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Javier Baez

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  • Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve

    Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve
    DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Baez's standing as the top...
  • Rangers' Gallo homers as U.S. wins Futures Game

    The Sports Xchange Rangers' Gallo homers as U.S. wins Futures Game Joey Gallo, a slugging Texas Rangers prospect, hit a two-run, sixth-inning homer Sunday that was the difference as the U.S. team beat the World team 3-2 in the Futures Game in...
  • Young Cubs fall to Reds as streak reaches 6 games

     Young Cubs fall to Reds as streak reaches 6 games
    CINCINNATI — Youth is being served on the Cubs' roster. But latest arrivals Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks would like to be more than appetizers before the likes of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez arrive. Alcantara displayed...
  • Cubs' Alcantara makes debut at second

    Cubs' Alcantara makes debut at second
    CINCINNATI -- It will be a two-day audition, at most, for Arismendy Alcantara. But this could be the start of more than just a peek at what could be a special piece to the Chicago Cubs' future. Alcantara will make his major league debut Wednesday...
  • Cubs' history of losing doesn't faze newcomer Russell

    Cubs' history of losing doesn't faze newcomer Russell
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A few hours before Monday's game at Regions Field, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler engaged in an intense game of Ping-Pong in the visitor's clubhouse. The game was broken up before they could finish, but the two Cubs prospects...
  • With Cubs fans, Rizzo likes his chances in Final Vote

    With Cubs fans, Rizzo likes his chances in Final Vote
    CINCINNATI — In his quest to win the Final Vote for the last spot on the National League All-Star team, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo believes he might have a trump card. That's the universe-wide legion of Cubs fans. "The Cubs have been a big...
  • Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure

     Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure
    WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics. "This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein sees 'light at end of tunnel' after latest deal

    Cubs' Theo Epstein sees 'light at end of tunnel' after latest deal
    Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros. A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs. "OK, they didn't get...
  • A Cubs trade to remember

    A Cubs trade to remember
    Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence. Even if that’s...
  • Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot

    Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday. This also could serve as an audition...
  • Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'

    Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'
    In the eighth inning Friday night against Northwest Arkansas, Midland Rockhounds manager Aaron Nieckula felt his trainer tap him on the shoulder. A text message from A's management carried news about prized shortstop Addison Russell that traveled...