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7/22/2014 | Other top prospects must wait turn for Majors

Javier Baez, the Cubs' top-ranked prospect on's list, has started at second base in four of his last five games at Triple-A Iowa. GM Jed Hoyer said the decision to move Baez from shortstop to second had nothing to do with Tuesday's decision to designate veteran Darwin Barney for assignment.

7/22/2014 | Kennedy faces Cubs looking to keep Rizzo in yard

The question for the Padres as they head into Wednesday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field is one that's also being asked around baseball: Can anyone keep Anthony Rizzo in the ballpark?

7/22/2014 | Hoyer reflects on anniversary of Garza trade

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Cubs' deal with the Rangers in which they sent Matt Garza to Texas for Justin Grimm, Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards and a player to be named later, who was Neil Ramirez.

7/22/2014 | Schierholtz named Heart and Hustle Award winner

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz as the team's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner.

7/22/2014 | Rizzo homers twice as Hendricks gets first win

Anthony Rizzo took over the National League home run lead, hitting his 24th and 25th, and rookie Arismendy Alcantara smacked his second homer to help Kyle Hendricks pick up his first Major League win and lead the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

7/22/2014 | Barney designated for assignment as Bonifacio returns

The Cubs designated 2012 Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the disabled list. They also optioned left-hander Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa and recalled right-hander Kyle Hendricks.

7/21/2014 | Maddux's work ethic, determination root of success

Greg Maddux said he never thought much about his place in history or the Hall of Fame. But he'll enter Cooperstown on Sunday as a slam-dunk selection, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.

7/21/2014 | Rizzo earns NL Player of the Week nod

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came out of the All-Star Break on a tear, and he has been named the National League Player of the Week for his efforts in the first series of the second half.

7/21/2014 | Uecker recalls life-saving moment at Wrigley

A game at Wrigley Field may have saved Bob Uecker's life. The Brewers broadcaster doesn't remember the exact day, but he does recall that he was in the radio booth at Wrigley in September 2009, covering a game between Chicago and Milwaukee. Ryan Theriot was the batter, and Uecker said that suddenly, he couldn't see.

7/21/2014 | Scoreboard operators part of rich Wrigley tradition

From different vantage points, Darryl Wilson and Rick Fuhs have seen the most memorable moments of Wrigley Field's last 20-plus years, from Sammy Sosa's home runs to Kerry Wood's 20 strikeouts.

7/20/2014 | Hendricks set for second MLB start, Wrigley debut

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has already survived his first Major League challenge -- he was serviceable in his July 10 MLB debut in Cincinnati, surrendering four runs in six innings while dealing with a tight strike zone. Now, Hendricks will move on to his second challenge -- his first career start at Wrigley Field in Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres, who will counter with Eric Stults.

7/20/2014 | Rizzo's awe-inspiring grab backfires on Cubs

Anthony Rizzo made a tremendous catch of Aaron Hill's popup during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the D-backs, but it may have been better for the Cubs if he didn't.

7/20/2014 | Wada pegged to start Wednesday vs. Padres

Tsuyoshi Wada will start Wednesday against the Padres at Wrigley Field, filling the second vacancy in the Cubs' rotation created by the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

7/20/2014 | Wood spiraling due to 'frustrating' lack of command

Travis Wood has not looked like the same pitcher he was last season, and the Cubs left-hander knows it. So does pitching coach Chris Bosio. Command has been the major issue.

7/20/2014 | Trade impact still reverberating in Cubs clubhouse

The Cubs not only lost two starting pitchers but two players who made an impact in the clubhouse when Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded. It has taken some time to adjust.

7/20/2014 | Ruggiano riding high as playing time grows

t's pretty simple, really. More regular at-bats and more playing time usually ends in better results. Justin Ruggiano is proof of that.

7/20/2014 | Cubs edged despite Rizzo dazzling with glove, bat

Anthony Rizzo matched his career high in home runs with his 23rd on Sunday and made an incredible acrobatic catch -- though it cost the Cubs the tie-breaking run as Chicago fell, 3-2, to the D-backs on Sunday at Chase Field.

7/19/2014 | Wada, Straily give Cubs options for fifth starter

Cubs manager Rick Renteria was not ready to name a fifth starter on Saturday, but one pitcher in the mix is left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who struck out 10 for the third time this season at Iowa on Friday.

7/19/2014 | Olt, Lake enduring growing pains at plate

Mike Olt and Junior Lake had first halves to forget. Olt does lead all National League rookies with 12 home runs, but entering Saturday, he was batting .144 while Lake was batting .218. Cubs manager Rick Renteria hasn't given up on either player.

7/19/2014 | Renteria voices support for embattled Jackson

On Friday, Edwin Jackson opened the second half with 5 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks, and did not get a decision. After the game, Renteria complimented Jackson, who has garnered some ire through his struggles over the last year and a half.

7/19/2014 | Renteria keeping trade speculation on back burner

The Cubs jumped the market by making a blockbuster trade on July 4. The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, and manager Rick Renteria was asked if he expected another move.

7/19/2014 | Arrieta looks to continue stellar campaign in finale

Jake Arrieta will make his first start following the break on Sunday against righty Josh Collmenter as the D-backs and Cubs wrap up the three-game weekend set. Arizona will be looking to complete the sweep over cellar-dwelling Chicago.

7/19/2014 | Wood can't find remedy for road woes as Cubs fall

Travis Wood's road struggles continued Saturday as he allowed seven runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings to the D-backs, who pulled away for a 9-3 victory over the Cubs at Chase Field.

7/19/2014 | Top prospects continue tear as Baez, Bryant homer

Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, the Cubs' top two prospects, each homered for the second straight night Friday as Triple-A Iowa defeated Round Rock, 4-1.

7/18/2014 | Hendricks to fill one of two openings in rotation

Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs' Minor League pitcher of the year last season, will be slotted into the fourth spot in the rotation, starting Tuesday as the team tries to fill the vacancies created by the July 4 trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

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