that's because there haven't been many changes.
Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers fans' questions about Javier Baez, budgets, new pitching coach Jim Hickey and more in this week's Cubs Inbox.
Drew Smyly wouldn't mind being reunited with Alex Cobb on the Cubs, and the rehabbing left-hander did a little recruiting on Friday.
Bryant had a 'Game of Thrones' birthday cake
A pitcher's health is inherently fragile, and small changes in velocity or stuff can lead to wild fluctuations in performance. Even if a pitcher stays off the disabled list and maintains the quality of his arsenal, outside factors such as defense, luck and where he pitches can significantly affect his results. As with the hitters, there is no perfectly scientific method for determining who is MLB's most consistent starting pitcher. Still, with all of those obstacles in mind, here is one attempt to do just that, again evaluating the five-year span from 2013-17.
The Cubs have rather quietly added eight arms to the 40-man roster since they were beaten by the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, including at least six who will go to Arizona with a shot at a spot on the Opening Day roster.
After reaching the postseason three years in a row for the first time since 1906-08, the Cubs are preparing for a shot at another run for the playoffs. The attitude isn't "World Series or bust," but focusing on a 95-win season and see what happens.