Cubs acquire LHP Andrew Chafin from the D-Backs

AP Photo/David Zalubowski Chafin is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in 11 games this season, but owns a career 3.68 ERA in seven seasons in Arizona. The Cubs have a trade-deadline addition by acquiring left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin from the Arizona D-backs, according to multiple reports. Chafin is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in 11 […]

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Is Craig Kimbrel returning to form? Latest results suggest he might be.

AP Photo/David Banks Kimbrel has throw three consecutive scoreless innings, striking out seven and walking just one. The right-hander’s fastball has reached 98 MPH in those outings. Did Craig Kimbrel ever doubt he could be “the guy” again? His answer is simple, “Absolutely not.” Kimbrel hasn’t hid from the fact that he’s struggled to start […]

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Top takeaways from Cubs series win over the Cardinals

AP Photo/David Banks The Cubs defeated the Cardinals, 4-2, to split Wednesday’s doubleheader and take three games from their NL Central rival. The Cubs had to battle with five games in three days with the Cardinals. While they split Wednesday’s doubleheader, ending the day with a 4-2 win in Game 2, they did manage to […]

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Ian Happ becoming a legitimate lead-off option for Cubs

AP Photo/David Banks Happ is hitting .353 (5-for-14) with three homers, four RBIs and four walks in five game’s as the Cubs’ lead-off man. https://chorus.voxmedia.com/compose/5a10c61f-89c5-4f35-9842-7ee2c64b38db By Russell Dorsey The Cubs offense has been searching for consistency over the last few games and with third baseman Kris Bryant out of the lineup while he receives treatment […]

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Cubs place RHP Tyler Chatwood on 10-day injured list with mid-back strain

AP Photo/David Banks Cubs recall right-hander Jason Adam from alternate site South Bend. Right-hander Jharel Cotton has been designated for assignment to make room on 40-man roster. The Cubs placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 13, with a mid-back strain. Chatwood missed his scheduled start on Friday after experiencing […]

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Cubs’ Tyler Chatwood scratched from start vs. Brewers with mid-back tightness

AP Photo/David Banks The Cubs’ right-hander is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA this season, but allowed just one run over his first two starts. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood was scratched from his start on Friday against the Brewers with mid-back tightness. The Cubs say he’s considered day-to-day. Right-hander Alec Mills will make the start in his […]

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Tyler Chatwood dazzles, Ks 8 in season debut

AP Photo/David Banks The right-hander went 4 2/3 innings before allowing his first hit. Tyler Chatwood joked with manager David Ross that he shouldn’t have let Kyle Hendricks finish the game on Opening Day, because the outing would be hard to match. While Chatwood’s performance in the Cubs’ 9-1 win over the Brewers wasn’t a […]

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Cubs’ offense erupts in series victory over Brewers

AP Photo/David Banks The Cubs launch three homers in Sunday’s 9-1 victory. Ian Happ and Anthony Rizzo each add their second homer of the season. Cubs hitters hadn’t seen the results from their approach at the plate before Sunday and despite working counts and battling in at-bats through the season’s first two games, the offense […]

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Stick to sports? Cubs sticking to walking the walk in fight against racism, inequality

AP Photo/David Banks Cubs players and coaches wore T-shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” during pregame warmups. The Cubs have been out in front of Major League Baseball’s efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement and stand with their players and coaches to fight racial injustice and inequality. On Friday, Cubs players and coaches […]

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Blackhawks star rookie Dominik Kubalik named Calder Trophy finalist

Dominik Kubalik led all NHL rookies with 30 goals this season. | AP Photo/David Zalubowski Kubalik scored 30 goals in 68 games this season, 10 more than any other rookie. Dominik Kubalik’s out-of-the-blue rookie explosion received a major accolade Wednesday. The 24-year-old Blackhawks forward was named one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy, the […]

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