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Chris Volstad

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  • Angels decline to extend contract to pitcher Jerome Williams

    Angels decline to extend contract to pitcher Jerome Williams
    The Angels informed veteran right-hander Jerome Williams Monday afternoon that they will not be tendering him a contract for 2014, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Williams is now a free...
  • Angels' signing of Chris Volstad could affect Hanson, Williams

    Angels' signing of Chris Volstad could affect Hanson, Williams
    The Angels have agreed to terms with starting pitcher Chris Volstad, 27, on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, an early off-season move that might not bode well for the future of pitchers Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson...
  • Angels sign left-hander Wade LeBlanc to minor-league contract

    The Angels signed Wade LeBlanc, a veteran left-hander who was released by baseball’s two worst teams -- Miami and Houston -- last season, to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. LeBlanc has a 20-32 career record and 4....
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
  • Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority

    Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority
    A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer. The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
  • Quick, someone wake Theo and tell him to dump Marmol

    Quick, someone wake Theo and tell him to dump Marmol
    Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired. Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans. Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
  • Patrick Kane parties in Madison, MTV series begins filming in Chicago, Hannibal Buress thanks Allende at Comedy Awards

    Patrick Kane parties in Madison, MTV series begins filming in Chicago, Hannibal Buress thanks Allende at Comedy Awards
    Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he...
  • Marlins' bullpen crumbles as Reds rally for win

    Marlins' bullpen crumbles as Reds rally for win
    A sellout crowd was on hand Saturday for Joey Votto Bobblehead Night at Great American Ball Park, but for seven innings Marlins starter Josh Johnson had them sitting on their hands. That changed in a hurry when the Marlins bullpen, which was handed a 3-0...
  • Marlins hope to keep Phillies within striking distance

    MIAMI GARDENS Coming off a disastrous home stand that has seen them lose ground to the Phillies, the Marlins head to Philadelphia Tuesday hoping to keep the division leaders within striking distance. "We know that Philly is tough and that they are in...
  • Marlins drop struggling Hanley Ramirez (.201) to sixth in lineup

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is trying anything in an attempt to break the Marlins free-fall. And that includes continuous tinkering with the lineup, which is how Hanley Ramirez ended up in the sixth spot Saturday, the first time since his rookie...
  • Infante, Coghlan both in lineup Sunday

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he feared the worst when he saw second baseman Omar Infante grab the hamstring on the back of his right leg when leaving the batter's box in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. "Right off the bat that is two or three...
  • Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification

    Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification
    This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub. See? Told you it was too easy. But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...