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...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated backup catcher Victor Caratini off the injury list for the final game of their series against the Reds.
CHICAGO (AP) — Taylor Davis got the comeback started with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Javier Baez finished it with a go-ahead homer in the eighth.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a broken bone in his left hand, sidelining the backup catcher for four to six weeks.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned versatile youngster Ian Happ to the minor leagues.
Manager Joe Maddon announced the decision Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With so much attention focused on Daniel Murphy's return to Washington for the first time since he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, it was his in-game replacement — David Bote — who once again tormented the Nationals.
Bote had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored in the 10th inning as the Cubs came back to beat the Nationals 6-4 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have invited veteran catcher Chris Gimenez and 18 other non-roster players to their major league spring training camp.
A nine-year veteran, Gimenez played for Chicago manager Joe Maddon when both were with Tampa Bay in 2012 and 2013 and was later a teammate of free agent pitcher Yu Darvish — a Cubs target — with the Texas Rangers.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have non-tendered right-hander Hector Rondon, parting with one of the most accomplished closers in franchise history.
Rondon is sixth on the team's career saves list with 77, all from 2014-16. The 29-year-old Venezuelan struggled in 2017 with a 4.24 ERA in 57 1/3 innings. He would have been due a raise on the $5.8 million he made this year.
CHICAGO (AP) — The cheering slowly increased as the crowd of 40,971 recognized the significance of the Chicago Cubs flag on the videoboard at Wrigley Field. The banner on top of the pole for the NL Central standings rippled in the breeze as the cheering turned into an appreciative roar.
The regular season is over. Next up for Chicago is the Washington Nationals.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ connected with a 98-mph fastball. And with one big swing, the Cubs were on their way.
Happ hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and Chicago won for the 14th time in 17 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The words did not come easy for St. Louis manager Mike Matheny after the Cardinals were eliminated from postseason contention in a 2-1, 11-inning loss to the rival Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
"This is the first time I've had to stand up here and say (it's) not going to happen," Matheny said. "We fell short of what we wanted to do."