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Cubs Remove Jose Veras from Closer’s Role

Cubs Remove Jose Veras from Closer’s RoleTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- After blowing his second game in the early season, the Chicago Cubs have decided to remove Jose Veras from the closer's role. Merely hours after giving Veras a vote of confidence, manager Rick Renteria announ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/3/14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --MLB: Chicago Cubs 3 (1-2) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (2-1) St. Louis Cardinals 7 (2-1) – Cincinnati Reds 6 (1-2) Miami Marlins 8 (3-1) – Colorado Rockies 5 (1-3) Washington Nationals 8 (3-0) – New ...

Pirates Defeat Cubs in 16-Inning Marathon

Pirates Defeat Cubs in 16-Inning MarathonJustin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) -- It took 16-innings and nearly six hours but the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to outlast the Chicago Cubs when Tony Sanchez hit a walk-off single for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night. The 5 hour, 55 minut...

Cubs Sign RHP Hammel and McDonald to One-Year Contracts

Cubs Sign RHP Hammel and McDonald to One-Year ContractsZoonar/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Cubs agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitchers Jason Hammel and James McDonald on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hammel spent the past two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, wher...

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This Week

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This WeekRob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Let the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes begin. According to ESPN, the prized Japanese ace and his agent Casey Close have arrived in the United States and will begin meeting with interested MLB teams this week. The 2...

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro Tanaka

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro TanakaMajor League Baseball (NEW YORK) --  Japan's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post highly touted pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, announcing on Wednesday that they are prepared to let him leave the team. Rakuten Eagles president Yozo Tachibana...

ESPN: Reliever Jose Veras Agrees to Deal with Cubs

ESPN: Reliever Jose Veras Agrees to Deal with CubsDavid Banks/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Reliever Jose Veras has agreed to a one-year, four million dollar deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPNdeportes.com.ESPNdeportes.com reports the deal also includes a $5.5 million option and incentives. Vera...

Source: Rick Renteria Will Be Named Chicago Cubs Skipper

Source: Rick Renteria Will Be Named Chicago Cubs SkipperTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria will be hired as the Chicago Cubs new manager, according to the Chicago Tribune.The Tribune reports Renteria has agreed upon a three-year contract and will be ...

Geovany Soto Re-Signs With Texas Rangers

Geovany Soto Re-Signs With Texas Rangers iStockphoto(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers re-signed free agent catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year contract on Tuesday. The deal is worth $3.05 million plus incentives, according to ESPN. In 54 games with the Rangers this past season, Soto b...

OF Ryan Sweeney Staying With Chicago Cubs

OF Ryan Sweeney Staying With Chicago CubsBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Ryan Sweeney agreed to a two-year contract on Thursday, with a club option for the 2016 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.In 70 games with the Cubs this seaso...

ESPN: Reds Fire Manager Dusty Baker

ESPN: Reds Fire Manager Dusty BakerJason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just three days after the team was eliminated from the postseason, the Cincinnati Reds have fired manager Dusty Baker. According to ESPN, even though Baker was fired, he will still be paid for the 201...

Cubs Fire Dale Sveum

Cubs Fire Dale SveumMike McGinnis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum on Monday after the team finished in last place in the N.L. Central.  Sveum went 127-197 in his two seasons with Chicago and was 66-96 this season. "Today, we made th...

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/25/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/25/13Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Milwaukee Brewers 4 (71-87) – Atlanta Braves 0 (93-65) Detroit Tigers 1 (93-66) - Minnesota Twins 0 (66-92) Tigers clinch AL Central division title. Tampa Bay Rays 8 (89-69) – New York Yankees 3 (82-76)...

Braves Win National League East Title

Braves Win National League East TitleBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Andrelton Simmons homered twice, and the Atlanta Braves wrapped the National League East division title with a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon. The Braves knew they won the divison when the Nat...

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/19/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/19/13Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 10 (88-65) - San Diego Padres 1 (71-81) Detroit Tigers 5 (89-64) - Seattle Mariners 4 (67-86) San Francisco Giants 2 (71-82) - New York Mets 1 (68-84) Chicago Cubs 5 (64-89) - Milwaukee ...

Cubs Noncommittal to Manager Dale Sveum’s Going Forward

Cubs Noncommittal to Manager Dale Sveum’s Going ForwardTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the latest rebuilding season for the Chicago Cubs nears its end, manager Dale Sveum's job status is anything but set in stone. "There's no alarm bells to ring. But that's a subject that gets addressed as a...

Liriano Flirts with No-Hitter in Pirates 3-2 Win

Liriano Flirts with No-Hitter in Pirates 3-2 WinRob Carr/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Francisco Liriano had a no-hitter in tact until Junior Lake reached on an infield single in the top of the seventh inning in Pittsburgh's _ win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Following the infield single, Liriano ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/10/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/10/13Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- MLB: New York Yankees 7 (77-68) – Baltimore Orioles 5 (77-67)Boston Red Sox 2 (88-58) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (78-65)Chicago Cubs 9 (62-82) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (82-64)Kansas City Royals 6 (76-69) – Cl...

Yasiel Puig pulled from Dodgers Victory

Yasiel Puig pulled from Dodgers VictoryRon Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs for disciplinary reasons, but would not give an exact reason as to why Puig was ben...

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/19/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/19/13Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Tampa Bay Rays 4 (71-52) – Baltimore Orioles 3 (67-57)Chicago Cubs 11 (54-70) – Washington Nationals 1 (60-64)Philadelphia Phillies 5 (55-69) – Colorado Rockies 4 (58-68)Cincinnati Reds 5 (71-54) ...

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