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2019 Schedule
0-0, 1st in NL Cent
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18hJesse Rogers

Happ 'not happy' after Cubs send him to minors

In a surprise move, the Chicago Cubs are sending infielder/outfielder Ian Happ -- a mainstay with the club the past two seasons -- down to Triple-A Iowa.


BBTN: NL Central Movement, Front Office Philosophy, Ichiro

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the activity in the NL Central, new-wave philosophies in front offices and much more (4:13). Plus, Marly Rivera talks Ichiro (28:32) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her recent interactions with Mike Trout and more (36:54).


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Carl Edwards Jr discuss getting kicked out of a spring game on Tuesday after hitting a Seattle Mariner. It came after two Cubs were hit by pitches. The Cubs were playing Seattle minor leaguers.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish discuss the blister which ended his start on Tuesday,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

You can see the blister on Yu Darvish‘s ring finger. It knocked him out of Tuesday's spring start but he says he'll be ok.

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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10dDavid 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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12dJesse 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.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.653rd
Quality Starts82Tied-15th
Batting Average.2584th
On Base Percentage.3334th
Slugging Percentage.41013th