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Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team.
The Rangers said Tuesday that Wells' retirement was effectively immediately.
In 98 career games in the majors from 2008-12, all but one with the Cubs, Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA. He was 1-2 in 12 games last season for Chicago, but became a free agent after refusing a minor league assignment.
The 30-year-old Wells went to spring training with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee. The right-hander was 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA for Round Rock.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says Wells indicated he ''just didn't have the same level of desire'' to pitch any more.
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ARLINGTON, Texas Mike Olt and Cody Buckel, two of the top prospects in the Texas system, are dealing with separate issues that have slowed them.
Olt, who hasn't played since last Thursday for Triple A Round Rock, told the team he was having vision problems and has been seeing doctors in the Metroplex.
Buckel, the left-hander for Double A Frisco, has been shifted to the bullpen...
The Texas Rangers rotation, which has been excellent in the first month of the season, took steps towards getting another boost Monday.
Right-hander Colby Lewis, who is rehabbing from right flexor tendon surgery, pitched in his first game since injuring his arm last year.
Lewis threw 17 pitches in an extended spring game in Surprise, Ariz., and reported no issues.
John Leonard belted an RBI triple, singled twice, and scored a run, and Carter Bell drilled a two-run double, as one squad of Diamondbacks defeated one squad of Cubs 5-2 on Field #3, while on Field #4, 16-year old Sergio Alcantara doubled, tripled, and scored a run and Michael Brenly singled, doubled, and scored two runs for the Diamondbacks, and Neftali Rosario singled, walked...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas outfielder David Murphy wouldnt mind right now if he were hitting his career April average.
Murphy, who got Tuesday off in favor of Jeff Baker, is hitting just .176 this season. Hes a notoriously slow starter, with a .228 lifetime average in March and April, but it doesnt make the start any easier for him to take.
"Its tough for any player to go through...
2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training stats (thru 4/27)
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Round Rock Express 2 @ Iowa Cubs 7
Guillermo Monosco threw 5 innings, allowed 3 hits and a run on a walk, 6 strikeouts. The run he allowed was on a solo home run. Yoanner Negrin threw 2 innings, allowed 3 hits and a run. He struckout 3. Casey Coleman allowed a hit in an inning pitched and Rafael Dolis struckout 2 in an inning.
Logan Watkins took a walk in 4 plate appearances. He...
Once a month, I'm going to take a look at the Cubs leaders at each level in various statistics and how they rank among the larger group. The stats are current through the end of April.
It's awfully early in the season and these shouldn't be taken too seriously. It's far too early to the look at the pitchers so I'm not going to do that until next month.
Chicago Cubs third base prospect Josh Vitters has been
activated from the disabled list rejoined the Triple A Iowa Cubs in time
for the April 30 game, but he did not play. Vitters had suffered from a locked up lower back that occurred
on his way from Spring Training to Iowa’s opening series in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her followers...
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is locked in a battle with the Chicago government over renovations to Wrigley Field. Ricketts has proposed a $300 million renovation of Wrigley that would include a large increase in restrooms, an expanded concourse, upgrades to the clubhouses, changes to the outfield that would allow more advertisement space, and a video scoreboard.Chicago mayor...
Special Screening of Iconic Baseball Film The Sandlot, Live Coverage Of Rangers Road Game vs. Astros Highlights Rangers Live Party
Fans Can Camp Out Under The Stars In The Outfield
Filmmaker David Mickey Evans and The Sandlot
Cast Members Will Meet and Greet Fans
FOX Sports Southwest has partnered with the Texas Rangers to host a Fan Sleepover at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington...
We will give Cubs owner Tom Ricketts this, he's trying to make the most out of one of baseball's most iconic stadiums.
Ricketts and the Cubs on Tuesday afternoon released what they say is a "New and Improved" Wrigley that would offer more amenities, more seating, a rather large Video Board and more importantly to Ricketts, more space...
If you couldn't tell, I'm back at work for the first time since Leah was born… so I have more spare time. Earlier in the season, I discovered that the Cubs barely had anyone on the Top 50 list for RE24 this season. That trend has continued. The only member on the list this year so far is David DeJesus.
47th David DeJesus, 5.91
65th Anthony Rizzo, 3.38
79th Nate Schierholtz...
Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace is finishing out a 4 month sentence at Tent City Prison in Arizona. Mark Grace, most recently a D-Backs television color analyst Mark Grace was sent to jail on DUI charges. The “lovable” drunk that used to hang out a lot at Durkin’s on the North side of Chicago trolling for Lincoln Park Trixie booty is supposedly...
It was nice to see the Cubs beating up on another team for once this year. They get to face another team that may be worse than they are in the Padres. The Padres have had a weird season so far. They opened the year with a series loss of the Mets, and have been swept by the Giants and the Rockies (twice!). However, they are currently coming off a sweep of the world champions, and...
The White Sox will hit the road for a six game trip starting Tuesday in Texas. The Sox went 3-5 on an abbreviated eight game homestand with two games cancelled due to weather issues. It has been a tough go for the South Siders, who have not won a series since the first week of the season.
The team they will face, the Rangers, is coming home after a 4-3 road trip and...