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The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Y

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees. [read full article]

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:37:11 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees (The Associated Press)

The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century. The Cubs paid a steep price, parting with top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and versatile pitcher Adam Warren in the four-player package going to the Yankees. Chapman also faced a domestic violence allegation in the offseason that cost him a 29-game suspension, and the left-hander is eligible for free agency after this year. [read full article]

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:43:24 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


AP source: Yanks discussing deal to send Chapman to Cubs (The Associated Press)

Aroldis Chapman and the rest of the New York Yankees dressed in their Sunday best for a flight to Houston following a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants that completed a 6-4 homestand. New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing and New York owner Hal Steinbrenner had not made any final decision. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:30:17 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Chicago Cubs activate veteran reliever Joe Nathan (The Associated Press)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have activated Joe Nathan from the 60-day disabled list, completing the veteran reliever's journey back to the majors from Tommy John surgery. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:46:22 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Mets-Cubs preview (The Associated Press)

Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs' 23-year-old slugger, is the subject of trade rumors and conjecture even though he has not stepped up to home plate and swung a bat since April 7. One rumor with traction on social media has the New York Yankees offering relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, who unleashed a 105 mph fastball on Monday, in exchange for Schwarber, who had 16 homers in 69 regular-season and playoff games in 2015. One former general manager suggested the Cubs swap Schwarber for Texas Rangers ace Cole Hamels, who beat the Cubs in a 4-1 decision on Sunday. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:21:36 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Baseball-Highlights from Saturday'sMLB games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) July 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Saturday: Cubs 3, Rangers 1 Anthony Rizzo doubled in two runs while right-hander Jason Hammel snapped a six-game winless streak as the Chicago Cubs posted a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Hammel (8-5) allowed just one run on three hits as he outdueled Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, who was making his first start since June 8 and only his fourth big-league appearance since 2014. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:59:30 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Baseball-Highlights from Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) July 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Saturday: Cubs 3, Rangers 1 Anthony Rizzo doubled in two runs while right-hander Jason Hammel snapped a six-game winless streak as the Chicago Cubs posted a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Hammel (8-5) allowed just one run on three hits as he outdueled Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, who was making his first start since June 8 and only his fourth big-league appearance since 2014. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:59:30 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


AP Source: Broncos now offering $70M guaranteed to Miller (Yahoo Sports)

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Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:34:48 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Diamondbacks-Giants preview (The Associated Press)

Having been shut out twice in his bid to make the National League All-Star team, Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will be seeking some individual glory when he faces Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Lamb was denied a spot among the first 33 players to make the NL squad when the fans voted Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs into a starting role, and Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies was picked as the backup. Lamb finished fourth out of five in the NL balloting that ended before Friday's games, with Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, who took the field Friday with far fewer home runs (10) and RBIs (46) than Lamb, getting the nod. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 09 Jul 2016 01:04:13 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Yahoo Sports’MLB Free Game of the Day is better than ever in July (Big LeagueStew)

If you have the newly updated Yahoo Sports app on your smartphone or tablet (if you don’t, stop what you’re doing and get it!) you can stream a different game each day right there in our app. In addition to our app, you can find all these games on Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home. The first game of the month is great, as it’s a NLCS rematch between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets, two of the NL’s most interesting teams. [read full article]

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:40:40 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Cubs monopoly in NL All-Star infield (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) - For the first time in 53 years and only the second time ever, four players from one team will comprise the starting infield for a Major League Baseball All-Star Game. All four Chicago Cubs infielders - first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant - were voted as starters for the Midsummer Classic next Tuesday in San Diego. Only the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals previously had all four infielders in the starting lineup. ... [read full article]

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:02:05 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Chicago Cubs dominate Major League Baseball all-star team (AFP)

The Chicago Cubs will have all four of their players making up the starting infield for next week's annual all-star game, Major League Baseball announced. For the first time in 53 years, players from the same team will fill out the infield at the midsummer classic, comprising first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant. It is only the second time in MLB history it has happened. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:36:20 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


5 Cubs elected to start in All-Star Game (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs became the first team since the 1976 Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine to have five players voted as All-Star Game starters when their entire infield earned the honor Tuesday along with center fielder Dexter Fowler. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:53:43 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Cubs, Red Sox dominate MLB All-Star rosters (Big League Stew)

As expected, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox players will plentiful at baseball’s All-Star game, happening July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:02:54 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Baseball-Cubs monopoly in NL All-Star infield (Reuters)

For the first time in 53 years and only the second time ever, four players from one team will comprise the starting infield for a Major League Baseball All-Star Game. All four Chicago Cubs infielders - first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant - were voted as starters for the Midsummer Classic next Tuesday in San Diego. Only the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals previously had all four infielders in the starting lineup. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:34:39 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Yahoo Sports’MLB Free Game of the Day is better than ever in July (Big League Stew)

