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MLB roundup: Jose Quintana, Cubs beat Pirates 7-1 in Williamsport

Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.

Cubs recall Addison Russell, option Albert Almora Jr. to Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs recall infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa and reinstate relief pitcher Brandont Kintzler from the 10-day disabled list. To make room, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and …

MLB capsules: Bryce Harper hits grand slam in ninth to lift Phillies past Cubs 7-5

Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Thursday night for …

Cubs sign catcher Jonathan Lucroy to plug gap behind plate

Manager Joe Maddon says the Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The 33-year-old Lucroy was designated for assignment by the Angels last Friday. The two-time All-Star is expected to …

David Phelps acquired by Chicago Cubs in deal with Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays will send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract.

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Cubs acquire Derek Holland from Giants for lefty bullpen option

Derek Holland was acquired by the Cubs from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named, giving the Cubs a new left-handed option out of the bullpen. The …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Cubs demote Addison Russell, scratch Jon Lester, bring Willson Contreras off IL

The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was sent …

Mike Montgomery reunited with Danny Duffy in return to Royals

Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy are being reunited on a pitching staff for Kansas City for the first time since 2011, when they were highly regarded left-handers in the Royals’ …

Cubs activate RHP Kyle Hendricks, send rookie Adbert Alzolay to minors

The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the injured list, clearing him to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago placed Hendricks on the injured list on June 15 …

Cubs put Cole Hamels on injured list, designate Carlos Gonzalez

The Cubs have put left-hander Cole Hamels on the injured list a day after he left a game with discomfort in his left side. They also designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez …

UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros says she suffered a skull fracture. …

Cubs plan to go slowly with injured Kyle Hendricks

The Chicago Cubs plan to move slowly with Kyle Hendricks after tests confirmed the right-hander is dealing with a shoulder impingement. Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, …

Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks goes on IL with shoulder inflammation

The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The move comes a day after one of the right-hander’s worst outings of …

Cubs sign closer Craig Kimbrel to three-year deal

After missing more than one-third of a season while waiting for the right offer, Craig Kimbrel found a home with the Chicago Cubs.

Cubs’ Joe Maddon thinking ahead to using Craig Kimbrel

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is projecting how to use Craig Kimbrel, even before Chicago announces a deal with the free agent closer. Maddon thinks the 31-year-old right-hander might be ready …

Cubs shortstop Javier Baez scratched with bruised right heel

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has been scratched from a game at St. Louis because of a bruised right heel. It’s an issue that has bothered him on and off …

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

MLB to keep monitoring netting issue after child is hit

Major League Baseball says it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized. The …

UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Former Spokane Indians standout Bill Buckner dies at 69

Bill Buckner, whose 2,715 career hits rank second only to Carlos Beltran among former Spokane Indians who played in the major leagues, has died after a long battle with Lewy …

UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras homers in 15th, Cubs beat Brewers 2-1

Willson Contreras homered in the 15th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Cubs infielder Addison Russell says he understands fans’ booing

Addison Russell says he understands the booing he has heard since returning to the Chicago Cubs after his suspension for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy, calling it “a serious issue.” …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Addison Russell rejoins Cubs after 40-game MLB domestic violence ban

Shortstop Addison Russell is rejoining the Chicago Cubs after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy and then spending extra time in the minors to …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Cubs ban indefinitely fan who used ‘offensive’ hand gesture

The Chicago Cubs have banned indefinitely from Wrigley Field the fan that used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter during a game …

Domestic violence expert: Wait and see with Addison Russell

The Chicago Cubs got help from a local domestic violence organization in the wake of Addison Russell’s suspension, rekindling a decades-old relationship. Family Rescue provided domestic violence training for the …

MLB roundup: Kyle Hendricks needs 81 pitches for complete game, Cubs beat Cardinals 4-0

Kyle Hendricks needed just 81 pitches for a four-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered for his third straight game and the Chicago Cubs beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Cubs jump on Mariners, Jon Lester allows 1 hit in 11-0 rout

The Cubs handed Seattle starter Marco Gonzales his first loss of the season, thanks to a big second inning when 12 batters came to the plate. Gonzales failed to make …

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 11-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs

Jon Lester allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs hit three home runs to defeat the host Seattle Mariners 11-0 Wednesday afternoon.

Kyle Schwarber’s homer lifts Cubs to 6-5 win over Mariners

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory.

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Mariners 6-5 Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park.

Cubs to option Addison Russell to Triple-A when eligible to return

The Chicago Cubs will option shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa when he’s eligible to return from his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy later this …