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Cubs to introduce Lester Monday

By The Sports Network, 1 week 1 day ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Lester has officially reunited with Theo Epstein. On Saturday, the Chicago Cubs announced a deal with Lester, who reportedly agreed to a six-year contract worth $155 million. He will be formally introduced by the Cubs at Spiaggia restaurant in downtown Chicago on Monday. The 30-year-old Lester went 6-4 with a 2.35 ERA for the Oakland Athletics after...

Cubs agree to 2-year deal with Hammel

By The Sports Network, 1 week 2 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Hammel is returning to the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander agreed to a two-year contract on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal includes a club option for the 2017 season. Hammel signed with the Cubs last February and was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts before being shipped to Oakland with Jeff Samardzija on July 5. He went...

Report: Cubs ink Lester

By The Sports Network, 1 week 4 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Lester has reunited with Theo Epstein. Lester agreed to a six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs early Wednesday morning, according to a report. The Cubs and Boston Red Sox were the only teams remaining in the Lester sweepstakes on Tuesday night after the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers backed out, per reports. Yahoo Sports! is...

Giants out on Lester

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
San Diego CA (SportsNetwork.com) - We now know at least one team that won't be winning the Jon Lester sweepstakes. Lester informed the World Series champion San Francisco Giants on Tuesday that he would not be signing with the team. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans told reporters that Lester called him and thanked the team for their interest in him. "We did not receive a...

Cubs acquire All-Star catcher Montero from D-backs

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of low-level minor league pitchers. "I'm really excited, to be honest," Montero told the Arizona Republic in a phone interview. "I'm excited to go play for a team that has a lot of history behind it and to play for a manager in Joe Maddon who I've enjoyed watching...

Dempster retires as a Cub

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs have announced that right- hander Ryan Dempster has signed with the team to retire and join the front office as a special assistant to president Theo Epstein. A two-time All-Star, Dempster missed all of last season, citing health and family issues. He last pitched in 2013 and won a World Series championship with the Boston Red Sox that year...

Cubs name Dave Martinez bench coach

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Maddon will have his trusted sidekick back with him when the new Chicago Cubs manager begins his first season in the Windy City. The team announced Thursday that Dave Martinez, Maddon's bench coach with the Tampa Bay Rays for the past seven seasons, will hold the same role with the Cubs as they completed filling out their coaching staff for the 2015...

Cubs acquire La Stella from Braves

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 5 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Tommy La Stella and the No. 4 international signing bonus slot from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots.La Stella made his major league debut with the Braves last season and led all National League rookies with 36 walks and a .328 on-base percentage (min. 300 plate...

Cubs, Cardinals to open 2015 season on Sunday night

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will play Major League Baseball's 2015 season opener on Sunday night, April 5.The long-time rivals were originally set to start the season on Monday, April 6, but will now do so in a nationally televised, stand-alone game on ESPN2. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET.It will be the first season-opening night game...

Cubs claim Roach

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.Roach made his major league debut with San Diego in 2014 by appearing in 16 games, including one start, and owned a 1-0 record with a 4.75 ERA. He spent most of 2014 with Triple-A El Paso, where he posted a 4-6 record with a 5.24 ERA in 19 games.The 24-year-old right-...