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  • Cubs positioned for more deals

    Cubs positioned for more deals
    WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects. That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
  • Angels' Mike Trout, Dodgers' Yasiel Puig get love in All-Star vote

    Angels' Mike Trout, Dodgers' Yasiel Puig get love in All-Star vote
    Everyone loves Mike Trout. There was no mystery in his selection to the All-Star game on Sunday. Trout got more fan votes than any player in the major leagues except Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. And, in the ultimate sign of respect among his...
  • Yankees' Jeter heads All-Star selections

    Yankees' Jeter heads All-Star selections
    Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
  • Jason McLeod wants to see Cubs' rebuild through

    Jason McLeod wants to see Cubs' rebuild through
    BOSTON — The chance to run his hometown team wasn't as attractive at this time for Jason McLeod as the opportunity — he hopes — to watch many prospects blossom into major league stars. McLeod told reporters Monday that he will remain...
  • Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers

    Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers
    The trades of Scott Feldman and Matt Garza last July created opportunities for the Cubs' Chris Rusin and Jake Arrieta. This season, it appears at least three pitchers will get chances to prove their value to the Cubs in the wake of the trade that sent...
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote
    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Cub Samardzija wins his debut with A's

    Ex-Cub Samardzija wins his debut with A's
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as planned. Samardzija gave up one-out singles to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and left...
  • Cubs' Barney deals with reduced role like a pro

    Cubs' Barney deals with reduced role like a pro
    Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney has gone about his business quietly and professionally, despite a reduced role this season. "We know that he is a former Gold Glover. We know that he carries himself defensively on the field very well," manager Rick...