Found February 18, 2012 on
MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs players began filing in to Fitch Park Saturday morning on the official opening day of camp, though a couple dozen have been around for a week or longer.
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Second baseman Blake DeWitt cleared waivers on Saturday and has until Feb. 22 to decide whether to sign with the Chicago Cubs as a non-roster invitee.DeWitt batted. 265 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 121 games for the Cubs last season.The 26-year-old was designated for assignment on Feb. 6 to make room for second baseman Adrian Cardenas on the Cubs' 40-man roster.
The Chicago Cubs are apparently ready to make a long-term offer to starting pitcher Matt Garza.According to the Chicago Sun Times, the Cubs were testing the trade waters with Garza but are looking instead to ink the 28-year-old right-hander. The two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $9.5 million deal this offseason but are trying to work out a long-term contract.Garza will...
Chicago Cubs right-hander Ricardo Estevez and free agent left-hander Jorge Navarrete have both been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program.
Estevez tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol and Nandrolone, the commissioner's office said Friday. He is on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Cubs.
Navarrete was suspended for refusing to...
The Cubs expect Starlin Castro will report to spring training on time.
Likes direction new regime is taking, building from withinMatt Garza, who spent the entire offseason hearing he was on the trade block, is ready to focus on the season ahead and not worry about whether the Cubs will deal him.
MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs don’t know what their roster’s going to look like two or three years from now. But they know where they want to start. And it’s the same way they figure to start their opener this season: with Matt Garza. After exploring Garza’s trade value this winter — then narrowly...
MESA, Ariz. — It was like Wal-Mart on Black Friday when the Cubs’ clubhouse opened to media for the first time Sunday morning, with a throng of reporters surging toward Matt Garza’s locker and surrounding him. ‘‘What’d you do?’’ bemused and nosy closer Carlos Marmol called from across...
You won't be able to read it online or buy a paperback version, but the Cubs now have a new manual that defines the organization's philosophy, known as "The Cubs' Way."
Matt Garza arrived in Arizona at least two weeks before pitchers and catchers have to report for Spring Training, and the Cubs pitcher said he felt he was late.
Blake DeWitt's future with the Cubs is in flux.
Matt Garza wasn't surprised to read this offseason that Boston had originally asked for him as compensation for president Theo Epstein when the former Red Sox general manager was allowed to leave his contract early.