Inside the Cubs
The Cubs’ top pitching prospect, C.J. Edwards, is scheduled to have an MRI on his ailing right shoulder Friday morning after being examined by team orthopedist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on Thursday. Team officials said it was too early to speculate on the extent of the possible injury. Edwards, who pitched a season-high six innings in
Wrigley Field celebrated its 100th birthday on Wednesday. For the most part, it was a joyous occasion. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig showed up. Some former Cubs greats were there. Even a few Bears legends appeared. The day was really something to behold. The players wore 1914 throwback uniforms. Scorecards were made to look old. Fans
From Hall of Famer Billy Williams to former Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, the Friendly Confines is more than just a stadium for many players who have played on the field.
NEW YORK – Tonight against the Cubs the Yankees’ Michael Pineda makes his first start since stirring debate and controversy over the pine-tar-looking substance all over his pitching hand during a six-inning, seven-strikeout performance against the Red Sox on Thursday. And the Cubs are very aware of it. “A lot’s been made of that,”
Outfielder Darnell McDonald, who retired this month after failing to make big-league club out of spring training, has been hired by the Cubs front office as a baseball operations assistant. In his new role, McDonald, 35, “will visit the club’s affiliates to work with the minor-league players on and off the field, evaluate amateur players
Top prospect Javy Baez’s first month with Class AAA Iowa isn’t getting any easier. Less than a week after an ejection and altercation with a teammate, Baez went on the 7-day disabled list this weekend after turning his ankle Friday while taking fielding practice. The power-hitting shortstop, who opened the season on a 0-for-9 skid,
ST. LOUIS – Justin Grimm has always seen himself as a starting pitcher. Until the Texas Rangers traded him to the Cubs last summer, all 18 of his appearances last year were in the starting role, all but one in the big leagues. “Then I showed up [for spring training], and they said they