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Wood, Zambrano off HOF ballot; Sosa drops
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Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano had great seasons with the Cubs, but the two pitchers did not garner enough votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot.

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Gimenez deal indicates Cubs serious about Yu
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The Cubs agreed to a Minor League deal with catcher Chris Gimenez as they try to land Yu Darvish, the top arm on the free-agent market. Not to slight the 35-year-old Gimenez’s attractiveness, but it’s probably not a coincidence that the Cubs left the job backing up Willson Contreras open until talks with Darvish got […]

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Source: Cubs ink Gimenez to Minors deal
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A source confirmed reports that the Cubs have signed Chris Gimenez, 35, to a Minor League deal with an invitation to big league Spring Training.

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Russell full-steam ahead with '18 goals in mind
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Addison Russell will celebrate his 24th birthday on Tuesday, and the Cubs’ shortstop has big plans for the upcoming year.

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Cubs announce 2018 spring broadcast schedule
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Nearly every Chicago Cubs Spring Training game will be available to Cubs fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club today announced its 2018 Spring Training broadcast schedule.

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Inbox: Will Montgomery get chance to start?
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Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers fans’ questions about Mike Montgomery, Albert Almora Jr., the outfield, pitching prospects and more in the latest Cubs Inbox.

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Cubs announce Minor League coordinators
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The Cubs on Thursday announced the club’s Minor League coordinators for the 2018 season.

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Cubs set training staff, Minor League coaches
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The Chicago Cubs today announced their major league training staff and minor league managers/coaching staffs for the 2018 season. The organization this season has added a second Arizona Rookie League team in Mesa, giving the Cubs seven minor league clubs domestically and two in the Dominican Republic.

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Caratini among top 10 catcher prospects
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The Cubs have yet to add a backup catcher to Willson Contreras. They may have that person already on the roster in Victor Caratini.

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Duensing reportedly re-signs with Cubs
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The Cubs and left-handed reliever Brian Duensing are reuniting after the two sides agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

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By the book: Maples seeks 'pen role with Cubs
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Dillon Maples was sitting at a Starbucks in Memphis on Aug. 31, reading about George Washington, when Cubs player development director Jaron Madison interrupted him. Triple-A Iowa’s game against the Redbirds had been called because of the weather. An avid reader, Maples’ plan was to hunker down in one of the coffee shop’s comfortable chairs […]

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Hughes named Illinois co-sportscaster of year
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Cubs radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes was named the 2017 Illinois co-sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association on Tuesday.

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