Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Reds

Apr 22, 2016

Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Reds

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night. The reigning NL Cy Young winner threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season. ...

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

Apr 16, 2016

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

The Chicago Cubs said Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki back to Triple-A Iowa. The move corresponds with the return of elite infielder Javier Baez, who has been on the disabled list with a left thumb injury. Kawasaki left the team to ...

Streaking Cubs spoil Finnegan's no-hit bid

Apr 12, 2016

Streaking Cubs spoil Finnegan's no-hit bid

Addison Russell circled the bases while the crowd roared, happy to have Brandon Finnegan’s flirtation with a no-hitter made irrelevant. Russell tried to soak it all in. With his heart pounding, it wasn’t easy. “Once I stepped on the plate, it was an awesome ...

Kawasaki called up from Triple-A

Apr 9, 2016

Kawasaki called up from Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs called up infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa as an injury replacement, the club said Friday. Kawasaki, who signed a minor-league deal with the National League club this season, replaced injured left fielder Kyle Schwarber on the 25-man roster. He joined ...

Cubs release, re-sign Kawasaki

Mar 30, 2016

Cubs release, re-sign Kawasaki

Munenori Kawasaki will begin the season in the minors, the Chicago Cubs said Tuesday. The Japanese utility infielder was not part of the 25-man opening-day roster named by manager Joe Maddon and, barring injuries to the team, will head to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs ...

Mar 26, 2016

Cubs send Murton to minors

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton, who had been taking part in the Chicago Cubs spring training as a non-roster invitee, has been sent back to the minors, the National League team said on Friday. Last month, the 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league ...

Kawasaki shines in spring contest

Mar 13, 2016

Kawasaki shines in spring contest

Munenori Kawasaki continued his spring hitting streak to four games on Saturday with a two-run double and single. In camp with the Chicago Cubs on a minor league contract, Kawasaki started at second base as a split-squad team from the Cubs beat the Chicago ...

Kawasaki delighted to don Cubs uniform

Feb 25, 2016

Kawasaki delighted to don Cubs uniform

Live-wire infielder Munenori Kawasaki enjoyed his first day of spring training with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The 34-year-old recently joined the team on a minor league deal and had been previously been unable to train at the Cubs facility because the results of ...

Heyward makes good first impression with Cubs

Feb 24, 2016

Heyward makes good first impression with Cubs

Already impressed by what he saw watching Jason Heyward play, something else stood out to Joe Maddon during their initial phone conversation. It was Heyward’s maturity and understanding of the game. Those qualities made it easy for Maddon to envision him in the Chicago ...

Cubs ace Arrieta gets back to work

Feb 21, 2016

Cubs ace Arrieta gets back to work

Sometime around the end of last season or maybe afterward, it hit Jake Arrieta. He finally grasped that he did not simply dominate down the stretch. He performed at a record level that catapulted him to the Cy Young Award while leading the Chicago ...

Jan 22, 2016

Cubs, Kawasaki OK minor league pact

Free agent infielder Munenori Kawasaki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. It will be the third major club for the 34-year-old Kawasaki after stints with the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue ...