Cubs place Yu Darvish on 10-day DL due to flu-like symptoms

Baseball / MLB May 8, 2018

Cubs place Yu Darvish on 10-day DL due to flu-like symptoms

Pitcher Yu Darvish has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with flu-like symptoms and will miss his start scheduled for the following day against the Miami Marlins, the Chicago Cubs announced on Monday. The DL stint for the right-hander was made retroactive to Friday ...

Yu Darvish strikes out eight Brewers, gets no-decision

Baseball / MLB Apr 28, 2018

Yu Darvish strikes out eight Brewers, gets no-decision

Yu Darvish struck out eight over six strong innings but missed out on his first win with the Chicago Cubs, who took advantage of a costly Milwaukee Brewers fielding error to pull off a 3-2 victory on Friday. Chicago shortstop Addison Russell led off the ...

Darvish fans nine as Cubs beat Brewers

Baseball / MLB Apr 8, 2018

Darvish fans nine as Cubs beat Brewers

Chicago right-hander Yu Darvish struck out nine in six innings on Saturday, but missed the chance for his first win of the year as the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. Darvish gave up two hits at Miller Park, the first to Brewers first baseman ...

Koji Uehara intends to retire after 2018 season

Baseball / MLB Jan 20, 2018

Koji Uehara intends to retire after 2018 season

World Series-winning reliever Koji Uehara said Saturday he expects to hang up his cleats after one more season in the majors. "I want to play this year, for one more year," the free-agent right-hander said at a baseball clinic in Fukushima. "If I get a ...

Shohei Otani hears pitches from Cubs, Mariners, Rangers

Baseball / MLB Dec 6, 2017

Shohei Otani hears pitches from Cubs, Mariners, Rangers

Coveted two-way star Shohei Otani met with representatives from the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to U.S. media. The meetings followed talks Monday between the 23-year-old slugging ace and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels ...

Uehara left off Cubs' NLCS roster

Baseball / MLB Oct 15, 2017

Uehara left off Cubs' NLCS roster

Right-hander Koji Uehara did not make the cut as the Chicago Cubs on Saturday announced their 25-man roster ahead of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting the same day. Uehara, who is making his way back from back pain that ...

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Baseball / MLB 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

Baseball / MLB 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 ...

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 ...