Posted July 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs have signed right-hander Duane Underwood, their second-round pick in last month's draft. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Underwood was 6-1 with a 2.36 ERA this past season for Pope High School in Marietta, Ga. Underwood, who will turn 18 next week, was the 67th player chosen overall and will report to the team's minor league complex in Mesa, Ariz. The Cubs have now signed their first 20 picks in the draft and 29 players overall. Earlier this week, the signed first-round pick Albert Almora, a high school outfielder from Florida.

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Chevy Volt

Iowa Brett Jackson got a hit, stole his 21st base, walked 3 times annnddddd struck out. Josh Vitters was 2-4 with a walk of his own. Remember each walk Vitters gets for the rest of the year is groundbreaking stuff for him. edit by mb21: I watched this game last night (Omaha Storm Chasers are shown on TV here) and the defense was pathetic. They made 4 errors, forgot how many outs...

Cubs 3B Stewart has wrist surgery

Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart has undergone surgery on his left wrist and is expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks. A team spokesman says doctors in Cleveland cleaned up the area and removed a small bone. The wrist will be immobilized for two weeks. The team will decide in late August whether he will be able to play again this season. Stewart, acquired in the offseason...

Breaking: ESPN reports it's snowing in Chicago on July 13th

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks were all set to play a baseball game this afternoon in Chicago, but have been delayed.  ESPN reports the game is being delayed because of an event that could have Biblical proportions. Snow.  In Chicago.  On July 13th. Yes, it is a Friday the 13th... but snow in Chicago?  When it's currently 91 degrees farenheit at...

Dempster's consecutive scoreless innings streak reaches 33

Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster did not allow a run in six innings of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, extending his consecutive scoreless streak to 33. Dempster's streak matched Ken Holtzman in 1969 for the team record. Dempster has not surrendered a run since May 30, a span of five starts. It was also his fifth straight win. The Cubs are 11-4 in their...

Saunders off DL to take mound against Cubs

Ryan Dempster has endured the buzz of trade rumors for weeks, and it might not stop until the deadline at month's end. In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs right-hander will try to add to his lengthy scoreless streak and record a career-best fifth consecutive win Saturday afternoon against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. Dempster (4-3, 1.99 ERA) is experiencing one of the best...

D-backs look to end road losing streak

Both below .500, the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks could look to make some deals before the trading deadline at the end of this month. Chicago right-hander Matt Garza is among the players rumored to be on the trading block but he'll get at least one more start with his current club. Garza will try to lead the Cubs to their first home sweep of Arizona in four years, their...

Chicago Cubs sign 2nd rounder; list of signed draft picks

The Chicago Cubs signed right-handed pitcher Duane Underwood, their second round selection (67th pick overall) in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.  Underwood, from Pope High School in Georgia, will report to Mesa. Overall in 2012, the Cubs signed each of their first 20 picks and 29 players overall selected in the draft. Underwood, who turns 18 a week from...

D-backs shut down in Saunders' return from DL

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster tied the Cubs' record with a 33-inning scoreless streak, pitching six solid frames and leading Chicago over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Saturday. Dempster matched the club shutout streak set by Ken Holtzman in 1969. Dempster (5-3) allowed four hits and set a career best by winning his fifth straight start. He leads the majors with a 1.86 ERA...

Kennedy, D-backs roughed up by Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice, doubled twice and had five RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 in a game whose start was delayed nearly four hours by rain. Soriano hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a three-run shot in the fifth off Ian Kennedy and added a run-scoring double in the seventh off Brad Ziegler. After a deluge, the...

D-backs' 'most crucial' stretch off to lousy start

CHICAGO -- The sun was shining Friday when the Diamondbacks got to Wrigley Field and it was shining when the first of three games with the Cubs went final. It's what happened in between that wasn't so sunny. Between a lengthy rain delay, Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano's big day, Ian Kennedy's brutal start, Jason Kubel's tight hamstring and a 8-1 loss, Friday...

Cubs sign first round pick Albert Almora

The Chicago Cubs have signed their first round draft pick Albert Almora according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Almora received a $3.9 million bonus from the Cubs. The value for the sixth overall pick is $3.5 million. Callis adds that Almora, who signed out of High School, has a lot of “tools and polish.” Image by fireflythegreat under the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 1

Alfonso Soriano homered twice, doubled twice and had five RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 in a game whose start was delayed nearly four hours by rain. Soriano hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a three-run shot in the fifth off Ian Kennedy and added a run-scoring double in the seventh off Brad Ziegler. Even though it wasn't raining at...

Second Half Preview: What to watch for

The Cubs season has not been anything to brag about thus far, but there are plenty of bright spots. As the unofficial second half starts on Friday, there are a number of things to look forward to.

Diamondbacks-Cubs Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs had their issues during the season's first half, though both have reasons for optimism after finishing strong before the break. Ian Kennedy looks to guide Arizona to a fourth straight victory while Chicago rookie phenom Anthony Rizzo tries to stay hot in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Wrigley Field. The defending NL West...
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