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Reliever Chavez's 'versatility' a boon to Cubs

MLB.com - 21 Jul 2018
"The versatility is so attractive," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of Chavez. "If you have a problem early in the game, he could easily fill that spot up. If it's in the latter part of the game, and some guys have been utilized a lot, you can fill him in ...
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Chicago Cubs: Ben Zobrist is the ultimate glue guy

Cubbies Crib - 21 Aug 2018
When the Chicago Cubs signed veteran infielder Ben Zobrist prior to the 2016 season, they knew they were getting a player with a championship background. After an excellent debut campaign that was capped by a game-winning hit to break a 108-year ...
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Which Iowa Cubs could be headed to Chicago in September?

DesMoinesRegister.com - 21 Aug 2018
The Iowa Cubs will play their final game of the season on Sept. 3. But that game won't be the last for some Iowa players. Big-league rosters expand in September, meaning the Chicago Cubs will likely come calling for some of Iowa's players. Here's a ...
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Cubs Twitter has a whole lot to say about the Daniel Murphy trade

NBCSports.com - 21 Aug 2018
Gotta say, I'm shocked Daniel Murphy made it all the way through waivers to the Cubs the way he's been hitting. Every NL team passed on a guy hitting .340/.370/.534 since the break. I get most have 2B, but Murphy can play 1B, and for a little over $4M, ...
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Unlikely ex-Cubs pitchers fueling Athletics' stunning surge

Chicago Tribune - 21 Aug 2018
Tucked away in the story of the Oakland Athletics' remarkable surge is a surprising sub-plot: Former Cubs pitchers. Edwin Jackson, Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson and even Fernando Rodney, all of whom were either disappointing or unremarkable in Chicago, ...
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Mike Montgomery gets married on Cubs' off-day

Chicago Tribune - 21 Aug 2018
Mike Montgomery earned the save in the seventh game of the 2016 World Series, and the Cubs' left-hander closed the deal on his courtship with girlfriend Stephanie Duchaine. Montgomery and Duchaine got married on Monday — the team's day off ...
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Cubs acquire Daniel Murphy from Nationals

NBCSports.com - 21 Aug 2018
The Chicago Cubs today acquired infielder Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals for minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash consideration. MLB · Breaking News ...
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LEADING OFF: Murphy to Cubs, Yanks check Chapman, Posey hip

Yahoo Sports - 22 Aug 2018
A look at what's happening around the majors today: RALLY MURPHY. The Cubs have scored exactly one run in five straight games, all via solo homers, but they're hoping new addition Daniel Murphy can help string together some hits. The NL Central ...
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Chicago Cubs: Should the Cubs get another veteran catcher?

Cubbies Crib - 20 Aug 2018
Heading into the final stretch of the season, the Chicago Cubs will be looking to add more to the roster, especially when it expands. Veteran catchers have proven to be very valuable to the team in these moments of a season. This is the time of year ...
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Can Cubs fans sympathize with Yu Darvish after latest setback?

Chicago Tribune - 20 Aug 2018
After lasting only one inning of his rehab start Sunday before leaving with elbow discomfort, a dejected Yu Darvish told reporters no one in the world was more disappointed than he is. If it's possible to sympathize with an athlete earning $126 million ...
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The 23 days that could define this Cubs team, season

Chicago Sun-Times - 20 Aug 2018
DETROIT — A Monday never looked so good to the Cubs as the one this week. ''Thankfully, we have this off day,'' first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. That was the collective sentiment in the Cubs' clubhouse as players packed their duffels after an 11 ...

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