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Like a bad penny, the Cubs can't seem to catch a break. Here is the list of the broken catchers:
Steve Clevenger -Oblique rib cage strain. He is scheduled to return to the batting cage this weekend and might be ready to come off the DL by next weekend in Pittsburgh.
Geo Soto - Went on the DL with a knee meniscus tear and had it repaired/ trimmed on Friday. Out at least 3 weeks.
Welington Castillo - Had an MRI of his knee this am and has a mild medial collateral sprain. Out of action about one week if things go well.
So who is left, you ask?
Blake Lalli. He was brought up when Soto went on the DL. Hitting only .178 in 20 games in Iowa, he was supposed to be a warm body off the bench but not really expected to start.
Per this Carrie Muskat artivle (http://t.co./TxaA2klP), ol #55 is back to bring his replanted fingers to the catching corpse (pun intended). Remember that Hill had almost amputated several fingers in his throwing hand on October 16, 2007 in a table saw accident. His ...
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CHICAGO- For a pitcher that at one point delivered some of the hottest stuff that the MLB has seen over the past 15 years, Kerry Wood seemed to be one step away from immortality.
His career runs semi-parallel to the NFL’s Dan Marino in the sense that....
To read this feature that features press conference footage of Wood and quotes from the front office on his next step, please...
Kerry Wood isn't the greatest pitcher ever to take the mound at Wrigley Field. Well, for one day (just over two hours, really) he was. But now that his career is over, it's impossible to look at his final statistical tally and consider him a truly great pitcher. He sure did give us reason to [...]
Kerry Wood retired from Major League Baseball on Friday, putting an end to a career that was up and down but solid all-around. Wood made one final appearance at Wrigley Field before officially calling it a career. He faced one batter on Friday and put an exclamation point on his resume by throwing three straight strikes to record his final K. Wood spent parts of 14 seasons split...
Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be re-evaluated to see if he needs to go on the disabled list.
Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs this season. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs for Chicago last season.
Wellington Castillo started for Soto on Thursday and will now be the...
It was hinted at on twitter last night that big Cubs news was coming today and news did come.
Somewhat reminiscent of Ryne Sandberg's in-season retirement, Kerry Wood will announce that he's retiring from baseball. I'm sure he'll give his reasons at the press conference, but when elite athletes can no longer do the things that made them elite, the fire to compete...
2/3 of the way through Extended Spring Training, here are the Cubs Cactus League game statistics.
There is no official scorer at the games, so the stats are unofficial.
EXST CUBS RECORD: 16-20-6
* bats or throws left # bats both
NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)
SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF): 276/337447 (24 GAMES – 86 PA) – 6 2B...
Whether or not you’re a Chicago baseball fan, most of the US population is subjected to their games on WGN almost every day of the season whether they be of the Cubs or White Sox variety.
For fans of the teams that play against the White Sox, you probably are familiar with announcer Hawk Harrelson whose claim to fame is his massive homerism, highlighted a couple amazing times...
Kerry Wood retired from MLB today. He ended his career with the same team he begun with, the Chicago Cubs. He also had some time with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Wood set a single game strikeouts record, had some big postseason moments in 2003, suffered major injuries due to aggravating motions in his mechanics, and still had a fine 14 year career. It was just a...
Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in what was likely the final major league game for Cubs reliever Kerry Wood.
Beckham's solo shot and a two-run blast from Konerko in the first were the only runs allowed by Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (4-2).
The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic today, also known as the BP Cup.
(Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.)
And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this weekend. I am not sure what is going to be more of a mess, Clark Street on Saturday at...
Welington Castillo has a MCL sprain and will get an MRI today. He could be out 4-7 days. Carrie Muskat reports on twitter that the Cubs acquired Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations, and he'll be in uniform for tonight's game.
FoxSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob Dibble to discuss Kerry Wood's retirement.