Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo.
Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former...
Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager’s job
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening.
AP source: Joe Maddon to interview for Angels’ manager job
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy this week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press,
Cubs plan to interview David Ross, Joe Girardi next week
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs catchers Joe Girardi and David Ross will speak with the team next week about its managerial opening.
The team also plans to interview first base coach Will...
Cubs coaches Loretta, Venable being considered for manager
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs coaches Mark Loretta and Will Venable are being considered for the team's managerial opening.
Loretta and Venable join David Ross as the club's only internal candidates...
Eppler: Angels’ manager search will not be limited to Maddon
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels' abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn't all about Joe Maddon.
David Ross on list of possible candidates for Cubs manager
CHICAGO (AP) — The field of candidates to be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs is beginning to take shape.
President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday that former catcher...
Angels fire manager Ausmus after 1 poor season; Maddon next?
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Brad Ausmus has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels after just one difficult season in charge.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision to...
LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:
The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes.
Cardinals clinch NL Central; Cubs lose in Maddon’s finale
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty, Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals quickly drained any drama from a final-day playoff chase.
Manager Joe Maddon won’t be back with Cubs next season
From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning.
He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise...
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will not return next season
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will not return next season.
Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally past Cubs 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse.
Cubs’ Zobrist uncertain about playing future
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist will decide what he wants to do after the season is over.
The 38-year-old utilityman already knows how he feels about Joe Maddon's future in Chicago.
Cubs’ Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already...
Rizzo’s slam among 5 Cubs homers, Chicago rips Bucs 17-8
CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate.
Darvish fans 14, Cubs beat Padres 4-1 to keep wild-card pace
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field feeling better about their situation than they had in several days.
Yelich breaks kneecap, out for season; Brewers top Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers didn't need this kind of break.
Trying to catch up in the wild-card race, the Brewers instead saw the reigning NL MVP foul a ball off...
Báez could return if Cubs make playoffs
SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star shortstop Javier Báez could return to the Chicago Cubs if they reach the playoffs.
Báez saw a hand specialist in Chicago who confirmed the slugger has a hairline...
Brewers beat up Lester, top Cubs 8-5 to narrow WC lead
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers had a final chance this weekend to deal direct damage to the Chicago Cubs' grasp on the second NL wild card, and they didn't waste it.
Russell leaves game after hit on head by pitch
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell left Sunday's game against Milwaukee in the third inning, after he was hit on the head by a 94 mph pitch from Milwaukee's Adrian...
Yelich keys Brewers 3-2 win over the Cubs
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich's latest heroics left both managers shaking their heads. It also left the NL wild-card race tighter.
Yelich sliced an opposite-field two-out double off...
Cubs Báez has a hairline thumb fracture, status uncertain
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs star shortstop Javier Báez has a hairline fracture in his left thumb, putting the rest of his season in jeopardy.
Schwarber’s slam powers Cubs to 10-5 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber helped the Cubs put some distance between themselves and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Schwarber launched a grand slam to cap a five-run sixth inning that sent...
Cubs scratch 3B Kris Bryant with right knee soreness
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched All-Star third baseman Kris Bryant on Tuesday night when soreness in his ailing right knee flared up again.
Cubs scratch Darvish with right forearm tightness
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched scheduled starter Yu Darvish on Sunday because of right forearm tightness, sidelining the Japanese right-hander after one of his best performances with...
Cubs’ Rizzo returns after missing 4 games with tight back
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has returned to the lineup after missing the past four games because of a tight back.
He was batting cleanup Saturday against the Milwaukee...
Caratini hits 2 HRs off deGrom, Cubs beat Mets 4-1 for sweep
NEW YORK (AP) — Night after night, Victor Caratini and the Chicago Cubs kept finding ways to beat the New York Mets.
Cubs hammer Syndergaard, Kimbrel escapes in 10-7 win vs Mets
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Cubs built a lead the New York Mets simply couldn't overcome Wednesday night. Might've done the same in the National League playoff race, too.
Cubs 1B Rizzo (back) out again, may miss entire Mets series
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Rizzo remained out of the Chicago Cubs' lineup Tuesday night against the New York Mets because of tightness in his back.
Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements.
Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show.
The grinning Little Leaguers soaked in every moment.
Whoa! Rookie Aquino homers 3 more times, Reds drub Cubs 10-1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Aristides Aquino isn't keeping mementos from his prodigious power display, the one reminding everyone of another Reds outfielder who wore No. 44 and slashed homers with a...
Rizzo celebrates, Cubs beat Reds 12-5 for biggest lead
CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo's 30th birthday celebration had a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.
Rizzo had a pair of hits on his big day, Nicholas Castellanos added to his...
Happ’s slam leads Quintana, Cubs over Athletics 10-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ and José Quintana are both locked-in right now, and that's good news for the Chicago Cubs.
Happ hit his second career grand slam, Quintana tossed two-hit ball through...
Cubs sign catcher Jonathan Lucroy to plug gap behind plate.
CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon says the Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
The 33-year-old Lucroy was designated for assignment by the Angels last Friday, then cleared...
Cubs place RHP Kintzler on IL, activate RHP Strop
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have made two more changes to their banged-up bullpen, placing Brandon Kintzler on the 10-day injured list and activating Pedro Strop from the IL.
Cubs hold off A’s for wild 6-5 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Led by Javier Báez, the Chicago Cubs had enough offense Monday night to make up for the absence of Willson Contreras.
Cubs place closer Kimbrel on IL with right knee inflammation
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list Monday and announced All-Star catcher Willson Contreras will be sidelined for four weeks with a right...
Cubs’ Contreras on injured list with hamstring strain
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs All-Star catcher Willson Contreras has gone on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.
Contreras was hurt Saturday against Milwaukee while running to...
Hamels sharp in return, Almora and Cubs beat Brewers 4-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Back from a five-week stay on the injured list, Cole Hamels looked as sharp as ever.
Hamels pitched five shutout innings, Albert Almora Jr. hit a tiebreaking home run and the...
CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star catcher Willson Contreras hurt his right hamstring while running out a flyball Saturday and the Chicago Cubs are waiting to learn the extent on the injury.
David Phelps acquired by Cubs in deal with Blue Jays
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch.
As part of the trade announced Tuesday, the Blue Jays...
Schwarber hits grand slam, 3-run HR as Cubs top Brewers 11-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After losing consecutive nail-biters in a matchup of NL Central contenders, Kyle Schwarber made sure the Chicago Cubs could breathe easier in the series finale.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derek Holland was acquired by the Cubs on Friday from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named, giving the Cubs a new left-handed option out of the bullpen.
Báez, Bryant power Cubs past Giants 4-1; Lester scratched
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A whirlwind afternoon that included the demotion of struggling shortstop Addison Russell, a late change in starting pitchers, an ejection of Anthony Rizzo and an injury to...
Mejia homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep
CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Morejon started his first major league game while sometimes-starter Cal Quantrill came out of the bullpen.
Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Pirates 8-3 to complete 3-game sweep
CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders.
Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit...