Cubs

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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    The Cubs center fielder wants to play 162 games and vows to play hard for nine innings every night. At age 33, Marlon Byrd has found success. He's obsessed with his routine and feels he can do it for five more seasons.
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    Despite allowing 26 runs in 11 13 innings this spring, the Cubs will take one more look at Carlos Silva on Wednesday before making a final decision on the No. 5 starter.
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    Weather conditions made Andrew Cashner a bit wild during his start on Monday, but while he lost his grip on a few pitches it appears he has a firm hold of a spot in the Cubs starting rotation.
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    More cuts are coming up for the Cubs. Who should start booking flights out of Tempe, who is sticking in the bullpen and are there any surprises on the horizon? Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney has the latest.
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    Sunday, March 20, 2011 Posted: 8:23 p.m. By Patrick Mooney CSNChicago.com MESA, Ariz. The new Randy Wells did not give an acceptance speech. He was not dressed in a tuxedo, thanking all the people that helped him get here. But at this point you have to declare him a winner...
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    The Cubs carried a collective 6.32 ERA into Sunday, including a gaudy 9.88 mark from supposed prize acquisition Matt Garza. But, the team isn't worried with the starter's numbers, only that he'll be ready to go April 3.
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    Former Cubs phenom Kerry Wood is expected to be the stabilizing force in the Chicago bullpen this year and will team with the other middle relievers to do one thing--get the ball to Carlos Marmol any way possible.

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Today's Poll

Which Cubs call-up did you look the most forward to?
Mark Prior
36%
Kerry Wood
30%
Starlin Castro
5%
Javier Baez
30%

Team Schedule

Next Games
DateOppTime
3/5vs. Oak (p)TBA
3/5SF (p)12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET15:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 CT
3/6vs. Cin (p)TBA
3/7Col (p)12:10 PT1:10 MT2:10 CT3:10 ET15:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 CT
3/8vs. Tex (p)TBA
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Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
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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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
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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