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2019 Schedule

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch leprechaun and Cubs strength coach Tim Buss lead the team in some pre workout and exercises.

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6dPreston Johnson

Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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5dDavid Schoenfield

Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

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7dJesse Rogers

Cubs closer Strop to sit out a week (hamstring)

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop strained his right hamstring on his final pitch against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, leading the team to shut down the closer for at least a week of spring games.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Thirty seven year old 'rookie' lefty Luke Hagerty has been slowed by a flexor strain in his pitching arm but intends to start throwing again this weekend at Cubs camp. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in 2002 and is attempting a comeback. His goal is still to pitch in the majors this season. He says everything about the experience so far has felt normal except on his first day: "When I was driving here the first time, I was like 'holy crap, this is actually happening.'"

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Indep. Amer. Assn. Cleburne announced it's bringing back Rafael Palmeiro, 54, and son Patrick, 29. For the Railroaders last year, Rafael hit .301 with 6 HRs & 21 RBI in 31 games (limited by knee injury) and Patrick .255, with 9 HRs & 48 RBI in a team-high 97 games. In 20 MLB seasons for the Cubs, Tex & Bal, Palmeiro had 3020 hits, 569 HRs & 1835 RBI.

This Just In  

Jon Lester named opening day starter


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo and Joe Maddon get their heads shaved for charity, benefitting pediatric cancer research.

Arrieta's former teammates react to his revealing video (1:15)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Willson Contreras on wearing a "Don't Believe Me Just Watch" t-shirt today: "There's a lot of people that doubted about myself because of last year, and now I'm going to be quiet."

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20dSam Miller

Lies, damn lies, and projections

The Cubs are the latest team to be unhappy about their poor PECOTA projection. But is it silly to care?


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish discuss his first spring outing on Tuesday. He walked 4 in 1.1 innings.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.9921st
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
Batting Average.2775th
On Base Percentage.3527th
Slugging Percentage.44912th