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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Cubs plan to interview David Ross, Joe Girardi next week

Former Chicago Cubs catchers Joe Girardi and David Ross will speak with the team next week about its managerial opening.


Cubs coaches Mark Loretta, Will Venable being considered for manager

Cubs coaches Mark Loretta and Will Venable are being considered for the team’s managerial opening. Loretta and Venable join David Ross as the club’s only internal candidates to replace Joe …


MLB roundup: Cards beat Cubs 9-0 in Joe Maddon’s finale, clinch NL Central

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the regular season, using Jack Flaherty’s arm and Matt Carpenter’s bat Sunday to win their first division …


Cubs’ Theo Epstein says he is not eyeing return to Red Sox

Theo Epstein says he has no plans of returning to the Boston Red Sox. Speculation in Boston has centered on Epstein possibly replacing Dave Dombrowski, who was fired Sept. 8 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

MLB roundup: Ninth-inning homers carry Cardinals past struggling Cubs, 9-8

Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel’s first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss …


MLB roundup: Anthony Rizzo sprains ankle for Cubs, who sweep Pirates

Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from the game with a sprained right ankle, putting a damper on the Chicago Cubs’ 16-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

MLB roundup: Anthony Rizzo hits grand slam, Cubs pound Pirates 17-8

Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam, Willson Contreras had two long solo homers and the Chicago Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 victory over the …


MLB roundup: Cubs beat Padres, remain tied with Brewers for 2nd wild card

Yu Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits in six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Thursday to remain tied …


Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks, ex-Spokane Indian, says aggressive game plan key to reversing road struggles

With three weeks remaining in the season, Kyle Hendricks knows he must gain a semblance of the reliability he showed when starting Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel goes on IL; Javier Baez late scratch

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was put on the injured list with elbow inflammation ahead of a big series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kimbrel hasn’t pitched since allowing a three-run …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Felix departs after just three innings as Cubs belt Mariners, 6-1

Nicholas Castellanos homered and drove in four runs, and the Chicago Cubs celebrated the return of Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist with a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.


Justus Sheffield throws five scoreless but Seattle Mariners lose 5-1 to Chicago Cubs

Kyle Schwarber had a three-run triple to highlight a five-run seventh, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak as they rallied for a 5-1 victory over the Seattle …


Bat buddies: Kris Bryant used Pete Alonso’s bat during Mets-Cubs game

Pete Alonso made a friendly offer to Kris Bryant in June, one that gave the Cubs star an appreciation for the Mets slugger’s big heart, but even more so for …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

MLB roundup: Anthony Rendon helps Nats sweep Cubs 7-5 in 11 for 5th straight win

Anthony Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight …


MLB roundup: Jose Quintana, Cubs beat Pirates 7-1 in Williamsport

Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.


Cubs recall Addison Russell, option Albert Almora Jr. to Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs recall infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa and reinstate relief pitcher Brandont Kintzler from the 10-day disabled list. To make room, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and …


MLB capsules: Bryce Harper hits grand slam in ninth to lift Phillies past Cubs 7-5

Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Thursday night for …


Cubs sign catcher Jonathan Lucroy to plug gap behind plate

Manager Joe Maddon says the Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The 33-year-old Lucroy was designated for assignment by the Angels last Friday. The two-time All-Star is expected to …


David Phelps acquired by Chicago Cubs in deal with Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays will send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Cubs acquire Derek Holland from Giants for lefty bullpen option

Derek Holland was acquired by the Cubs from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named, giving the Cubs a new left-handed option out of the bullpen. The …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Cubs demote Addison Russell, scratch Jon Lester, bring Willson Contreras off IL

The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was sent …


Mike Montgomery reunited with Danny Duffy in return to Royals

Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy are being reunited on a pitching staff for Kansas City for the first time since 2011, when they were highly regarded left-handers in the Royals’ …


Cubs activate RHP Kyle Hendricks, send rookie Adbert Alzolay to minors

The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the injured list, clearing him to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago placed Hendricks on the injured list on June 15 …



Cubs put Cole Hamels on injured list, designate Carlos Gonzalez

The Cubs have put left-hander Cole Hamels on the injured list a day after he left a game with discomfort in his left side. They also designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros says she suffered a skull fracture. …


Cubs plan to go slowly with injured Kyle Hendricks

The Chicago Cubs plan to move slowly with Kyle Hendricks after tests confirmed the right-hander is dealing with a shoulder impingement. Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, …


Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks goes on IL with shoulder inflammation

The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The move comes a day after one of the right-hander’s worst outings of …


Cubs sign closer Craig Kimbrel to three-year deal

After missing more than one-third of a season while waiting for the right offer, Craig Kimbrel found a home with the Chicago Cubs.


Cubs’ Joe Maddon thinking ahead to using Craig Kimbrel

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is projecting how to use Craig Kimbrel, even before Chicago announces a deal with the free agent closer. Maddon thinks the 31-year-old right-hander might be ready …