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Cubs exercise option on Cole Hamels, trade Drew Smyly to Texas

The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

MLB gives Addison Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy

Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell has accepted a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. MLB had been investigating domestic violence allegations against Russell made by his …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Rockies top Cubs 2-1 in 13 innings in epic National League wild-card game

Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in an epic NL wild-card game. Wolters, a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Brewers beat Cubs 3-1 for N.L. Central title

Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, Christian Yelich collected three more hits and the Milwaukee Brewers took their first N.L. Central title since 2011 by …


One and not done: Brewers-Cubs, Rockies-Dodgers in tiebreakers

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. October baseball is about to begin with Game …


Addison Russell out for rest of regular season during MLB inquiry

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell will sit out the rest of the regular season while Major League Baseball investigates domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. MLB and the players’ association …



Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo dressed and ready to go on team flight

Unusual scheduling spawned even more atypical travel attire for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The three-time All-Star wore a uniform, complete with a blue jersey and gray pants, on …



UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

MLB capsules: David Bote hits another winning HR, Cubs beat Reds 3-2 in 10th

Rookie David Bote struck again, connecting in the 10th inning for a game-ending home run that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday for their third …


MLB roundup: Cubs turn record-tying 7 double plays, beat Pirates 1-0

The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night, including a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David …


Cubs place Mike Montgomery on DL, move Tyler Chatwood back to rotation

Left-hander Mike Montgomery has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs, and Tyler Chatwood will return to the rotation and start Saturday night against the Pittsburgh …


MLB roundup: Ryan Zimmerman powers Nationals past Jon Lester, Cubs

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Chicago Cubs get LHP Cole Hamels in trade with Texas Rangers

The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran left-hander Cole Hamels from the Texas Rangers on Friday for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. The …


Cubs’ Kris Bryant on disabled list with inflamed shoulder

The Chicago Cubs have placed third baseman Kris Bryant on the 10-day disabled list because of an inflamed left shoulder. This is Bryant’s second stint on the DL. The injury …


Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter hits 3 HRs, 2 doubles in 6 innings

Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings for the St. Louis Cardinals, then was pulled from the game against the Chicago Cubs. Carpenter went …


Jason Heyward helps Cubs beat Cardinals 9-6 in return from All-Star break

Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 in baseball’s first game after the …


MLB roundup: Tyler Mahle in control, Reds continue dominance over Cubs

Tyler Mahle tossed one-run ball into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged the Cubs 3-2 on Friday for their fifth straight victory over Chicago.


Cubs prospect Oscar De La Cruz gets 80-game drug suspension

Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended 80 games under Major League Baseball’s drug program. The 23-year-old right-hander tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic and masking …


Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish has setback in bullpen session

Yu Darvish won’t be rejoining the Chicago Cubs’ rotation this weekend after sustaining a setback during a bullpen session on Thursday.


MLB roundup: Jon Lester leads Cubs past Dodgers

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MLB capsules: Jon Lester, Cubs 1-hit Pirates for 11th win in 13 games

Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter, and the Cubs took advantage of a first-inning slip by center fielder Starling Marte in a 2-0 victory Saturday over the …


MLB: Anthony Rizzo’s slide not dirty, it was illegal

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo’s slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. So does Maddon’s superstar first …


MLB to Cubs’ Ben Zobrist: Stop wearing black cleats

Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats.


Chiacgo Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon hopes Kris Bryant will return on Saturday

Cubs manager Joe Maddon hopes slugger Kris Bryant will return to Chicago’s lineup for Saturday’s game against Milwaukee.


Yankees top Forbes’ most valuable franchise list

The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball at an estimated value of $4 billion, according to Forbes.


Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too. The popular 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the Final Four switched sports and threw out a first …


Mariners beat Cubs as Felix Hernandez goes 3.2 innings in final spring start and Jean Segura gets three hits

Hernandez allowed one run in 3.2 innings as the Mariners went on to blow out a split-squad Cubs team.


His heart in Florida, Anthony Rizzo rejoins Cubs after mournful trip

After last week’s deadly shooting rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo knew he must immediately go home. “Numb” is how he …