Found February 26, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Starlin Castro
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The Cubs may ask Starlin Castro to bat third in the lineup. That's usually the spot reserved for the team's best hitter, and he definitely qualifies, but Castro has a long way to go to become the best player he can be.

Cubs SS Castro maintains innocence in sex assault

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro maintained his innocent on Friday in the face of a sexual assault complaint last fall. Charges have not been filed stemming from a possible sexual assault on Sept. 28. "I cooperated with the police," Castrol told ESPN Chicago. "... I don't have a whole lot of stuff to say about that. I'm ready to play baseball and will...

Chicago Cubs Jeff Samardzija: creepiest MLB headshot ever

Worth a thousand words. Actually, a lot more, who long are those pirate romance novels- 50,000? This MLB headshot would make even Fabio blush. Congratulations to Chicago Cubs reliever Jeff Samardzija. The former Notre Dame wide receiver turned major league pitcher looks like he’s ready to find and kill the six-fingered man in the “Princess Bride.” See his new 2012

Cubs' Castro on Sveum: 'I like this guy'

Cubs shortstop says, 'I like this guy'Shortstop Starlin Castro has been in camp only three days, but he's already bonding with new Cubs manager Dale Sveum.

Castro doing fine after getting drilled in BP

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had a little welt on his right forearm after he was hit by a Kerry Wood fastball during live batting practice on Monday.

Randy Wells has his head in the game

MESA, Ariz. — The other day, Cubs manager Dale Sveum rattled off a bunch of players he considered reasons the Cubs could compete this year. When he got to the starting rotation, he included Randy Wells. Wells is in? He’s not one of five or six battling for two jobs? No, that didn’t mean anything...

Dale Sveum wants Cubs moving on basepaths

MESA, Ariz. — Sure, the Cubs vow to play sound, fundamental small ball when necessary and promise improved baserunning. But after speedy backup outfielder Tony Campana, do they have any serious stealing threats? “I think we have some guys that can sneak steal when the pitchers aren’t paying attention...

Bunt tournament brings out Carlos Marmol’s trash talk

MESA, Ariz. — Closer Carlos Marmol looked strange Monday as he walked between practice fields carrying his dark-stained maple bat like he knew what to do with it. ‘‘Garza, get ready to be losing!’’ Marmol yelled more than once to right-hander Matt Garza, his first-round opponent in the Cubs’...

Sveum: 'Soriano looking really young'

MESA, Ariz. -- Now that camp has begun and he’s still a Cub, Alfonso Soriano doesn’t have to worry about hearing his name brought up in trade rumors … at least until July when the deadline nears.

Cubs confident that Soriano can produce

Alfonso Soriano says the money is all that fans see, not his big heart. His teammates know that, and understand that with the mega deal comes higher expectations.

Stewart not stewing over replacing Aramis

The Cubs are hoping Ian Stewart can crush balls this summer at Wrigley Field. Acquired in December for Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu, Stewart will take over at third base for Aramis Ramirez, who left via free agency.
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