4/18/2015 | Montero clubs pair of homers to help lead Cubs
The Cubs have several young, talented players who garner significant attention. The veterans help keep them in line. At the not-so-old age of 31, catcher Miguel Montero is one of those older players who guides the youngsters.
4/18/2015 | Bryant's versatility presents Cubs with many options
Kris Bryant begins his career as a third baseman. He's likely to end it as an outfielder. But what is really fascinating to consider is this: Could he spend much of it as an almost one-of-a-kind weapon -- a cleanup hitter who is strong enough in the field to move with ease between third base and the corner-outfield spots, allowing manager Joe Maddon tremendous flexibility?
4/18/2015 | Bryant drives in run on first career hit
Kris Bryant got his first Major League hit and RBI, and the Cubs fans gave him a standing ovation.
4/18/2015 | Lester eyes first win, faces Cashner at Wrigley
Jon Lester seeks his first quality start of the season as the Cubs and Padres wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
4/18/2015 | Castro, Olt impressed by Bryant's debut
Count Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and third baseman Mike Olt among those impressed with Kris Bryant's Major League debut.
4/18/2015 | Olt may be in cast for up to four weeks
Cubs third baseman Mike Olt wore a blue cast on his right arm that extended from his hand over his elbow while he was in the clubhouse Saturday morning.
4/18/2015 | Starlin's single lifts Cubs past Padres in 11
Starlin Castro knocked in the game-winning run in the 11th inning with a bases-loaded single onSaturday as the Cubs edged the Padres, 7-6, before a crowd of 33,958 at Wrigley Field.
4/18/2015 | Bryant's former team believes in his success
Triple-A Iowa played its home opener Friday night and the hot topic was the one player who wasn't there.
4/17/2015 | Maddon's first Cubs ejection comes after key homer
Joe Maddon received his first ejection as the Cubs' manager in Friday afternoon's 5-4 loss to the Padres, which came following Wil Myers' go-ahead homer. The skipper wasn't happy with the call on the previous pitch that could have ended the inning.
4/17/2015 | For Bryant, momentous day bigger than results
Records will show that the Padres beat the Cubs, 5-4, with Kris Bryant having such an inauspicious debut that Padres manager Bud Black intentionally walked Anthony Rizzo to pitch to him with a seventh-inning lead on the line, but this was Bryant's day from the time he woke up in New Orleans until the minute he went to bed in Chicago.
4/17/2015 | Bryant's debut in line with superstars past, present
We waited 12 long and lonely days for Kris Bryant to make an offensive impact at the Major League level and, well, the wait continues. Though he made some nice plays in the field, Bryant took an 0-for-4 at the plate in his big league debut on Friday vs. the Padres, striking out three times and leaving five on base.
4/17/2015 | Bryant, family emotional before big league debut
Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant's mother, Susie, was "shocked" and his father, Mike, was "speechless and stunned" when they found out their son was promoted to the big leagues on Friday.
4/17/2015 | Bryant callup not 'scripted,' comes from position need
Mike Olt's unfortunate break prompted the Cubs to promote top prospect Kris Bryant sooner than they had planned. Olt was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist, and Chicago found itself shorthanded at third base. Enter Bryant.
4/17/2015 | Bryant stars defensively in hitless MLB debut
Many were eagerly awaiting Kris Bryant's first at-bat on Friday, but the story of his Major League debut turned out to be in the field, and the Cubs' third baseman did not disappoint in Chicago's 5-4 loss to San Diego. Bryant, the game's No. 2 prospect as ranked by MLB.com, finished 0-for-4 with a trio of strikeouts, but before he even stepped to the plate, Bryant started a 5-4-3 double play in the top of the first.
4/17/2015 | Cubs shake up roster in addition to Bryant callup
Chicago placed reliever Neil Ramirez (right shoulder inflammation) and third baseman Mike Olt (hairline fracture in right wrist) on the 15-day disabled list, activated outfielder Chris Denorfia from the 15-day DL and purchased the contract of Kris Bryant.
4/17/2015 | Bryant looking to clean up out of No. 4 spot
In his much-anticipated big league debut Friday, Kris Bryant became just the 82nd player in history and the eighth in the past 30 years to bat cleanup on his first big league game.
4/17/2015 | As Bryant arrives in Majors, so does his jersey in MLB.com Shop
You can expect to see No. 17 jerseys all over Wrigley Field in the coming days, and now a Kris Bryant authentic Cubs home jersey from Majestic Athletic is available for order.
4/17/2015 | Padres turn to Ross to take on Hendricks, Cubs
Tyson Ross was excellent in his first Wrigley Field start last season, and he returns to face Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs on Saturday afternoon.
4/17/2015 | Bryant's big league debut spoiled by Myers' decisive blast
In a game that featured the highly anticipated Major League debut of Cubs rookie Kris Bryant, San Diego's Wil Myers stole the show with a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning as the Padres topped the Cubs, 5-4, on Friday afternoon. James Shields struck out nine for San Diego.
4/17/2015 | Bryant sparks memories of other highly anticipated debuts
In honor of Kris Bryant's callup by the Cubs, let's take a look at 10 players whose big league debuts stirred fans' excitement.
4/16/2015 | Bryant's arrival raises stakes in Cubs-Padres opener
Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant, who hit .425 with a Major League-leading nine home runs in Spring Training, is set to make his big league debut in Friday's series opener with the Padres at Wrigley Field.
4/16/2015 | Like his power, excitement for Bryant hard to contain
The Cubs are promoting Kris Bryant -- MLB.com's No. 2 prospect -- on Friday, and he's expected to evolve into the centerpiece of Theo Epstein's assault on baseball's Holy Grail, the 107-year World Series drought.
4/16/2015 | What type of impact will Bryant make as rookie?
The conjecture, the controversy, the questions -- all of it is water under the proverbial bridge. The Kris Bryant era is ready to begin.
4/16/2015 | The future is now: Bryant to get callup
Kris Bryant, MLB's No. 2 prospect, is expected to be promoted on Friday, and not just because his much discussed service-time hurdle has been cleared. The Cubs need a third baseman, as Mike Olt is out with a fractured wrist.
4/16/2015 | Soler stands out among talented young Cubs
Jorge Soler ranks among the National League rookie leaders in several offensive categories, including batting average (.310), home runs (two), RBIs (seven), on-base percentage (.310), and he has already made opponents think twice about running on him when he's patrolling right field.
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