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2018 Schedule

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starters this weekend for first three Cactus League games: Michael Roth, Eddie Butler and Jen-Ho Tseng. Friday-Sunday.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon loves the month of February: "I love the slow dance of Spring Training. You need to treat Spring Training as though your players just came down from Mars. Even though they might be accomplished players, you need to take it back to step one. In the off-season, everything goes to the back of your mind and you need to bring it back to the front."

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Maddon: 'I want Anthony to take care of Anthony first right now' (2:03)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell, on the Brewers selling tickets to Cubs/Brewers games to those that live in Wisconsin before allowing Cubs fans from Illinois to purchase: "It seems logical to me, actually. The first opportunity for the tickets will be for Brewers fans. If there are tickets left over, there will be some for Cubs fans."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was fairly defiant in regards to the new mound visit rules. He said if he has to go talk to his pitcher while breaking the 6 visit rule, so be it: "I don't even care. If I have to go (to the mound) again and pay the price for my team I will." He more than intimated he would be willing to risk a fine or even harsher punishment.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs welcomed some kids from Advocate HealthCare today here in Az. They were signed to one day contracts and were very excited.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the 'low carry' on Darvish's fastball after his first live batting practice session.

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Darvish feeling comfortable with Cubs (2:08)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish discuss his first batting session, facing Cubs hitters.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Einstein is part of Maddon's art and baseball theme.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon unveiled two new paintings to his team as he continues his theme of baseball and art. This one is Mona Lisa.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his message to the entire team on the first full day of workouts. It includes combining art with baseball as well as the teamwork of the San Antonio Spurs.

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Rizzo: Parkland visit was support, not politics

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was in Parkland to support victims and their families after last week's mass shooting, not to make a political statement.

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Emotional Rizzo opens up about hometown shooting (1:54)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss going back home to Parkland, Fla. to help lend support after the school shooting there last week.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss going back home after the school shooting in Fla.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs added OF Charcer Burks to spring training as a non roster invitee. He's been in their system after being drafted in the ninth round in 2013.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has talked with Ben Zobrist and Ian Happ about playing some first base this spring as he plans out days off for his top guys like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant. Maddon once again has a deep position player base to choose from on a given night.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss finally being healthy after a rough year in 2017.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says Justin Wilson has made some adjustments to his delivery and is confident he will bounce back from a rough second half: "I'm telling you he's going to have a great year."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A cool shot at Cubs camp. Other pitchers are done with their bullpen session so all eyes are on Yu Darvish as he throws.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Cubs catchers pass some idle time at Spring Training and attempt to throw the baseball in a bucket 50 yards away. Completion. McMahon to Gault.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th