CHICAGO Teams

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the biggest mysteries of 2016 is the decline of Jose Abreu. While everyone else is hitting more home runs and producing more offense, Abreu has just 11 home runs and his OPS is down 200 points from his 2014 season when he finished fourth in the MVP voting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade gets a big ovation here at Wrigley. This is his first public appearance in Chicago as a Bull.

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Sale's suspension a strange saga (1:32)
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White Sox, Royals and Yankees have plenty of trade options (2:58)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears signed DB Brandon Boykin and WR B.J. Daniels and officially placed Pernell McPhee, Amini Silatolu and Marquess Wilson active/PUP for the beginning of training camp. Boykin has appeared in 64 career games with 7 starts over four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2012-14) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015).

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Bowden: Should be 'a little concerned' about Cubs (1:34)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh throw out the first pitch at the Cubs/Sox game on Wednesday.

Lineup: Cubs (59-40) vs. White Sox (50-50)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, LF (S)
  • 5. Willson Contreras, C (R)
  • 6. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 7. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 8. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 9. Jason Hammel, RHP
  • Daily notes

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Jim Harbaugh just Cubs fan tonight ... or perhaps an advisor? He and Theo Epstein chatted before Tuesday's Cubs-White Sox game at Wrigley Field. Harbaugh will dust off his old QB's arm to throw out the first pitch.

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Williams praises ChiSox's handling of Sale

Out of town for an event when the Chris Sale incident took place on Saturday, executive VP Kenny Williams spoke highly of how manager Robin Ventura and GM Rick Hahn took care of the situation. "I do not think it could be handled any better than how Rick and Robin handled it and all of the things they've said and done," Williams said. Chicago Tribune

Lineup: White Sox (50-50) at Cubs (59-40)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 6. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
  • 7. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • 8. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • 9. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
  • Daily notes

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The wild ride to .500 for the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have played at times like one of the best teams in baseball. They also have a few stretches they would like to forget.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss why Willson Contreras is sitting and Miguel Montero is batting fifth on Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Pernell McPhee begins training camp on PUP

Veteran pass rusher Pernell McPhee, who came into camp "at a really good weight," is dealing with a lingering knee issue, said GM Ryan Pace.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher discuss hitting 5th on Wednesday against the White Sox. It's his third start batting fifth in the order this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is shaking up the back end of his lineup a little bit. Struggling outfielder Jason Heyward is batting seventh for the first time this season while .200 hitter Miguel Montero will move up to fifth. The Cubs have slumped on offense over the past four games as they take on the White Sox tonight.

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Leonard Floyd in good hands with John Fox (0:40)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears general manager Ryan Pace does not feel Alshon Jeffery will be affected by the lack of a long term deal. Pace called the negotiations with Jeffery "friendly" and feels the WR is in a good place.

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E:60 preview: Wade heads home to Chicago (0:43)