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Darvish was Cubs' primary offseason target
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The Cubs welcomed Yu Darvish to their Spring Training facility on Tuesday.

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Cubs enter spring eyeing another October run
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The position players are set. There’s a new closer. And there’s going to be a new starter in camp in Yu Darvish. The emphasis this spring for Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be making sure they have enough depth to get to the postseason for a fourth straight year.

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Hey, Yu! Teammates eager to meet newest Cub
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Anthony Rizzo was happy about the Yu Darvish news, although the pitcher needs to pass a physical before officially joining the Cubs. If all goes well, Darvish will be on the field Wednesday when Cubs pitchers and catchers have their first workout.

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NLCS rubber match? Stacking up Cubs, LA
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So many things can get in the way — randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League — meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage.

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Dawson embracing return to Cubs
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Hall of Famer Andre Dawson wants to end his baseball career as a member of the Cubs, a possibility that exists now that he’s back in the organization as an ambassador.

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Darvish fulfills Theo's desire to add pitching
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At the end of last season, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein acknowledged his team needed more pitching. He even said he was willing to move some of the Cubs’ young position players to get it. Instead, the Cubs were able to hang onto their talented core. The team’s pitchers and catchers will hold […]

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Justice: Yu gives Cubs edge in NL Central
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While the Brewers and Cardinals have had very nice offseasons, the Cubs’ reported signing of Yu Darvish positions them to win a third straight National League Central championship.

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Gimenez thrilled to reunite with Darvish
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Catcher Chris Gimenez, who just a few weeks ago signed with the Cubs, got a call from his agent Saturday congratulating him on Chicago also adding his former Texas batterymate Yu Darvish.

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Sources: Darvish, Cubs agree to 6-year deal
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Yu Darvish is headed to the Cubs. Darvish and the Cubs agreed to a six-year deal on Saturday that guarantees the right-hander $126 million, two sources told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi and Carrie Muskat. The Cubs could not immediately confirm the signing because it was pending a physical exam.

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Late addition could help finalize Cubs' roster
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The Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day roster appears set, but the defending NL Central champs have a few questions left to be answered.

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Heyward works with new coach Davis on swing
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New Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis wanted to call outfielder Jason Heyward this offseason to introduce himself. But as Davis was scrolling down the alphabetical list of names, he mistakenly linked pitcher Kyle Hendricks’ name to Heyward’s number. Davis left a message, saying, “Hey, are you ready to work?”

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Cubs reportedly win arbitration case with Grimm
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The Cubs’ first arbitration hearing of the Theo Epstein era went the team’s way on Thursday, when a panel of judges reportedly ruled against reliever Justin Grimm in setting his salary for 2018.

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