Cubs Exercise Option On Hamels, Trade Smyly To RangersThe Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers.
Rangers Hire New Assistant General Manager The Texas Rangers have hired Shiraz Rehman as assistant general manager after he spent the past seven years in baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Cubs Hire Away Rangers Hitting CoachThe Chicago Cubs have hired Anthony Iapoce as its major league hitting coach, replacing the fired Chili Davis.
Hamels Solid For Cubs In First Start Since Leaving RangersChicago brought in Cole Hamels to give its starting rotation a boost. The left-hander struggled at times for the Rangers, and came in having won just twice since Memorial Day.
Cubs Fan Struck By Falling Pin Feels Lucky To Be AliveA man, who was wearing a bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Cubs game, said that he feels lucky to be alive.
Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To CubsThe Chicago Cubs are gambling a change of scenery will help Cole Hamels return to form.
Hometown Hero Harper Wins Thrilling Home Run DerbyWith an exceptional display of power and clutch hitting, Bryce Harper of the Nationals rallied in the final round, connecting on pitches from his father to beat Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs.
Who Is MLB's First-Half MVP?CBS TV sports anchors in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia pick their MLB MVP so far and look at trade deadline rumors.
Darvish Buys Lavish Postgame Spread For Both Teams After Rehab StartThe minor leaguers were quite pleased when they entered the locker room and saw the spread that Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish had bought for them after his rehab start.
Cubs Closer Morrow Hurt His Back While Taking Off His PantsThe Cubs couldn't use their closer in either of their games against the Dodgers after he was sidelined by an everyday activity.
Cubs Bullpen Has Them In Prime Position To Win World SeriesWith a lineup consisting of strong hitters from top-to-bottom, along with a solid starting rotation and one of the league's best bullpens, the Chicago Cubs are in prime position to make a yet another run at a World Series title.
Chicago's Zobrist Keeps Defying MLB Rules With Black ShoesBen Zobrist posted a letter from the MLB online on Saturday that cited him for violating regulations that require at least 51 percent of a player's shoes be the club's designated shoe color.