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Cubs cut 1B/OF Bryan LaHair

First baseman-outfielder Bryan LaHair was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Anthony Rizzo's 2012 helped with confidence issue

Anthony Rizzo is likely to get his first chance at a full season 2013 with the Chicago Cubs.

Cubs re-sign Shawn Camp

The Chicago Cubs re-signed reliever Shawn Camp on a one-year deal.

Cubs host Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa

The Cubs are reportedly courting the top Japanese closer.

Deshaies a candidate to replace Brenly

The Cubs continue to consider candidates to replace Bob Brenly as color commentator.

Cubs' prospects struggle in Arizona Fall League

Many of the Cubs' prospects playing in the 2012 Arizona Fall League struggled, including top prospect Javier Baez.

Cubs continue pushing for Wrigley rebuilding plan

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts continues to move forward with plans to rebuild Wrigley Field.

Cubs P Garza resumes baseball activities

Cubs P Matt Garza has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

David DeJesus stays upbeat about the Cubs

David DeJesus reflects on his first season in Chicago and looks at where the Cubs are heading next season.

Scott Baker ready to prove he belongs for Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and Scott Baker agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday, and Baker is ready to make an immediate impact.

Cubs sign RHP Scott Baker to 1-year deal

The Cubs announced their first 2012 offseason signing on Tuesday -- a one-year deal for starting pitcher Scott Baker.

Cubs, Jeff Samardzija sign extension

The Chicago Cubs have initiated talks with starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija in the hopes of signing a contract extension, according to a report from Bleacher Nation. Samardzija made the transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation in 2012.

Cubs pursuing Liriano

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly made an offer for pitcher Francisco Liriano.

Cubs, White Sox GMs ready to make moves

The Cubs and White Sox are already in discussions with other teams regarding possible trades, and the teams have also been active in talking to free agents.

Cubs have no timeline to name TV analyst

The Chicago Cubs and their TV partners have no timeline to name a replacement for analyst Bob Brenly, who left to take a job with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bob Brenly says Chicago Cubs have bright future

Bob Brenly is leaving the Cubs' broadcast team to become the color-analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks due to family reasons but is optimistic about Chicago's future under President Theo Epstein and Manager Jed Hoyer.

Cubs among suitors for Hyun-jin Ryu

The Chicago Cubs are one of five teams along with the Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers and Indians who have expresed "concrete interest" in left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu from Korea this off-season.

Cubs have five contenders to replace Brenly

The Chicago Cubs have narrowed their search for Bob Brenly's replacement in the broadcast booth down to five contenders.

Five pitchers the Cubs may sign this offseason

The Chicago Cubs were bad in 2012. Things will get marginally better moving forward, primarily because of who Theo Epstein & Co. will try to sign this offseason to fill in the gaping holes in the rotation.

Sources say Marmol for Haren deal called off

Dan Haren is now a free agent after Los Angeles declined his $15.5 million option for 2013, meaning the Cubs can pursue him.

Cubs trade Carlos Marmol for pitcher Dan Haren

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Dan Haren from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Carlos Marmol

Chicago Cubs claim P Zach Putnam off waivers

Putnam, 25, faced nine batters in the 2012 season as a member of the Rockies and did not allow a run.

Cubs engaged in talks with Angels about Dan Haren

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly engaged in talks regarding a trade to acquire pitcher Dan Haren from the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim.

Cubs could bring Ryan Dempster back in 2013

The Chicago Cubs could end up bringing Ryan Dempster back next season, but it probably depends on the asking price and the availability of other options.

Cubs' Barney hopes to stick around for long haul

Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney hopes his Gold Glove season will help convince Cubs management to keep him around for the long haul.

Cubs prospect Baez broke his thumb celebrating

Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday that Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez broke his right thumb celebrating.

Carlos Marmol may not be in Cubs' plans

As the Chicago Cubs try to become a younger, more efficient organization, it's getting harder to justify paying top dollar for an inconsistent closer like Carlos Marmol.

Starlin Castro gets inspiration from Darwin Barney

Still trying to improve as a defender, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro looks to Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney for his inspiration.

1-error season gets Cubs' Barney Golden Glove

Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney put in 141 consecutive errorless games in 2012, earning a Gold Glove in the process.

Giants blueprint for rebuilding Cubs

The recently-crowned World Series champion San Francisco Giants might provide a blueprint for Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer as they build the Chicago Cubs into a winning club.

Cubs 2B Darwin Barney finalist for NL Gold Glove

Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was named a finalist for the National League Gold Glove on Monday. The award will be handed out on Tuesday night.

Cubs prospect Baez undergoes tests on thumb

Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez may miss the rest of the Arizona Fall League due to a thumb injury.