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Zobrist’s MRI comes back clean, expected to be back next week
June 19th, 2017 at 5:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** Veteran switch hitter Ben Zobrist said he'd only need a week to recover after being placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a sore wrist. And it turns out, he might have been right with his prognosis. Zobrist received an MRI on his left wrist, which had bothered him for...

Maddon determined to keep Cubs fresh for finishing kick
June 18th, 2017 at 6:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** PITTSBURGH รข?? The Cubs reached the .500 mark again with their 7-1 victory Sunday against the Pirates at PNC Park and headed home for a brief homestand fresh from winning a road series for the first time since April. So is it finally time for the urgency to set in? Is...

Does Anthony Rizzo have staying power as the Cubs’ leadoff man?
June 18th, 2017 at 3:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** PITTSBURGH - Anthony Rizzo led off another game with a big hit Sunday against the Pirates, this time a double to left field. It not only extended his hitting streak to 12 games, matching his career high, but it also extended his run as the self-proclaimed "greatest leadoff hitter of all-time."...

Turned ankle sidelines Addison Russell for Cubs-Pirates series finale
June 18th, 2017 at 1:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** PITTSBURGH - Just about the time Addison Russell started looking comfortable at the plate again, the Cubs shortstop took an uncomfortable turn rounding second base Saturday night and wound up out of the lineup by Sunday. Russell turned his right ankle in the second inning ... Read Original Post at http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/turned-ankle-sidelines-addison-russell-for-cubs-pirates-series-finale/...

Could ERA-champ Kyle Hendricks be sidelined through All-Star break?
June 18th, 2017 at 8:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks said he's confident after a second MRI and examination on his injured hand that the pain will soon be completely gone and doesn't expect it to be a recurring thing. But he's no longer trying to predict timelines for his return, either, he said - and acknowledges...