After a season of mostly empty ballparks in Chicago, the famed marquee at Wrigley Field said it all.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 4:46 am
Signed to a $6.2 million, two-year contract after six seasons in Japan, the 28-year-old right-hander allowed a three-run homer in the first inning of his initial spring start against the Chicago White Sox last week. He worked two innings, both of them cut short before the third out because of high pitch counts. After his three innings against the Cubs, Arihara went to the bullpen to throw additional pitches to get him up to 50 for the day.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 4:31 am
A goose flew onto the outfield at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz. during a game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks. SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A goose took a gander at spring training on Sunday when it interrupted a game in Scottsdale between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 12:30 am
Officers found Jeffrey Goldbach with a gunshot wound after responding to a shooting in the 7600 block of Cedar Chase Drive in northern Guilford County at about 9:25 p.m. Goldbach was taken by ambulance to a local hospital but died as a result of his injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 11:50 pm
Kohei Arihara finished what he started this time. The Texas Rangers newcomer bounced back from a shaky spring training debut, pitching three solid innings Monday in a 9-0, seven-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs. Arihara retired his final seven batters, setting down Ian Happ, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant to end his outing.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 11:36 pm
With runners on first and second and one out, Joc Pederson singled in Anthony Rizzo [VIDEO]. Nice hitting by Joc, who is batting . with a 1.409 OPS this spring, and good baserunning by Anthony Rizzo.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 11:30 pm
The left fielder was struck in the face by a fastball a year ago, and now finds himself having to earn his playing time in 2021.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 11:19 pm
Javier Bez’s three-run shot was part of a five-run fifth inning for the Cubs.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 10:11 pm
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross said Monday that reliever Pedro Strop has not tested positive for COVID-19 and could be back in camp either Tuesday or Wednesday. Strop was isolated from camp in Mesa, Ariz. Sunday after violating MLB’s COVID-19 protocols, reportedly for dining indoors with players from the Cleveland Indians.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 10:01 pm
Jake Arrieta returned to the mound in a Chicago Cubs uniform Sunday afternoon at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., kicking off his second act in Chicago. Whether this is the beginning of the new Jake or the end of old Jake is yet to be determined, but if the Cubs hope to prove most of the experts wrong in 2021, Arrieta will have to be a big reason. Arrieta, who turned 35 on Saturday, …
Posted: March 8, 2021, 2:37 am
Mar. 7—Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington continued to add arms to the organizational pitching pool by trading for former heralded pitching prospect Duane Underwood Jr. from the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The 26-year-old Underwood three times was listed among the Cubs’ top 10 prospects by MLB.com, peaking at No. 4 in 2015 — three years after the right-hander was a second-round pick …
Posted: March 8, 2021, 1:02 am
Hitting bombs is more tiring than you think
Posted: March 7, 2021, 8:50 pm
SNY’s Jim Duquette on what he thinks it would take for the Mets or Yankees to acquire Cubs Kris Bryant in a trade on Baseball Night in NY
Posted: March 7, 2021, 12:33 am
Kris Bryant began most mornings at spring training last year answering questions from a half-dozen or so reporters, some standing in line at his locker for interviews. It started on the first day of camp when manager David Ross hinted Bryant may be the new lead-off man, and it continued almost every day for several weeks, whether the subject was labor negotiations, free agency, the Cubs’ lack …
Posted: March 6, 2021, 10:36 pm
All of Chicago came together to honor Blackhawks great Brent Seabrook after he announced the end of his playing career.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 7:56 pm
A year ago, the Dodgers gave Jimmy Nelson a one-year, $1.25-million contract hoping he’d bounce back from injury. He didn’t, but he gets a do-over.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 6:07 pm
Vanessa Bryant says she’s been motivated by her daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri since the tragic deaths of their sister Gianna and father Kobe.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 8:59 pm
The tattoo is etched in black ink on Shelby Miller’s right triceps. Go for broke. He isn’t sure exactly when he got it but believes it was sometime after he had Tommy John surgery in May 2017. The motto is emblematic of Miller’s journey since coming back from the injury. Miller established himself as one of the top young pitchers in the game during a four-year stretch with the St. Louis …
Posted: March 4, 2021, 10:30 am