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4 hrs ago | Call to the Pen

Luis Valbuena's time as a Chicago Cub coming to an end

August 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena celebrates with center fielder Ryan Sweeney his solo home scored in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

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5 hrs ago | FakeTeams

Roto Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Jorge Soler, Jimmy Rollins and others

Ray highlights some of the top fantasy performers from Tuesday's roto action, including Tim Lincecum, Jorge Soler, Gerrit Cole and others.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tim Lincecum, Jimmy Rollins, Jorge Soler, Gerrit Cole, Sergio Romo

Tue Aug 26, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Pirates OF, reigning MVP McCutchen injures ribs again

The reigning National League MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, David Wright, Daniel Murphy

ChicagoSports.com

Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

Jorge Soler runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer on the Memphis Redbirds in the sixth-inning at Principal Park in Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Chicago Cubs, Kyle Hendricks, Arismendy Alcantara

Daily Herald

Cubs prospect Soler to join team today

The Cubs will recall outfielder Soler from Class AAA Iowa, and indications are he will be activated for Wednesday night's game in Cincinnati.

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CBS Local

Preview: Cubs-Reds

When the Chicago Cubs visited Great American Ball Park last month, the Cincinnati Reds won four of five to pull within 2 1/2 games of the NL Central lead.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Travis Wood, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Johnny Cueto

Sports Media 101

Story of the Year: Cubs' Rookie Arms

Cubs 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Chicago Cubs as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Kyuji Fujikawa

Mon Aug 25, 2014

New York Post

Mets cana t afford to fall short again

A season with real expectations. Their scholarship runs out in 31 games. They face a season in which holes must be plugged, starting at shortstop.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Travis D'Arnaud

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs weekly recap: August 18-24

It was an interesting week for the Chicago Cubs. Fans got to see some things they hadn't before and got a bigger glimpse of things to come with a plethora of rookies up in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks

Cubbies Crib

Report: Cubs nixed Edwin Jackson, B.J. Upton trade

Aug 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton plays catch on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

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Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro set to return on Tuesday

Aug 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Wrigley Field.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Herald

Wadaa s effort for Cubs much appreciated

He made another big one Sunday, tossing 6⅓ innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball as the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 to sweep the three-game series at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Baltimore Orioles, Major League Baseball, Adam Jones, Neil Ramirez

Daily Herald

Miles: Much different Cubs vibe in Epsteina s 3rd year

Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel to which Epstein referred isn't an oncoming freight train after all.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Arismendy Alcantara, Jeff Samardzija, Miguel Socolovich, Jason Berken

CBS Local

Levine: Cubs Resurgent Defense Led By Rizzo

The under belly of the Chicago Cubs' improved play has been the team's defense, led by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

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Sports Media 101

Sunday Spotlight: Tennessee Smokies' of Albert Almora

Cubs 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Chicago Cubs as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Baseball by the numbers

2Sox pitchers have 510 strikeouts at home, tied with the Padres for 15th in the majors, but only 389 on the road, the fewest in baseball.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo, National League, National League Central

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs vs. Orioles Preview, Saturday 8/23, 1:20 CT

As was pointed out here the other day, the Cubs, since starting 2014 with a 13-27 mark through May 16, have been essentially a .500 team.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Cincinnati Reds, Kyle Hendricks, Bud Norris

Rant Sports

Chicago Cubs: 5 Reasons Why the 2014 Season Went South

It's not like the Chicago Cubs were expected to be any good this season. Most wise Major League Baseball followers, and even smart Cubs fans, knew this was going to be another year of dismay in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's revolution, one that if successful will eventually lead the north-siders to heights not seen since airplane travel was a dream.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, James Russell, Jeff Samardzija, Dan Straily

Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Cubs take on O's behind Kyle Hendricks

Aug 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Kyle Hendricks, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Chicago Cubs

Watkins among familiar faces on Cubs

Logan Watkins felt right at home at Wrigley Field, even though he was just called up from Triple-A Iowa.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Logan Watkins, Mike Olt, Jorge Soler, Matt Szczur, Anthony Rizzo

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