The Chicago Cubs and catcher David Ross have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million deal.
The Cubs made an interesting gamble by signing Jason Motte to a one-year deal. Now insider Patrick Mooney explains what the 32-year-old pitcher can bring to the North Side.
Jeff Samardzija's arrival on the South Side might not be a long-term deal, as the pitcher is adamant about testing free agency, but the former Cub does add a new zing to the Crosstown rivalry.

Team talk

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    Carlos Pena is listed day-to-day with a sprained right thumb and while the pain isn't overwhelming, the Cubs are taking it slow with their first baseman. Tyler Colvin got the start at first on Tuesday.
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    The Cubs will try to win consecutive games for the first time in 2011 as they continue their series with the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Watch the game on CSN or follow along right here on
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    Monday, April 4, 2011 Posted: 5:50 p.m. By Patrick Mooney Carlos Pena injured his right thumb on Monday while catching a throw from Starlin Castro at first base. The Cubs described it as a mild sprain that will be monitored day-to-day. The Gold Glove first...
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    Alfonso Soriano hit his second home run in as many days to help the Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday afternoon. Randy Wells allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
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    Alan Trammell, who appeared to be next in line when Lou Piniella retired last August, holds no bitterness towards the Cubs and still maintains a solid friendship with new manager Mike Quade.
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    Randy Wells, who has won his past two starts against the Diamondbacks, will take the hill for the Cubs today as they host Arizona at Wrigley Field. Catch the action on CSN or follow along right here on!
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    Newcomers Carlos Pena 2 RBIs and Matt Garza 12 strikeouts starred for the Cubs on Sunday, but a ninth-inning rally from Pittsburgh stole the show. Carlos Marmol blew a 4-3 lead and the Pirates went on to win 5-4.


Today's Poll

Which Cubs call-up did you look the most forward to?
Mark Prior
Kerry Wood
Starlin Castro
Javier Baez

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Injury Report

9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. Sweeneyoff 60-day DL
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. Ruggianooff 60-day DL
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez33.500500343.2531.44
Eric Jokisch00-41014.1101.88
Pedro Strop24.333650261.0712.21
Hector Rondon44.5006402963.1632.42
Kyle Hendricks72.7781313080.1472.46
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