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Chicago Cubs need to step up, buckle down and handle their business

The Chicago Cubs open a weekend series on the South Side Friday, looking to draw ever closer to a third consecutive National League Central …

Joe Maddon

Chicago Cubs: Without Brandon Morrow, Pedro Strop, where do we turn?

With Brandon Morrow out until Spring Training and the uncertainty of Pedro Strop’s health going into October, some might say the Chicago Cubs deep …

Joe Maddon

Cubs' Alec Mills had same injury as Brandon Morrow: 'It stinks'

Alec Mills has experienced what Cubs closer Brandon Morrow will endure the next two months, and Morrow’s patience will be tested as much as his healing powers.<p>“I had to do two months of absolutely nothing,” Mills recalled of his 2017 season in which he didn’t pitch from May 12 to Aug. 19 because of …

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Cubs select Allen Webster, transfer Brandon Morrow to 60-Day DL

The Cubs have selected the contract of right-hander Allen Webster and moved Brandon Morrow to the 60-day disabled list to open a roster spot, …

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Pedro Strop thinks he’ll be back before the end of the season

Cubs closer Pedro Strop strained his hamstring last week and, at the time, the club said that he’d miss the rest of the regular season. He’s not so …

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Watch Joe Maddon react to the news of losing closer Brandon Morrow. He was shut down for the season due to a bone bruise.

Watch Joe Maddon react to the news of losing closer Brandon Morrow. He was shut down for the season due to a bone bruise.<p>Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff …

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Of risks, rewards and workloads: The many sides of Cub' Brandon Morrow's injury

PHOENIX – Could closer Brandon Morrow’s season-ending elbow injury have been prevented in June? Or was a pitcher with a long history of injuries just …

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Brandon Morrow shut down for the rest of the season

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow has been out since the All-Star break with a bone bruise and biceps inflammation. In recent days there had been hope that …

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Brandon Morrow has been shut down for the season

After speculations over when Brandon Morrow could return, Theo Epstein put everything to rest with the news that Morrow has been shut down for the res

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Cubs' Joe Maddon philosophical about prior use of Brandon Morrow

Manager Joe Maddon was philosophical about his decision to use closer Brandon Morrow for the third consecutive game on June 2 – after which the discomfort in his right forearm first surfaced.<p>“It’s hard to say,” Maddon said, one day after Morrow was ruled out for the season. “The guy has had …

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Brandon Morrow injury update: Cubs reliever will not return this season

Brandon Morrow will not return to the Cubs in 2018.<p>Chicago has shut down the 34-year-old reliever for the season, general manager Theo Epstein told …

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The Kevin Wheeler Show: September 19th, 2018 - Jack Flaherty is the ace the Cardinals needed

10am Hour<p><b>10:00 — The Playbook</b><p><b>10:15 — Buster Olney (ESPN)</b><p><b>10:30 — Bradford Doolittle (</b><p><b>10:45 — Some people involved in college football just</b> …

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Epstein gets sassy talking about Cubs bullpen

Theo Epstein gets a little sassy in response to doubt about Cubs bullpen<p>Theo Epstein made it known to everyone that he believes in the Cubs bullpen …

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Cubs’ Brandon Morrow on his season-ending injury: 'It sucks'

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow discusses his season-ending elbow injury. (Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune)

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Cubs Reliever Brandon Morrow Out for the Season with Biceps Injury

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brandon Morrow will miss the rest of the 2018 MLB season because of a lingering elbow injury.<p>On Tuesday, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced Morrow, who's been on the 10-day disabled list since mid-July because of a bone bruise in his elbow, …


3 things we learned from Cubs-Reds series

Here are three things we learned from the weekend Reds-Cubs series:<p><b>1. The Cubs have the bullpen pieces to win close games without having a proven closer.</b><p>Pedro Strop received an MRI on Friday and was deemed out for the rest of the regular season (if not longer) with a moderate hamstring strain in …

