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Cubs map out first ST starts for rotation arms
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The Cubs’ projected starting five will make their first Cactus League starts next week, and Jon Lester appears to be lined up to start Opening Day.

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Bote, Vosler thrilled to work with Trammell
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When Cubs prospects David Bote and Jason Vosler reported to the Arizona Fall League, they didn’t expect to get some encouragement from a soon-to-be Hall of Famer.

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Rizzo moved by response to high school tragedy
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All Major League Baseball teams were wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday to honor the victims killed at the Parkland, Fla., high school on Feb. 14. Anthony Rizzo, who is not scheduled to play in the Cubs’ Spring Training opener against the Brewers, was wearing it for the workout on Friday. The Cubs will […]

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Happ gets first look at leadoff spot in opener
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Let the competition begin. Ian Happ was the Cubs’ leadoff man Friday in the Cactus League opener and is one of at least four players who will be tested there this spring.

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Can Caratini crack Cubs as backup catcher?
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Manager Joe Maddon joked that this Spring Training will be more about the coaches than the players as new staff members match faces to names and learn the roster. But there are roster decisions to be made as well and some players to keep an eye on.

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Top 30 Prospects list reflects focus on pitching
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After graduating all those talented hitters to the big leagues — and trading two of the top five prospects on MLB Pipeline’s current Top 100 list in Jimenez and Gleyber Torres — the Cubs are trying to develop some pitching. Three of their best four prospects are international right-handers: Adbert Alzolay, Oscar de la Cruz […]

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Schwarber, Happ expected for Cubs' ST opener
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Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ are expected to play in the Cubs’ first Cactus League game on Friday against their National League Central rivals, the Brewers. Left-hander Michael Roth, a non-roster invitee who has pitched for the Angels and Rangers, is scheduled to start.

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Contreras earning respect as young leader
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When Cubs pitcher Jon Lester got off to a slow start last season, Willson Contreras was worried.

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Baez attentive to Maddon's wisdom
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When Joe Maddon talks, Javier Baez listens. Baez told the Cubs manager that a conversation they had last year stuck with the infielder.

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Cubs hosting Daley Plaza event for free tickets
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Cubs fans in downtown Chicago on Thursday can spend their lunch hour trying to win tickets to 2018 games.

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Children's hospital patients join Cubs at camp
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The Cubs signed four new players for one day on Tuesday, welcoming patients from Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The new additions were surprised with a trip to Spring Training.

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Ricketts eyes Series return as Cubs open camp
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Even though the Cubs won their division and reached the National League Championship Series last season, chairman Tom Ricketts said he enjoyed the 2016 season more than last year. Cubs fans can understand why, since the team ended a 108-year drought in ’16 by winning the World Series. What about this year?

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