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Spring training: Baseball emerges from winter

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The crack of the bat at spring training camps replaced the sound of trash can lids banging in homemade YouTube videos as baseball emerged from its winter of cheating scandals and…

Report: Cubs to hire David Ross as next manager

Staff Report CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs are expected to name David Ross their new manager, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning. The team is expected to announce the hire Thursday. Ross, 42, is the currently in the role…

MLB: Joe Maddon out as Cubs manager

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning. He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise that had…

Beloit Snappers announce new stadium

Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. - Plans have been shared to build a new riverside ballpark stadium in downtown Beloit. The new community stadium will play host to the Beloit Snappers, the Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. In addition to…

Future uncertain for Cubs’ Zobrist and Maddon

By Jay Coghen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist will decide what he wants to do after the season is over. The 38-year-old utilityman already knows how he feels about Joe Maddon's future in Chicago. Asked Sunday about…

MLB: Cubs trade Mike Montgomery to KC for Martin Maldonado

Staff Report CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs, on Monday, traded pitcher Mike Montgomery to the Kansas City Royals for catcher Martin Maldonado. Maldonado, 32, has played all or parts of the last nine seasons with Milwaukee (2011-16), the…

Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel inks 3-year deal with Cubs

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical and will be…