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2009-10-05 13:35:56

The Chicago Cubs have fired hitting coach Von Joshua four months after he replaced Gerald Perry, team officials said. He didn't do anything wrong, General Manager Jim Hendry said. But when you come up from the system in the middle of the year, if things don't make significant differences in improvement, then in my opinion we need to do something. Joshua, who was offered his former job as hitting coach for Triple-A Iowa, left the clubhouse after Sunday's game and was unavailable for comment,...

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2009-09-20 22:00:35

The Chicago Cubs have suspended volatile outfielder Milton Bradley for the rest of the 2009 season for his negative comments in the past few days. The outspoken right fielder said Saturday the Cubs were not a positive environment. General Manager Jim Hendry said on the team's Web site he told Bradley about his decision in Bradley's hotel room prior to Sunday's contest against the Cardinals in St. Louis. There have been a lot of issues that we've lived with during the year, Hendry said, (but)...

2009-07-19 16:50:56

Rookie Jake Fox slugged a three-run home run, drove in four runs and scored twice for the Chicago Cubs Sunday in an 11-3 blitz of the Washington Nationals. Alfonso Soriano contributed a two-run homer for the Cubs, who scored seven runs in the fourth inning en route to their sixth win in seven games. The big fourth included Soriano's shot and RBI hits by pitcher Kevin Hart, Kosuke Fukudome, Fox and Derrek Lee. Adam Dunn homered for the Nationals, who have lost 10 of 11. Hart (1-1), the winner,...

2009-07-01 21:59:26

Derrek Lee staked Chicago to a quick lead with a first-inning, two-run homer Wednesday and the Cubs went on to defeat Pittsburgh 4-1. Randy Wells (3-3) picked up his third straight victory by limiting the Pirates to a run on six hits over seven innings. Kevin Gregg worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th save. Sam Fuld opened the Chicago first with a double off Virgil Vasquez and moved to third on a sacrifice by Ryan Theriot. Lee followed with his 12th homer. Pittsburgh scored its only run in the...

2008-09-20 21:00:08

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run single and the Chicago Cubs held off the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4, to clinch the National League Central division title for the second straight year. Ted Lilly (16-9) gave up four runs on six hits in seven frames with five strikeouts and two walks for Chicago, which has won back-to-back division crowns for the first time in franchise history. Now the Cubs turn their eyes towards the postseason,...

2008-07-08 21:00:04

The Chicago Cubs got pitchers Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin from the Oakland Athletics Tuesday in exchange for four players. The Cubs sent pitcher Sean Gallagher, outfielder Matt Murton, infielder Eric Patterson and catcher Josh Donaldson to Oakland. Harden, a 26-year-old righthander, led the Athletics pitching staff this season with a 5-1 record and a 2.34 ERA in 13 starts. He has 92 strikeouts in only 77 innings, and has allowed only five home runs in 2008. However, Harden has not made...

2006-07-31 19:38:01

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired future Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux from the Chicago Cubs and infielder Julio Lugo from Tampa Bay on Monday as Major League Baseball's trade deadline ended in a flurry of activity. The Dodgers, who shipped Gold Glove infielder Cesar Izturis to the Cubs in exchange for Maddux, were just one of several teams to make late deals in a bid to bolster their post-season runs ahead of Monday's 1600 EDT non-waiver trade deadline. But...

2006-04-20 21:04:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee is expected to be sidelined for up to three months after breaking his right hand, the team announced on Thursday. The National League batting champion sustained the break on Wednesday when he collided with Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal during the seventh inning of the Cubs 5-4 win over Los Angeles. Lee, who signed a five-year $65 million contract extension with the Cubs earlier this month, is expected to be in cast for six...

2006-02-08 21:36:33

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Washington Nationals have offered slugger Sammy Sosa a non-guaranteed contract for 2006, major league baseball's website said on Wednesday. Nationals general manager Jim Bowden has offered Sosa an incentive-laden contract, which is a step up from the minor league deals he has reportedly been offered. There was no response from Sosa regarding the proposed deal, which would be a far cry from the $17 million he earned in 2005 in his first and only season with...

2005-12-20 22:58:37

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs completed the overhaul of their outfield on Tuesday, signing free agent Jacque Jones to a three-year, $16 million deal. Jones, expected to fill the hole in right field, joins recently acquired center fielder Juan Pierre and rookie left fielder Matt Murton in the Cubs' new-look outfield. "We like a lot of things about Jacque," said Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. "He's a very versatile guy. We were very intent on trying to get a left-handed...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.