Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

/ Aug 10, 2017

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Right-hander Koji Uehara has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a neck strain, the Chicago Cubs said Wednesday. The 42-year-old was removed from Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after throwing just six pitches in the seventh inning. He will be ...

Cubs show interest in trade for Darvish

/ Jul 22, 2017

Cubs show interest in trade for Darvish

The Chicago Cubs have made inquiries to the Texas Rangers about the availability of ace Yu Darvish, with a trade between the teams "more plausible than it would've been entering the All-Star break," according to a report on the MLB website. Texas had lost five ...

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

/ May 19, 2017

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

The Cubs are starting to show the pop that helped propel them to their first championship in 108 years. For that, manager Joe Maddon credited their starting pitching. Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Thursday ...

Yankees emerge with victory after 18-inning duel with Cubs

/ May 8, 2017

Yankees emerge with victory after 18-inning duel with Cubs

Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the ...

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

/ Apr 17, 2017

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

Koji Uehara was charged with three runs — two earned — Sunday after making 21 straight appearances, dating back to last year, without allowing any runs, as the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Uehara (0-1) relieved Jon Lester, who pitched seven ...

Maeda, Iwakuma fall in first outings of 2017

/ Apr 5, 2017

Maeda, Iwakuma fall in first outings of 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenta Maeda gave up three runs over five innings and the Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma gave up two solo homers in an otherwise solid six innings as both Japanese lost their first starts of the season Tuesday. Maeda (0-1), who notched ...

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

/ Apr 1, 2017

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

Popular infielder Munenori Kawasaki joined the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Saturday on a one-year deal believed to be worth ¥90 million (roughly $808,000). The deal brings the 35-year-old back to his roots. Kawasaki turned pro out of high school, joining NPB's only team on his ...

/ Jan 19, 2017

Kawasaki vows to play for Cubs this season

Infielder Munenori Kawasaki posted on his official blog Thursday that he will play with the Chicago Cubs again this season. "I will play with all my heart and really want to enjoy baseball again," said Kawasaki, who is expected to be on a minor league ...

Video coordinator Masamoto seizing chance with Cubs

/ Dec 31, 2016

Video coordinator Masamoto seizing chance with Cubs

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Getting a job in American pro baseball is an uphill battle, even more so for foreigners. But Naoto Masamoto is proof that the American dream is not an impossible one. Masamoto, the video coordinator for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, spoke little English after ...