Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2568081993.15
NL Central2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th2nd5th1st

Schedule

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3:05 pm EST
Sat Feb 25
OAK
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Feb 25
at SF
*
3:05 pm EST
Sun Feb 26
CLE
*
3:05 pm EST
Mon Feb 27
CHW
*
3:05 pm EST
Tue Feb 28
LAA
*
3:05 pm EST
Wed Mar 1
at KC
*
3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
at CIN
*
9:10 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
at ARI
*
3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 3
CIN
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 4
LAD
*
3:05 pm EST
Sun Mar 5
at TEX
*
3:10 pm EST
Mon Mar 6
at LAA
*
3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 9
SEA

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
St. Louis0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0
Chicago0-00-0
Milwaukee0-00-0
Cincinnati0-00-0
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Cubs' Mike Montgomery: Will pitch in first week of games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery will pitch in the team's first week of spring training games as he competes for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, MLB.com reports.

Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey aren't expected to pitch until the second week of games, but Montgomery and Brett Anderson are slated to pitch when Cactus League play begins on Saturday. The two lefties are battling for the final spot in the rotation, with the loser of the competition likely ticketed for a long relief role to being the season.

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Cubs' Brett Anderson: Will pitch in first week of games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will pitch in the team's first week of spring training games as he competes for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, MLB.com reports.

Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey aren't expected to pitch until the second week of games, but Anderson and Mike Montgomery are slated to pitch when Cactus League play begins on Saturday. The two lefties are battling for the final spot in the rotation, with the loser of the competition likely ticketed for a long relief role to being the season.

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Cubs' Brett Anderson: Feels healthy early in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson feels that he is fully recovered from a bulging disk in his lower back that cost him most of the 2016 season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The back injury limited Anderson to just four games last season, and he acknowledged that another serious back injury could end his career. For the moment, Anderson is healthy and competing with Mike Montgomery for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. The talent has always been there for Anderson, but he's only reached 100 innings once in the last six seasons due to a variety of injuries.

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Cubs' Javier Baez: Looking for consistency
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

The Cubs want Baez to be more consistent in the field before he assumes an everyday role at second base, CSN Chicago reports.

As manager Joe Maddon put it, he wants Baez to cut down on the "chrome" and focus on making all the routine plays. Maddon added that Baez "has a flair about his game, so I don't necessarily want to subtract that. But just have him understand the routine stuff has to be made routinely well." The 24-year-old often makes amazing plays in the field, but he's still fairly error-prone at this point (see the two errors he made in Game 7 of the World Series). For Baez to grab an everyday role at second base, he'll have to show more day-to-day consistency.

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Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Could rest more this year
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Zobrist could be given more days off during spring training and the upcoming season, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Zobrist played in 147 games for the Cubs last season, but he turns 36 in May, so manager Joe Maddon said he'll look to find him more rest days in an effort to keep the veteran fresh for another October run. Helping matters is the emergence of Javier Baez, who gives Chicago another very good option at second base. Expect Baez and Zobrist to platoon there this season, but Baez -- who started at second in all 17 postseason games last fall -- could end up taking the job full-time. That would push Zobrist into more of a super-utility role.

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGAnthony Rizzo , 1B.292
HRKris Bryant , 3B39
RBIAnthony Rizzo , 1B109
OBPDexter Fowler , CF.393
SLGKris Bryant , 3B.554
RKris Bryant , 3B121
SBDexter Fowler , CF13
WJon Lester , SP19
ERAKyle Hendricks , SP2.13
WHIPKyle Hendricks , SP0.98
KJon Lester , SP197
SVAroldis Chapman , RP36

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