How Vin Scully brought his trademark eloquence to Chicago baseball moments

The voice of Vin Scully will forever be wedded to Dodger nation. But the legendary broadcaster, who died Tuesday at age 94, also presided over some significant moments in baseball history involving both Chicago teams. Scully’s career with the Dodgers dates back to his days in Brooklyn, and among the surviving broadcasts from the 1950s … Read more

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

Rangers Win Over White Sox – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Meibrys Viloria had a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the seventh inning and Texas beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Thursday night, when the Rangers became the first team since 1986 to have two of its first-round picks make their big league debuts as starters in the same game. Left-hander Cole Ragans, who twice had … Read more

Why Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery to Cardinals for Harrison Bader

A day after trading for Frankie Montas to bolster their rotation, the Yankees subtracted one of their most consistent starters just before the trade deadline. The Yankees sent lefty Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Harrison Bader and a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bader is currently … Read more