Latest Chicago Cubs News

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Nov. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EST

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington. That worked out...

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

Nov. 13, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco’s manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies....

Harris returns home to become new Giants GM

Nov. 11, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After playing a role in the Chicago Cubs' transformation from rebuilding club to World Series champion, Scott Harris aims to guide the San Francisco Giants along a similar path. Harris was introduced Monday as the Giants' new general manager, the first of what should be two significant...

Giants finally find their general manager in Cubs' Harris

Nov. 10, 2019 10:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hired Scott Harris from the Chicago Cubs to become general manager, filling a void of more than a year after the club had gone without a GM during president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi's first season in the position. That's one big hire done, another...

Angels finalize new manager Maddon's coaching staff for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have finalized new manager Joe Maddon's coaching staff for the 2020 season, including the retention of hitting coach Jeremy Reed and the hiring of new pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The Angels announced the full staff Wednesday. Brian Butterfield will be the...

Cubs decline $5 million option on reliever David Phelps

Nov. 4, 2019 4:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have declined their $5 million option on reliever David Phelps. The 33-year-old right-hander was 2-1 with one save and a 3.18 ERA in 24 appearances with the Cubs after he was acquired from Toronto at the trade deadline. He is 32-34 with six saves and a 3.86 ERA over seven seasons...

Cubs exercise Rizzo's $16.5M option, decline Morrow, Barnett

Nov. 3, 2019 10:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have exercised a $16.5 million option for next season on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and declined options on right-handers Brandon Morrow, Tony Barnette and Kendall Graveman. Rizzo, who won his third Gold Glove on Sunday, agreed in 2013 to a $41 million, seven-year contract that...

Darvish, Heyward stay with Cubs, who also keep Quintana

Nov. 3, 2019 2:49 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout....

Chapman, Yankees agree to $48M, 3-year contract

Nov. 3, 2019 1:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman is staying with the New York Yankees, amending his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal. The 31-year-old All-Star closer had been owed $15 million in each of the next two seasons as part of an $86 million, five-year contract, and he had the right to opt out of the deal...

Arrieta exercises $20M option to stay with Phillies

Nov. 3, 2019 1:11 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta is staying with the Philadelphia Phillies, exercising a $20 million player option for 2020 on Saturday. A 33-year-old right-hander, Arrieta was 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA in 24 starts this year. He did not pitch after Aug. 11 because of surgery to remove a bone spur from his right...