Chicago Cubs

Almora Jr. showcasing glove with help from friends
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If you see Albert Almora Jr. and Dexter Fowler talking a lot in the outfield, that’s a good thing. Fowler is helping position the Cubs’ rookie, who made his presence felt in left field on Friday night with two stellar defensive plays.

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Hammel not sharp in opener, bats quiet
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The Braves may have the opposite record of the Cubs and rank last in the Major Leagues in home runs. Bud Norris may have lost his spot in the rotation earlier this season, but on Friday night at Turner Field, Atlanta out-slugged and out-pitched Chicago. Adonis Garcia and Tyler Flowers hit back-to-back home runs — […]

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Rizzo late scratch on Friday with stiff back
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First baseman Anthony Rizzo was a late scratch from Friday’s Cubs lineup because of a stiff back.

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Cubs draft Killebrew's grandson in 6th round
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One thing stood out to Cal State Fullerton pitching coach Jason Dietrich the first time he saw right-hander Chad Hockin pitch in high school.

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Cubs jump into Draft, load up on college arms
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The Cubs finally joined the party that is Major League Baseball’s 2016 Draft on Friday after sitting out Day 1 because of offseason free-agent signings.

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Sitting out Day 1, Cubs ready for third round
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The first two rounds of the MLB Draft came and went Thursday evening without a single Cubs selection, the byproduct of two offseason free-agent signings.

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Draft Tracker: Follow every Cubs pick
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Stay up to the minute with live Draft results, including player info, scouting video, sortable data and more on every selection for all three days.

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Cubs acquire Coghlan from A's for Alcantara
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The Cubs have brought outfielder Chris Coghlan back into the fold, acquiring him Thursday from the A’s in exchange for infielder Arismendy Alcantara.

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Cubs' Szczur appears in hometown of Philly
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Matt Szczur grew up in Cape May, New Jersey, a small resort town in South Jersey about an hour and a half outside of Philadelphia. When he jogged to first base to pinch-run for Jorge Soler on Monday night, it was the first time he’d seen the field in front of his hometown fans.

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Fowler surges to lead in NL outfield voting
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The second National League 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update was released on Wednesday, and the Cubs are represented proportionate to their status as the top team in baseball.

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Cubs take hot hurling into Atlanta for weekend set
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The Cubs will look to continue a strong stretch of starting pitching when they open a weekend series in Atlanta on Friday behind Jason Hammel. Bud Norris will take the hill for the Braves at Turner Field.

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Lackey spins gem as Cubs rout Phils in finale
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The Cubs were too good to leave Citizens Bank without a series victory. Right-hander John Lackey ensured they got one Wednesday afternoon in an 8-1 win over the Phillies.

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