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Chris Volstad

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  • Starters' early exits difficult to overcome

    Starters' early exits difficult to overcome
    What was supposed to be the Marlins' strength has been a surprising liability. In the span of seven consecutive losses to division rivals Washington and Philadelphia through Monday, Marlins pitching had a National League worst 6.60 ERA and .317...
  • Ex-pitcher Bogusevic's timing issues make for rough spring

    Ex-pitcher Bogusevic's timing issues make for rough spring
    JUPITER – The timing was right when the Astros asked Brian Bogusevic to transition from pitcher to position player. His timing at the plate with the Marlins is not. "It was something I wanted to do," said Bogusevic, whose Grapefruit League average...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    What is all the hand-wringing about Theo Epstein lately? Wasn't this expected? The Cubs needed a complete overhaul and Epstein is in the demolition phase. He seems to be ahead of schedule. We now know that Bryan LaHair can hit, Jeff Samardzija looks...
  • 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...
  • Mather latest to start in center for Cubs

    Mather latest to start in center for Cubs
    After hitting the Cubs' first pinch-hit homer of the season Friday, Joe Mather gets the start in center field Saturday against the Dodgers. Manager Dale Sveum also has used Tony Campana and Reed Johnson in center since the trade of Marlon Byrd to the Red...
  • 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...
  • Protesting Cubs-Sox

    Protesting Cubs-Sox
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters, If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field. If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
  • Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

    Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    1. Nationals (3): While the spotlight has been on the highly debated Stephen Strasburg decision, Davey Johnson's lineup came together in late August and rolls toward the first playoff baseball Washington has seen since 1933. Bryce Harper and friends hit...