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6/26/2016 | Faria among top prospect performers Sunday

Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


6/26/2016 | Reviewed play in 6th 'a lot to process' for Cubs

The Marlins beat the Cubs, 6-1, on Sunday at Marlins Park, and got the run they needed in the sixth inning after a challenge, although Chicago manager Joe Maddon was a little confused about who was challenging what.


6/26/2016 | Arrieta returns to site of no-no to face Straily

Jake Arrieta will be back in Cincinnati on Monday and will make his first start at Great American Ball Park since throwing his second career no-hitter there on April 21. Cincinnati will counter with right-hander Dan Straily in the first game of the three-game series.


6/26/2016 | Jose K's 13 as Miami wins series vs. Cubs

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 over seven innings, Martin Prado hit a three-run double and the Marlins were credited with the tie-breaking run after a review to post a 6-1 victory on Sunday at Marlins Park over the Cubs, who lost for the sixth time in their last seven games.


6/26/2016 | La Stella, Richard join Iowa for rehab assignments

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella and reliever Clayton Richard joined Triple-A Iowa on Sunday to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. La Stella has been sidelined since June 8 with a right hamstring strain, while Richard went on the disabled list June 21 with a blister on his left middle finger.


6/26/2016 | Arrieta, La Stella tap into college loyalties during CWS

When Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta walked into the visitor's clubhouse at Marlins Park on Sunday, someone had taped "Coastal Carolina" on his locker. That stung.


6/26/2016 | Lopez, Paddack among top prospect performers Saturday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.


6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: IronPigs' Thompson aims to blank Bulls

Phillies No. 2 prospect Jake Thompson looks to continue to pitch well for Triple-A Lehigh Valley against the Durham Bulls at 5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/25/2016 | Cubs take rare loss with Lackey off his game

Usually all the Cubs need are four runs. That's been enough for the pitchers, who have been incredibly effective. Chicago began play on Saturday with a record of 44-3 when scoring at least four runs.


6/25/2016 | Bour, Stanton fuel comeback win over Cubs

The Cubs' winning streak didn't last very long. Justin Bour smacked a two-run homer and an RBI double and Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs to power the Marlins to a 9-6 come-from-behind victory on Saturday over the Cubs, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games.


6/25/2016 | Zobrist rests day after HBP; Rizzo, Montero return

The Cubs got first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup on Saturday, but second baseman Ben Zobrist did not start to nurse a tender left ankle, bruised when he was hit by a pitch on Friday.


6/25/2016 | Dive into stands Baez's latest web gem

Javier Baez's right hand was swollen after his dive into the seats on Friday night, but that isn't going to stop him from aggressively trying to make plays.


6/25/2016 | Marlins call on Fernandez to clinch Cubs series

Jose Fernandez has yet to face the Cubs in his four-year career, but he'll take the mound as the Marlins conclude a four-game set with Chicago on Sunday. Jason Hammel gets the start for Chicago.


6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Hoskins looks to extend homer streak

Phillies No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins will look to deep again for Double-A Reading against Portland at 6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/25/2016 | Contreras caps stellar 1st week with game-winner

A year ago, the Cubs called up Kyle Schwarber for a week of Interleague games, and the rookie delivered, batting .364 in six games, and getting another promotion later in the season. Willson Contreras is having a Schwarber-esque week.


6/25/2016 | Zobrist day to day with ankle bruise after HBP

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist has a contusion on his left ankle after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of the Cubs' 5-4 Friday night win, and he is not expected to play Saturday. X-rays were negative, Zobrist said.


6/24/2016 | Cubs, Lackey look to build winning streak vs. Miami

John Lackey will make his first career start in Miami as the Marlins and Cubs square off for the third of four games on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs won on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing skid, their longest of the season.


6/24/2016 | Contreras, Bryant halt Cubs' 4-game skid

The Cubs came out swinging, and scoring, quickly on Friday night. Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered in the first inning, but it was Contreras' RBI single in the seventh that proved the difference in a 5-4 win over Miami at Marlins Park.


6/24/2016 | 'Last Cubs Dynasty' revisits 1907-08 champs

Timing can be everything. So the arrival of "The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse" book is right on schedule.


6/24/2016 | Rizzo, Montero out again, making progress

Anthony Rizzo was sidelined for a second straight day Friday because of tightness in his lower back and Miguel Montero did not start because of some soreness in his right knee, but both were making progress, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.


6/24/2016 | Berrios, Judge among top prospect performers Thursday

Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.


6/23/2016 | Shorthanded Cubs' offense hits speed bump

The Cubs' offense was in sync earlier this season when their run differential reached outrageous levels, but with key players missing, it's been hard to maintain that pace.


6/23/2016 | Rizzo day to day with lower back tightness

Anthony Rizzo sat out Thursday's 4-2 series-opening loss to the Marlins with tightness in his lower back that the Cubs first baseman said was different from the discomfort he experienced earlier this month.


6/23/2016 | Contreras' surprise text: 'You're playing first base'

Willson Contreras expected to have Thursday off and then the rookie catcher got a text message in the morning, telling him that he'd make his third Major League start for the Cubs at first base.


6/23/2016 | Prized prospect Happ promoted to Double-A

Ian Happ, the Cubs' top Draft pick in 2015, and rated by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 3 prospect in the team's system, has taken his next step up the organizational ladder, promoted to Double-A Tennessee of the Southern League on Thursday.




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