If you have the newly updated Yahoo Sports app on your smartphone or tablet (if you don’t, stop what you’re doing and get it!) you can stream a different game each day right there in our app. In addition to our app, you can find all these games on Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home. The first game of the month is great, as it’s a NLCS rematch between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets, two of the NL’s most interesting teams. [read full article]

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:40:40 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Noah Syndergaard denies reports he has bone spur after short start (Big League Stew)

Welcome to The Walk Off , the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   The New York Mets have some pitcher drama, but this time it doesn't involve Matt Harvey. After struggling during an 11-4 loss against the Washington Nationals, Noah Syndergaard denied reports he's been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow. While Syndergaard was able to pump his usual velocity during the start, he had issues with his control and command. Syndergaard uncharacteristically walked two during the first inning, but managed to escape a bases-loaded jam. He looked like his normal self in the second, striking out the side. Things fell apart in the third. The Nationals tagged Syndergaard for five hits and a walk during the frame. Five runs scored in what was Syndergaard's final inning. He lasted just three innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Not counting ejections, it was the shortest start of Syndergaard's career. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] Shortly after the contest ended, reports emerged that Syndergaard has been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow for some time now, but has been pitching through it. Multiple New York reporters confirmed that report. Can confirm reports by @Ackert_NYDN and @NYPost_Mets . Despite denial, source says Syndergaard is pitching with a bone spur in elbow. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 28, 2016 Syndergaard, however, did not. Syndergaard flat out denied those reports in front of the media. Syndergaard says he has no bone spur in elbow. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 28, 2016 The whole thing could make for an uncomfortable situation, especially considering Syndergaard's rotation mate, Steven Matz, is also dealing with a bone spur in his elbow and has contemplated surgery. The Mets have confirmed Matz's injury , but have not commented on whether Syndergaard is currently dealing with a bone spur. TOP PERFORMERS Kris Bryant: Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was unstoppable during an 11-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. The third baseman made history, becoming the first player on record to ever go 5-for-5, with three home runs and two doubles. He set the Cubs team record with 16 total bases, and also managed his first-career three home run game. Bryant scored four runs and drove in six RBI during the contest. Marcus Semien: Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien was once traded for San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija, and he managed to get the better of that deal Monday. In the second inning, Semien belted a three-run shot off Samardzija, adding to the A's lead. He would later add an RBI double. Semien finished 2-for-4, with one run scored and four RBI in the 8-3 win. Nick Franklin: A number of Tampa Bay Rays were productive in Monday's 13-7 win over the Boston Red Sox, but Franklin was the best of the bunch. The DH went 3-for-5 at the plate, with a home run a double and a single. He scored one run and drove in five. MUST-SEE HIGHLIGHT Starting a double play from center field is always an impressive feat. That's exactly what Odubel Herrera managed to do during Monday's 8-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With no outs in the bottom of the third, Michael Bourn hit a line drive out near center. Jean Segura, who was on first base, was running on the pitch. Herrera made the catch in center, and with Segura on his way to second, fired the ball to first to try and get the force out. Segura attempted to make it back to the base, but, despite his speed, was doubled up due to Herrera's strong throw. THE REST OF THE SCOREBOARD    Royals 6, Cardinals 2: Matt Holliday's two-run homer gave the Cardinals an early lead, but Adam Wainwright was tagged for six earned runs over five innings, earning the loss.  Dodgers 5, Pirates 4: The Pirates jumped out to a four-run lead on Scott Kazmir early, but Francisco Liriano couldn't hold the lead, giving up five runs over 4 1/3 innings. Rangers 9, Yankees 6: A near four-hour delay could not stop the Rangers bats. The team still managed to tack on some runs despite the layoff during the victory.  Indians 8, Braves 3: Six Indians picked up at least one RBI during the win, including Carlos Santana, who did so in a pinch-hit appearance. Rockies 9, Blue Jays 5: Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs, but that wasn't enough to stop Colorado during Troy Tulowitzki's return. Astros 4, Angels 2: Houston tagged the Angels bullpen for four runs, ruining Matt Shoemaker's strong start.  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik [read full article]

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:59:51 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Baseball-Highlights of Monday's MLB games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) June 27 (the Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Monday: Cubs 11, Reds 8 Kris Bryant had a historic night at the plate with three home runs, two doubles and six RBIs, lifting the Chicago Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Bryant became the first player in major league history to hit three homers and two doubles in a game. Bryant, who went 5-for-5, homered in consecutive at-bats, including a three-run homer in the fourth, then went deep again in the eighth when he and first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Ross Ohlendorf. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:30:43 PDT - via Yahoo Sports



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