Faced with too many infielders, the Cubs release Simmons

Faced with a crowded roster of infielders, the Cubs designated shortstop Andrelton Simmons for assignment before Saturday’s game. Simmons had been on a rehab assignment with Iowa after recovering from a right shoulder strain. He last played in a major league game on July 10 in Los Angeles. “There’s no room for him, to be … Read more

Ross stays open to Hendricks, Heyward returns this season

With nothing at stake for the Cubs the rest of the way, there doesn’t appear to be much need for pitcher Kyle Hendricks or outfielder Jason Heyward to return from injuries. But manager David Ross didn’t want to rule it out. “I hope (they’re not done for the season), to be honest with you,” Ross … Read more

Brett Taylor talks Cubs trade deadline on WGN News Now Sports Talk

CHICAGO – For a second-straight year, this is quite a difficult time for Cubs fans as they likely say goodbye to a couple of well-respected players. Tuesday afternoon featured what will probably be the final game at Wrigley Field for three-time All-Star catcher Willson Contreras, who is likely to be traded before the August 2nd … Read more

London Zoo shares first images of three-week-old Sumatran tiger cubs outside

L ondon Zoo has captured the first moments of life outdoors for three newborn Sumatran tiger cubs. Images show the adorable trio rolling around in straw and being cared for by their 10-year-old mother, Gaysha, in the tiger enclosure. For the first few weeks of their life the cubs stayed inside the cubbing den, before … Read more

Phillies Fail To Gain Ground In NL Wild-Card Race, Lose 3rd Straight Against Cubs – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yan Gomes hit two home runs, Drew Smyly tossed six sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nelson Velázquez also went deep for the Cubs, who have won four in a row to pull within 19 games of .500. … Read more

Cubs score 5 in 10th to beat Phillies 6-2

PHILADELPHIA — Nico Hoerner homered early and scored the tiebreaking run in a five-run 10th inning as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Saturday night. Hoerner began the 10th as the automatic runner on second base. He stole third with one out and scored on Frank Schwindel’s fielder’s choice. Schwindel hit a … Read more

Cubs finish draft with pitchers of all backgrounds

The Cubs’ heavy emphasis on pitching continued through the third and final day of the MLB Draft. The final position count was 16 pitchers (14 right-handers and two lefties), two outfield, one shortstop and one catcher. Scouting director Dan Kantrovitz projected the team will be able to sign around 18 or 19 of the players … Read more

Cubs storm back for hard-fought 6-5 win over Red Sox

Four-and five-run deficits are awfully tough to come back from in the major leagues. Sure, the Dodgers, Mets, Yankees and Astros will pull them off now and again. But bottom-tier teams are normally dead and buried when facing such a hole. That hasn’t been the case with the Cubs, however, as manager David Ross’ squad … Read more