Anthony Rizzo Starting at Designated Hitter for NL in All-Star Game

The starting pitchers and lineups for Tuesday’s All-Star Game were released Monday afternoon. And Anthony Rizzo is in the starting lineup for the National League. Bruce Bochy tabbed him as the NL’s designated hitter. Anthony Rizzo will bat sixth in Bochy’s starting lineup. Zack Greinke will start the Midsummer Classic for the National League and […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs in the Post-Season Picture at the All-Star Break and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs ended the first half on a positive note with a win over the White Sox and improved to 47-40 on the season. A win-loss record at the All-Star break most would have been more than satisfied with when pitchers and catchers reported in February. The Cubs will spend the break with the fifth […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Win, An MVP, Top 10 Prospects and Rumors

The Cubs wrapped up the weekend and the first half with a win over the South Side in what was a typically busy three days heading into the break. Jake Arrieta had a career-first while completing his second game of the season. Kyle Schwarber went home and made headlines on the National stage. Carl Edwards […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Prospects Kyle Schwarber and Carl Edwards Jr. Set for All-Star Futures Game

Two of the Cubs’ top prospects will be on the National stage Sunday afternoon at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Kyle Schwarber is in the starting lineup, batting third and catching for the U.S. Team and Carl Edwards Jr. is scheduled to be the seventh pitcher used by skipper Ken Griffey Sr. Kyle Schwarber finished […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: OF Gerardo Parra

Much of the focus of rumors over the past month or so for the Cubs has revolved around pitching. With Dexter Fowler currently on a two-month slump and his slash line down to .228/.306/.369 for the season, the club has realized their need for a more reliable left-handed hitting outfielder who is capable of also […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez and Tommy La Stella Have Resumed Baseball Activities and Other Cubs News

Not long after the team announced Jason Hammel was penciled in to make his next start and he is not expected to miss any time after the MRI on his left hamstring did not reveal any damage, the Cubs provided updates on Javier Baez and Tommy La Stella. Baez and La Stella have resumed “some […]


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Cubs Receive Good News on Jason Hammel, Not Expected to Miss Any Time

According to multiple reports, the MRI on Jason Hammel’s left hamstring came back positive and he is expected to avoid the disabled list. The MRI did not reveal any damage, structural issues or strain. Jason Hammel is expected to make his next start after the break. The Cubs will move him back a couple of […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon is the Players’ Choice in Managers Survey and Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs get back to work on Friday afternoon with the last three games before the All-Star break. And thanks to the schedule makers, the Cubs wrap up what is viewed as the first half of the season with three against the White Sox. The Cubs enter play Friday tied for the fourth best winning […]


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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant Set for the Home Run Derby and Other Cubs News and Rumors

This year’s Home Run Derby became a must-see event when it was announced Wednesday afternoon that both Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant will compete in the event. Major League Baseball released the list of sluggers that will participate in this year’s Derby: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson, Prince Fielder, Todd Frazier, Manny Machado, Joc […]


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Rafael Soriano Completes Second Outing for Double-A Tennessee

Two days after making his organizational debut, RHP Rafael Soriano made his second relief appearance Wednesday night for Double-A Tennessee. Rafael Soriano pitched the eighth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Birmingham Barons. Soriano faced the minimum after issuing a walk to the leadoff hitter. Soriano retired Nick Delmonico on a pop out to […]


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