The Cubs kicked off the 2018 season on a historic note with Ian Happ’s leadoff homer and added solo blasts by Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, who survived some adventures in left field, to post an 8-4 victory Thursday over the Marlins.
The Cubs will announce their 25-man Opening Day roster prior to the regular season opener on Thursday against the Marlins and reliever Pedro Strop was expected to be on it and active.
Yu Darvish, who is scheduled to start the third game of the season, is entering his sixth season in Major League Baseball and his first with the Cubs. Manager Joe Maddon is still getting to know the Japanese right-hander but said the process has been a…
Ian Happ made it clear that he wanted the leadoff job and this spring, he showed he’s ready. The outfielder will be atop the Cubs’ lineup on Opening Day when they face the Marlins on Thursday.
The Cubs have decided to carry eight relievers when they begin the regular season but haven’t announced the final group because they’re still waiting to see if Pedro Strop will be ready.
The Cubs’ lineup might be the scariest in the league this season, with power potential at virtually every spot in the order.
The Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks skipped a start in a Minor League game on Tuesday because he’s battling strep throat, but that was not expected to hinder him heading into the regular season.
It didn’t matter to Jon Lester, the Cubs’ Opening Day starter, that he faced a National League Central rival on Monday. His goal was to throw 100 pitches or go seven innings, work on his fastball command and come out of the outing healthy, and the left…
Kris Bryant returned home to Las Vegas on Saturday for the Cubs’ weekend split-squad games, and a chance to play in front of family.
You’ve heard about the Cubs’ talented rotation. They also may have one of the best bullpens ever, manager Joe Maddon says.