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2020 Schedule
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1hJesse Rogers

Source: Cubs reach 1-year deal with OF Souza

Outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in spring training, is joining the Cubs on a one-year deal.

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3dJesse Rogers

Source: RHP Kintzler, Marlins agree to $3M deal

Reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to a one-year deal with the Marlins. Kintzler compiled a 2.68 ERA and 1.018 WHIP last season with the Cubs.

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Wrigley Field safety netting will go past where the old bullpens were, to the elbows where the walls jut out toward the left & right field corners, Cubs Business Ops. Pres. Crane Kenney said Sat. MLB announced in Dec. that all 30 teams would extend netting for 2020. Court documents obtained last month by ESPN's Outside the Lines say the team stated 510 fans were injured by foul balls at Wrigley since 2015. A Cubs spokesperson contacted by OTL would not confirm or deny that total.

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11dJesse Rogers

Darvish now asks: Were Astros stealing off me?

In the aftermath of the Astros' cheating scandal, a big question lingers for former Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was rocked by Houston during the 2017 World Series: "Was I tipping [pitches], or were they stealing [signs]?"

Passan doesn't expect Bryant to remain a Cub (1:58)
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Bryant, Cubs reach $18.6M deal, avoid arbitration

Kris Bryant, who had a .282 batting average with 31 home runs and 77 RBIs last season, has reached a one-year, $18.6 million deal with the Cubs, sources told ESPN.

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2020 MLB arbitration tracker

Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.

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Attorney: Lifelong brain injury for child hit by ball

An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at an Astros game last May says the child's brain injury is permanent and that she is at risk of having seizures for life.

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Red Sox owe team record $13.4M in luxury tax

The Red Sox will pay a team record $13.4 million luxury tax after failing to make the playoffs, and the Yankees finished with a $6.7 million bill, likely a fraction of what they will pay next year. The Cubs must pay $7.6 million.

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46dJesse Rogers

Source: Cubs, Morrow agree to minor league deal

The Cubs and Brandon Morrow have agreed to a minor league deal that will bring the oft-injured reliever who hasn't pitched since the first half of 2018 back to Chicago, a source told ESPN.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

A day after MLB announced safety netting extensions will have been installed at all 30 ballparks for 2020, the Cubs say the specifics for Wrigley Field aren't set yet. A team spokesman gave a statement to ESPN's Outside the Lines: "Given the unique design of the walls along the playing field surface which are landmarked, we are still reviewing options that provide the safest and enjoyable environment for fans."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25213th
On Base Percentage.3338th
Slugging Percentage.4529th
Earned Run Average4.107th
Quality Starts0Tied-27th