CINCINNATI – The Cubs are under no illusions as they prepare for the July 31 trade deadline: It’s the pitching, stupid.
Prior to Saturday, it had been four years since Travis Wood last appeared as a relief pitcher.
With a taxed bullpen in need of reinforcements, the Cubs selected the contract of right-hander Gonzalez Germen and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa prior to Sunday's series final a
MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester signed with a last-place team when he had so many other great options.
MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester is a perfectionist, obsessed with routine, trying to throw the same warm-up pitches whether it’s the World Series or a minor-league scrimmage.