Latest Chicago Cubs News

Eric Hosmer retires from baseball following a 13-year career and a World Series title

Feb. 21, 2024 13:21 PM EST

Eric Hosmer announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday following a 13-year career that included winning four Gold Gloves and helping lead Kansas City to victory in the 2015 World Series. Hosmer, 34, was released by the Chicago Cubs on May 25 after hitting .234 with two home...

Trout says he wants to stay with Angels. Rendon discusses where baseball ranks on his priority list

Feb. 20, 2024 09:57 AM EST

Mike Trout discussed his future and Anthony Rendon talked about his priorities as the Los Angeles Angels stars spoke Monday when position players started workouts at spring training camps across Arizona and Florida. Trout, a three-time MVP and 11-time All-Star who has played in only...

Edwards trying to make the Cubs again after helping the team win the 2016 World Series

Feb. 17, 2024 16:55 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The memories came rushing back to Carl Edwards Jr. right when he arrived for another spring training with the Chicago Cubs. “I walked in and the first thing I could say was, ‘Man, this is where it all started for me,’” he said Saturday. “To be back here...

New uniform designs drawing plenty of scrutiny during opening days of spring training

Feb. 16, 2024 16:39 PM EST

What players are wearing has garnered as much attention as what they’re doing at spring training. Major League Baseball teams are wearing newly designed uniforms this year aimed at improving performance and helping players stay cool throughout games in the summer months. The new...

Craig Counsell thinks trying to beat the Cubs will help him adjust to his new job as their manager

Feb. 14, 2024 17:33 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Long before Craig Counsell joined the Chicago Cubs, he knew all about the Chicago Cubs, and they knew a lot about him. Strengths, weaknesses, tendencies. Everything. It's a brand new day for Counsell, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers for nine seasons before he...

MLB's free agent market begins to thaw, Soler agrees to $42 million deal with Giants, AP source says

Feb. 13, 2024 20:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and slugger Jorge Soler agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal on Tuesday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations, taking one of the remaining marquee free agents off the market as most of the 30 teams reported for spring training...

Right-hander Adrian Sampson agrees to minor league deal with Texas Rangers

Feb. 13, 2024 17:13 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Adrian Sampson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will report to big league spring training camp with the World Series champions that opens Wednesday. Sampson is returning to the Rangers for the first time since...

NHL Winter Classic is going back to Wrigley Field for Blues at Blackhawks

Feb. 07, 2024 19:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL Winter Classic is going back to Wrigley Field. The league announced Wednesday night that the Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues at the iconic ballpark for the next edition of one of hockey's marquee events. The second Winter Classic was played...

Reliever Hector Neris and Chicago Cubs finalize $9 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 01, 2024 17:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Héctor Neris and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $9 million, one-year contract on Thursday, a deal that includes option and performance bonuses that could increase its value to about $22 million over two seasons. The 34-year-old right-hander gets a $9 million...

Aroldis Chapman eager to help Pirates elbow their way into playoff race in whatever role they need

Jan. 31, 2024 15:19 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aroldis Chapman isn't in Pittsburgh to take David Bednar's job. The seven-time All-Star closer is happy to fill whatever bullpen role a team finally ready to win sooner rather than later needs, even if that means serving in a set-up role to Bednar, himself a...