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Even with Pedro Strop out, Brandon Morrow won't jump right back into ninth

Brandon Morrow is close to being activated. Don’t take that to mean he’s going to jump right back into his old role.<p>With Kyle Schwarber and Terrance …

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Morrow expects to be activated off of DL in a 'few days'

video.other<p>NBC Sports Chicago<p><p>Brandon Morrow pitched a simulated game …

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Cubs' Jaime Garcia: Records hold in win over Reds

Garcia pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a strikeout to record a hold in Friday's 3-2 win over the Reds.<p>Analysis:<p>With the Cubs dealing with …

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Brandon Morrow pitches off mound, could rejoin Cubs next week

Brandon Morrow threw off the Wrigley Field mound Saturday — and probably not for the last time this season. He could be activated within a few days but the Cubs don’t know what their expectations should be when he returns.<p>Joe Maddon said Morrow won’t return as his closer, initially working in less …

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Happ lifts Cubs over Reds 3-2 | FOX Sports

<b>CHICAGO (AP) —</b> Ian Happ hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Jorge De La Rosa worked a shaky ninth for his first career save and the Chicago …

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Cubs reliever Pedro Strop thinks he'll be out at least a couple weeks after tweaking his hamstring while trying to beat out a double play in Chicago's 4-3 extra-innings win over Washington. Strop, who's slated for an MRI tomorrow, has been huge for a Cubs bullpen that's already without closer Brandon Morrow. Since Morrow hit the DL on July 19, Strop has a 1.77 ERA with 11 saves. So who serves as Chicagos's closer tomorrow? "I have no idea," said manager Joe Maddon. "All of these guys are on fumes."

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop thinks he'll be out at least a couple weeks after tweaking his hamstring while trying to beat out a double play in …

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When/if Brandon Morrow does return, where would he fit in Cubs bullpen?

The narrative around Brandon Morrow has shifted from <i>if</i> he could possibly return to <i>when</i> and in what capacity?<p>There's still a strong possibility he …

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Watch Brandon Morrow (forearm) discuss his progress after throwing 35 pitches in the bullpen today.

Watch Brandon Morrow (forearm) discuss his progress after throwing 35 pitches in the bullpen today.<p>Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff Writer12d ago

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Cubs' Jon Lester says he can pitch through lower back pain

Jon Lester expects to make his next start for the Cubs despite still having some pain in his lower back.<p>“I’ll be fine,’’ Lester said. “I’ll pitch whenever they tell me to pitch. … I don’t feel great but I’m going to pitch. … We have good drugs and good doctors.’’<p>Lester left Monday’s start in the …

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Injured Brandon Morrow and Jason Heyward report progress in their quest to rejoin Cubs roster

With virtually no margin for error, closer Brandon Morrow and outfielder Jason Heyward took small strides toward rejoining the Cubs before the end of the regular season.<p>“I’m fine,” Morrow said Monday, one day after throwing a light bullpen session and before he went to play catch. “So far, so good. …


Chicago Cubs: 3 closer options for the Cubs in October

The Chicago Cubs are closing in on their fourth consecutive trip to the postseason and will have to be creative in the ninth without their …


Injured Cubs closer Brandon Morrow's status may become more clear Monday

The Cubs might gain more clarity Monday about whether injured closer Brandon Morrow could join them by the end of the season.<p>Morrow threw 25 pitches off the mound Sunday in what was described as a “touch-and-feel” session. The Cubs want to be sure Morrow, who hasn’t pitched in a game since July 15 …

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Chicago Cubs: Injuries piling up at the wrong time in the season

In late August, it appeared as if the Chicago Cubs may soon be nearing full strength. Instead, a new bevy of injuries has struck the roster this …


Chicago Cubs: Brandon Kintzler is the key to continued bullpen success

If the Chicago Cubs can get Brandon Kintzler back on the right track, the potential loss of Brandon Morrow suddenly becomes much easier to …