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The Cub Reporter Apr 14, 2015

Reds @ Cubs - Desclafani vs. Arrieta; Game 7 Thread

The FIRST PLACE Cubs take on the NOT FIRST PLACE Reds. Jake Arrieta vs. Anthony Spellcheck... #Fowler CF #Hamilton CF *Rizzo 1B *Votto 1B Soler RF Frazier 3B *Coghlan LF Phillips 2B Castro SS *Bruce RF *Montero C Byrd LF #Alcantara 2B #Pena C Arrieta P Cozart SS Herrera 3B Desclafini P No time for wittiness today (or lack thereof)...enjoy the game. Tags: Cubs game thread
The Cub Reporter Apr 13, 2015

Reds @ Cubs - Leake vs. Lester; Game 6 Thread

Cubs return home in a battle for for first place against the Reds. Jon Lester vs. Mike Leake #Fowler CF Negron CF *Rizzo 1B *Votto 1B Soler RF Frazier 3B *Coghlan LF Phillips 2B Castro SS Byrd LF Olt 3B *Bruce RF Ross C #Pena C *Lester P Cozart SS #Alcantara 2B Leake P First, let's take a moment and enjoy Fowler's game winning home run once again. Fowler's last 2 games (4 for 8 with 2 BB's, 2 3B's and 1 HR) took his numbers from 077/077/154 to 238/304/619. Early season numbers are fun... As for tonight, Lester tries to improve on his Opening night performance which...

Castro back in lineup, wants to sharpen his game

MESA, Ariz. -- A day after turning 25, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will return to the field for a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. Castro was sidelined with a groin issue, causing him to miss the last few games. He says he’s 100 percent now. “It’s nothing,” Castro stated Wednesday afternoon. Castro, a three-time All-Star, returned to form at the plate last season but still has room to improve defensively.

Cubs notes: Starlin Castro fine, Kris Bryant to work in OF

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro should be back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing the last few days with a sore groin. “He feels strongly about one more day,” manager Joe Maddon said Sunday morning. “Today, then one more with the off day [Monday]. Tuesday should be fine.” Castro told reporters he was 100 percent and concurred Tuesday would be a good day for him to return to the lineup after he was scratched from Saturday’s game against the Seattle Mariners not long before first pitch.

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro scratched with right groin tightness

MESA, Ariz. – Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was scratched from Saturday’s spring game against the Seattle Mariners with right groin tightness, according to a team spokesman. Castro is considered day to day, and the injury isn’t believed to be serious. He missed a significant number of games in each of the last two spring camps because of hamstring problems but was ready for the regular season each year. Addison Russell will take Castro’s place in the lineup against the Mariners.

Castro's defense still a question

GLENDALE, Ariz. – After a rough night in the field on Thursday questions about Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro’s defense have come up again. Sometimes he’s spectacular while other times the routine play can get the best of him. He didn’t look sharp against the Diamondbacks -- committing an error and bobbling several other balls. The error led to two unearned runs. “Those things are going to happen sometimes,” Castro said on Friday.

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