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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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Zobrist looks to re-establish presence at camp
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Most Cubs fans will want to how see skinny Kyle Schwarber is or watch new closer Brandon Morrow or check out promising pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay this spring. The player to watch may be veteran Ben Zobrist, who is coming off a season he’d rather forget and seems to be a player without a job.

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Cubs announce 2018 season TV schedule
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The Chicago Cubs announced their 2018 regular-season television schedule Tuesday, featuring broadcasts from NBC Sports Chicago, WGN-TV and WLS-TV/ABC 7.

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Maddon emphasizing energy and enthusiasm
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By the time Joe Maddon completes his cross-country drive and parks his RV in Mesa, Ariz., he should have his 2018 theme set. Whether he picked up any additional pitchers along the way remains to be seen. This spring, the Cubs players will spend a lot of time on introductions to new coaches Jim Hickey […]

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Cubs reportedly sign Bourjos to Minors deal
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The Cubs have reportedly signed outfielder Peter Bourjos to a Minor League contract. The deal was not confirmed by the club.

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Rizzo helps illuminate former high school field
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo helped raise more than $100,000 to install modern lighting at his high school’s baseball field at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Gimenez downplays role as lure for Darvish
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The last time catcher Chris Gimenez talked to free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish, the two playfully imagined being teammates on the Cubs.

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Hoyer: Cubs won't act based on rivals' moves
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Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Friday that he expected the Brewers to be aggressive this offseason but that the division rival’s recent moves won’t alter Chicago’s plans.

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