Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch more of Cubs reliever Hector Rondon discuss the addition of Aroldis Chapman to the bullpen.

How does Chapman help the Cubs? (0:44)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Hector Rondon discuss losing his closer's job to Aroldis Chapman who the Cubs traded for on Monday.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher David Ross discuss the addition of Aroldis Chapman to the team.

Lineup: White Sox (48-50) vs. Cubs (59-38)

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

Lineup: Cubs (59-38) at White Sox (48-50)

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


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman said he is "sad" to leave the Yankees, but winning a championship with the Cubs could be very special for him. Chapman reiterated he would be open to signing a new contract with the Yankees as a free agent. Yankees translator Marlon Abreu delivered Chapman's thoughts.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern All-Big Ten LB Anthony Walker had season tickets to Miami games growing up and hoped to play for the U. He even was coached by Hurricanes super fan Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell in an all-star game. "After seeing Sean Spence and guys like that, Miami always was the favorite team, but I didn't get a Miami offer," Walker said. "You can only go to one college, so as long as I was able to get one offer, I was OK with it."


All eyes will be on Alshon Jeffery

Health has often been a concern for Jeffery, but it will be even more crucial this year as he plays on the franchise tag and seeks a long-term payday. Injury questions

Hector Rondon's fantasy value after the Aroldis Chapman trade (0:37)
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Rich Cubs get even richer

Already in possession of baseball's best rotation, the Cubs added a major piece to improve their middle-of-the-pack bullpen in Aroldis Chapman.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman is in the Yankees clubhouse at Houston's Minute Maid Park, giving handshakes and hugs to his ex-teammates. He arrived in a golf cart through the hallways with none another than Alex Rodriguez. When Chapman first entered the clubhouse, Andy Pettitte, who is from nearby Deer Park, told Chapman he regretted that Chapman had been traded and wished him luck.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

New look, same lottery fate for Chicago

In ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast: our expert panel predicts the revamped Bulls will fall one game short of playoff qualification. Forecast: 2016-17 East standings Illustration

Chapman se va a salvar juegos a Chicago

El pitcher más intimidante de todo el béisbol es quizás la pieza que les faltaba a los Cachorros para romper la maldición de la cabra. Leer

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Fan confidence in the Cubs was up last week. With Aroldis Chapman now in the Wrigley Field bullpen, will it go through the roof? Vote now!

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Strikeouts are name of Chapman's game

By acquiring Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs add an arm that has averaged more strikeouts per nine innings than anyone else in the history of baseball to the back of their bullpen.

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Chapman bringing heat to the Cubs (0:43)
Cubs aiming for World Series with Chapman (1:33)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Declaración en inglés y español de Aroldis Chapman tras canje de los Yankees de Nueva York a los Cachorros de Chicago.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees y Cubs hacen el canje oficial.