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Bowden: Best remaining options

The Yankees and the Cubs are still shopping for starters. The Rangers' Yovani Gallardo is available, but will he get buried by the slew of arms available in San Diego? Potential fits (Insider)

Cubs trade for Dan Haren from Marlins (0:27)
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2hJesse Rogers

Source: Cubs get RHP Dan Haren from Marlins

The Cubs have made a move to bolster their starting rotation, trading two prospects to the Marlins for right-hander Dan Haren.

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Reports: Marlins sending Haren to Cubs

The Cubs are acquiring RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins, according to ESPN and multiple reports. He is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA this season and 149-129 with a 3.75 ERA in his career. Miami will get SS Elliott Soto and RHP Ivan Pineyro in return.

Not Top Plays (2:27)

Web Gems: Thursday, July 30

Does Starlin Castro's diving stop and throw from his knees top Omar Infante's flip to Alcides Escobar for the out? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

13hJesse Rogers

Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Anthony Rizzo saved the Cubs' stagnant offense with a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally his team past the Brewers.

Web Gems (1:00)
Castro throws runner out from his knees (0:24)
Cubs come back to beat Brewers (0:35)

Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2

Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night.


Final: Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Anthony Rizzo's 3-run HR put Chicago in front in the 8th, and the Cubs added 2 insurance runs in the 9th to cap off the rally. It was Rizzo's first career go-ahead homer in a game the Cubs trailed in the 8th or later. Box score

Rizzo's career first has Cubs in front

A 3-run HR from Anthony Rizzo, his 18th shot of the year, put Chicago up 3-2 on the Brewers in the 8th. It's the first go-ahead homer of his career with his team trailing in the 8th inning or later. Follow live

MLB Cold Hard Facts (1:23)
23hJesse Rogers

Starlin Castro back in the trade mix?

Just when Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro thought he was safe comes word the team is "aggressively" shopping the three-time All-Star.

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Will the Cubs stick with Jason Motte?

The Cubs have given five relievers at least one save, which may be a bad sign for Jason Motte. Chicago has also been linked with relievers on the market. Fantasy: Closers in trouble (Insider)

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Stark: Cubs trying to trade Castro

Other clubs tell Jayson Stark that Chicago has been aggressive in trying to move shortstop Starlin Castro in a deal for pitching. Tyson Ross of the Padres is the Cubs' top target. MLB deadline daily

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What would it take to get David Price?

Jim Bowden connects Tigers starting pitcher David Price to four trade suitors, laying out the prospects he thinks Detroit would ask for in return.

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2dJesse Rogers

Miguel Montero says he's close to returning

Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is close to returning from a thumb injury, which could cause an interesting logjam in the Cubs' lineup.

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How can Chicago land Hamels?

The Cubs won't break up their young core to pursue Cole Hamels. Jim Bowden thinks an outfield tandem, plus starter C.J. Edwards, is a reasonable package Chicago could offer. Five potential trades for Hamels (Insider)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.23829th
On Base Percentage.31416th
Slugging Percentage.37227th
Earned Run Average3.486th
Quality Starts5115th


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