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Despite all the talks and all the plans, Matt Garza still probably won't be ready for Opening Day. The suddenly injury-prone starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs is nursing a lat strain that will likely keep him from being ready when the season starts.
Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago says Garza may start the season on the disabled list. He was able to play catch yesterday, but he wasn't able to do much more than that. Garza and the Cubs do not want to rush. They plan to take baby steps with his recovery.
Garza suffered the injury on February 17th. He has been working on getting back on the mound ever since. Now, it seems that work will take longer than expected. Last season, Garza was shut down with elbow problems, and the Cubs were hopeful he would start this season healthy. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
Garza will be entering his final year under contract with the Cubs. Unless Chicago shocks everyone and signs Garza to an extension, the plan h...
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Darnell McDonald and Junior Lake each had a single, a double, and an RBI, leading the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the A's in Cactus League action this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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After injuring his lat muscle on February 17th, Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza just started playing catch today, and might not be ready for Opening Day for the Cubs. *Of course* he might not be ready for Opening Day.
“This is the first step to being ready to start pitching,” he said of the throwing session. ``The schedule isn’t for Opening Day, it isn’t for opening week...
The Chicago Cubs were active sellers at the trade deadline
last season, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told reporters,
including Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, that the team could find itself in a
similar situation this year if the struggles continue.
"That's part of the business," Sveum said.
"If your team is out of it, to start building...
The injury bug seems to love biting the Chicago
Cubs. Shortstop Starlin Castro came out of his team's Spring Training game on Wednesday, February 27, after straining his left hamstring while running out a ground ball. When Castro
still felt some stiffness on Friday morning, the Cubs sent him for an MRI.
The results came in Saturday. The MRI showed minor inflammation...
Cubs star shortstop Starlin Castro sat out the first of two to three scheduled
Spring Training games on Thursday, February 28, due to tightness in the leg
that he strained while running out a ground ball in Wednesday’s game. Castro mildly
strained his left hamstring beating out a groundball that ended in an overthrow
in his third at bat of the game.
Today, the Chicago Cubs will be facing the San Fransisco Giants in a Spring Training game at 2:05 CST and yes, you can listen to the Game on WGN Radio. Here is today’s lineup for your Chicago Cubs:
David DeJesus CF
Darwin Barney 2B
Nate Schierholtz DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Brian Bogusevic RF
Dioner Navarro C
Steve Clevenger 1B
Edwin Maysonet SS
Christian Villanueva 3B
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For as long as I have been following the game of baseball, and likely for decades before that, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have made many comments for how stupid the team has been. Whether they accuse the team of being stupid for trading away one of their scrappy young stars, or failing to sign or re-sign one of the better hitters that are on the market, the fans wrath never ceases...
Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched out of enough trouble to get through three innings with the lead in Chicago's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.
Samardzija - a candidate to start opening day at Pittsburgh on April 1 - walked three, including two when he loaded the bases with none out in the second inning, was making his second spring start and became the...
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Finally, the last AtP for positional players. I've used basically all of the outfielders in the other two outfield summaries. This one is a bit light. Soler is a great prospect and that's it. Everyone else sucks.