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4/15/2014 | McDonald joins Cubs' baseball operations

The Cubs on Tuesday named former Major Leaguer Darnell McDonald a baseball operations assistant.

4/15/2014 | Cubs-Yankees rained out, to play two today

Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 1:05 p.m. ET.

4/15/2014 | Cubs-Yanks rained out, to play twin bill today

Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 12:05 p.m. CT.

4/14/2014 | Soriano's friendship invaluable to Starlin, young Cubs

Mention Alfonso Soriano's name to Starlin Castro, and the Cubs shortstop immediately smiles. When Castro was called up to the Cubs in May 2010 at the age of 20, Soriano, then in his fourth year with the team and 12th in the big leagues, welcomed the infielder into his Chicago home.

4/13/2014 | Tanaka, Hammel set to face off on Robinson Day

Jason Hammel's had plenty of experience pitching at both the new and old Yankee Stadium. The Cubs hope that will help them sink Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday.

4/13/2014 | Parker up from Triple-A, available to close

The Cubs restocked the bullpen on Sunday when they recalled Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa, and he will be one of manager Rick Renteria's options as closer.

4/13/2014 | Cubs excited to honor Robinson at Yankee Stadium

On Tuesday, the Cubs will join Major League Baseball in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day. For the Cubs, it'll be an even more special occasion because they'll be doing so at Yankee Stadium. The last player to wear Robinson's No. 42 was Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who retired last season.

4/13/2014 | Jackson, Cubs unable to fend off Cardinals

Rain interrupted Edwin Jackson's outing on Sunday, but it didn't seem to bother the Cardinals. Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, including a tie-breaking sacrifice fly in the fourth, to lift the Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Cubs and take the series.

4/12/2014 | Cubs, Cards square off with series win at stake

On Sunday, the Cubs and Cardinals play for the series in the finale at Busch Stadium. So far, Chicago edged St. Louis 6-3 in 11 innings on Friday, and Matt Adams helped power a 13-hit attack in a 10-4 Cardinals victory on Saturday.

4/12/2014 | Villanueva endures rocky outing as Cubs fall to Cards

Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay each drove in two runs off Carlos Villanueva, who served up nine over three innings in his second start, as the Cardinals roughed up the Cubs, 10-4, on Saturday to even the series.

4/12/2014 | Cubs prevent a run as challenged call overturned

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a call at first base that was overturned in the third inning on Saturday and prevented a St. Louis run from scoring.

4/12/2014 | Cubs begin process of honing in on Draft strategy

The Cubs have the fourth pick overall in the June 5 First-Year Player Draft, and the scouts and cross-checkers met last Monday in Chicago to go over their strategy, general manager Jed Hoyer said Saturday.

4/12/2014 | Red-hot Bonifacio gets a break from Cubs' lineup

Emilio Bonifacio began Saturday leading the Major League in hits, but manager Rick Renteria decided it was a good time to give the versatile player a breather.

4/12/2014 | Rusin gives needed relief in brief stint from Triple-A

The Cubs restocked the bullpen Saturday when they added Chris Rusin, and are expected to make another move on Sunday after the lefty delivered five innings in relief.

4/12/2014 | Veras out as closer after latest blown save

Cubs manager Rick Renteria met with Jose Veras Saturday morning and told the right-hander that as of now, Veras is no longer the closer and will be used in non-save situations to try to get back on track.

4/12/2014 | Rivals Cubs, Cardinals set to face off again Saturday

The Cardinals will trot out Adam Wainwright on Saturday against the visiting Cubs, who will start swingman Carlos Villanueva in the second game of the three-game series.

4/11/2014 | Call upheld after Cubs challenge in ninth

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Cardinals' Allen Craig was hit by a pitch by Jose Veras in the ninth, and the call was upheld.

4/11/2014 | Castillo's three-run jack lifts Cubs to extra-inning win

Welington Castillo smacked a three-run homer with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Cardinals in front of 43,903 at Busch Stadium on Friday night.

4/11/2014 | Bonifacio's hot bat shifts Barney to new role

Emilio Bonifacio ranks among the Major League leaders in hits, and Cubs manager Rick Renteria has tried to get the versatile switch-hitter in the lineup every day, either in the outfield or at second. That means Darwin Barney sits.

4/11/2014 | Arrieta makes further progress in rehab start

Jake Arrieta continues to make progress in his rehab from tightness in his right shoulder, and he will make another Minor League rehab start with Double-A Tennessee. Arrieta made his second start for the Smokies on Thursday, and went 3 2/3 innings.

4/10/2014 | Wood excellent, but Bucs tee off on 'pen

Travis Wood matched a career high with nine strikeouts but couldn't last long enough. After his exit, Pedro Alvarez smashed a three-run homer with two outs in the seventh to highlight a five-run rally and power the Pirates to a 5-4 win Thursday over the Cubs to take the series.

4/10/2014 | Renteria abandons righty-lefty platoon vs. Cole

Cubs manager Rick Renteria abandoned his righty-lefty platoon and started right-handed hitters Mike Olt and Junior Lake against Pirates righty Gerrit Cole on Thursday.

4/10/2014 | Rondon riding 15-inning scoreless streak

Hector Rondon finished Thursday's game with a 15-inning scoreless streak, dating back to Sept. 3 of last season. It ranked among the top three longest such streaks in the Major Leagues.

4/10/2014 | Cubs Charities to help improve local fields

Cubs Charities, in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago, announced the launch of the "Diamond Project," which aims to improve the quality and safety of local baseball fields in the Chicago area.

4/9/2014 | Back-to-back homers spark Cubs past Bucs

Jason Hammel held the Pirates to three hits, all solo home runs, over seven innings, and Mike Olt and Junior Lake belted back-to-back homers to help power the Cubs to a 7-5 victory Wednesday night and even the series.

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