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10/29/2014 | Cubs outright Kalish, Valaika and Vitters to Triple-A

The Cubs outrighted outfielder Ryan Kalish, infielder Chris Valaika and third baseman Josh Vitters to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.


10/29/2014 | Reports swirling around Maddon to Cubs

Joe Maddon is on the verge of becoming the Cubs' next manager, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, who earlier reported a deal was done. Maddon's agent and two Cubs sources say they do not have a deal.


10/28/2014 | Agent for Maddon in touch with 10 clubs

The agent for Joe Maddon said he's had phone calls with 10 teams since the former Rays manager opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, and that list includes the Cubs.


10/27/2014 | Edwards continues strong AFL play with hitless outing

C.J. Edwards is working on a three-inning, 55-pitch limit in the Arizona Fall League, but so far he's making the most of his limited time on the mound. Edwards threw three hitless innings with one strikeout Monday as the Mesa Solar Sox and the Salt River Rafters were tied at three when the game was suspended after 11 innings.


10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.


10/27/2014 | Cubs Arizona Fall League overview

Playing for the Solar Sox this fall, 21-year-old Dan Vogelbach has showed off his patience at the plate. The Cubs' prospect is sharing Mesa's first-base job with Matt Olson (Athletics) and also getting some time at DH.


10/23/2014 | Good catch: Cubs keeping Schwarber behind dish

There's no doubt that Kyle Schwarber can hit, but there were questions as to where he should play. Not anymore. After some intense lessons this summer, the Cubs want Schwarber to keep his focus on catching, and that's good news for their first-round pick.


10/21/2014 | Cubs' Russell rakes in Fall League victory

Addison Russell, the Cubs No. 2 prospect and the 11th overall pick in the 2012 draft, went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home run.


10/21/2014 | Tip for making the bigs: Room with Giansanti

Want to get to the big leagues? You need to room with Cubs prospect Anthony Giansanti. Javier Baez, Eric Jokisch, Matt Szczur and Rafael Lopez all made their Major League debuts this season with the Cubs, and all are former Giansanti roomies. Logan Watkins, Mike Olt and the Marlins' Justin Bour also were in the big leagues, and also once shared living space with Giansanti.


10/17/2014 | Crews begin bleacher, infrastructure improvements

If you walk by Wrigley Field, you'll notice a large gap in the left-field wall. And soon there will be one in right field as well. Crews are taking down the left- and right-field bleachers as part of the four-year, $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project.


10/15/2014 | A's prospect Powell goes yard, backs Cubs' hurler Edwards

After dropping each of their past two games, the Mesa Solar Sox are back in the win column following a 5-2 win over the Peoria Javelinas on Wednesday.


10/15/2014 | Highly touted Russell makes appearance at second in AFL

Cubs No. 2 prospect Addison Russell, primarily a shortstop in the Minors, started at second base this week with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.


10/11/2014 | Ceremony celebrates start of Wrigley renovations

The Cubs hosted MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 350 distinguished guests on Saturday for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the renovations to 100-year-old Wrigley Field.


10/11/2014 | Theo says Cubs' goal is to win division in '15

During end-of-the-season reviews with players, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein noticed there was a different tone. Nearly every player was excited about the 2015 season, and eager to get started. Maybe that's because the Cubs are at a transition point in their rebuilding process, Epstein said. Now, with the influx of talented young players, they're ready to compete.


10/9/2014 | Chicago native Mallee realizes dream with Cubs

Chicago native John Mallee, who spent the past two years as the Astros' hitting coach, has accepted the job as hitting coach for the Cubs so that he can be closer to his family during the season.


10/9/2014 | Mallee hired as hitting coach as Cubs finalize staff

The Cubs announced a series of changes to their 2015 coaching staff on Thursday, with the addition of John Mallee as hitting coach and Doug Dascenzo as first base/outfield coach.


10/9/2014 | Here's the skinny: Edwards eager to learn, progress

After rehabbing a right shoulder strain for nearly four months at the Cubs' complex in Mesa, prospect C.J. Edwards, 23, eventually rejoined Double-A Tennessee to finish the season, and he is trying to make up for lost innings in the Arizona Fall League.


10/8/2014 | Cubs announce 2015 Spring Training schedule

The Cubs will open Cactus League play on March 5 with split-squad games against the Athletics at Cubs Park and against the Giants in Scottsdale, beginning their second Spring Training at their new facility.


10/7/2014 | Cubs hitting coach Mueller steps down

Bill Mueller, a former batting champion who helped Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro get back on track last season in his first year as the Cubs' hitting coach, will not return for the 2015 season.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Cubs claim lefty reliever Ortiz from Rangers

The Cubs continued to add pitching to the organization, claiming left-hander Joseph Ortiz off waivers from the Rangers on Monday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster is now full at 40.


10/6/2014 | Cubs claim lefty reliever Ortiz from Rangers

The Cubs continued to add pitching to the organization, claiming left-hander Joseph Ortiz off waivers from the Rangers on Monday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster is now full at 40.


10/5/2014 | Zapata, Encarnacion thankful for second chance

Doctors told pitcher Jose Zapata he might not walk again, after he suffered a broken neck in a horrific car accident in the Dominican Republic in January. Outfielder Kevin Encarnacion, injured in the same crash, was told he might not be able to use his right arm.


10/1/2014 | Statues removed as part of Wrigley Field renovation

Renovations to 100-year-old Wrigley Field continued Wednesday as the statue of Ernie Banks on Clark Street was temporarily removed for restoration. It will receive a new base along with Harry Caray's statue, which was also expected to be transported on Wednesday.


10/1/2014 | Fans can vote Rizzo for Aaron Award

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a finalist for the 2014 Hank Aaron Award, which fans can vote for online at MLB.com and all 30 club sites.