Latest Craig Counsell News

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...

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...

Cubs strengthen bullpen by agreeing to $9 million, 1-year contract with Neris, AP source says

Jan. 27, 2024 13:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Héctor Neris have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, giving manager Craig Counsell another late-inning arm for his bullpen, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The contract includes a team option that converts to a...

Cody Bellinger casts shadow over Cubs convention as he mulls his options as a free agent

Jan. 13, 2024 16:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Bellinger was nowhere to be seen, though his presence was hard to miss. The free agent slugger cast a shadow over Chicago's annual fan convention as he mulls his options in free agency following a resurgent season with the Cubs. “He's a...

Left-hander Shōta Imanaga and Chicago Cubs finalize $53 million, 4-year contract

Jan. 11, 2024 11:40 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Japanese left-hander Shōta Imanaga and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $53 million, four-year contract on Thursday, a deal that includes a club option that could make the agreement worth $80 million over five seasons. Chicago can exercise a 2028 option after 2025 or...

Chicago Cubs agree to contract with Japanese left-hander Shōta Imanaga, AP source says

Jan. 09, 2024 20:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs bolstered their rotation Tuesday, agreeing to a contract with Japanese left-hander Shōta Imanaga in their first major offseason roster move. A person familiar with the agreement confirmed it to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because...

Ryan Flaherty hired as bench coach on manager Craig Counsell’s first staff with the Chicago Cubs

Jan. 02, 2024 21:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Flaherty is the new bench coach on manager Craig Counsell's first staff with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs announced their major league staff on Tuesday, which includes 10 returning coaches from last year. Counsell was hired by Chicago in November, replacing David...

Dodgers acknowledge meeting with Ohtani. Yankees covet Yamamoto

Dec. 06, 2023 00:34 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dave Roberts started to dodge the question about Shohei Ohtani, rocking back and forth in his seat and staying silent for three seconds before his big admission: “Yeah, we met with him,” the Los Angeles Dodgers manager said Tuesday at the winter...