Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2568081993.15
NL Central2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th2nd5th1st

Last Game

Sat, February 25
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at
San Francisco Giants
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Schedule

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

Standings

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Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Pittsburgh0-02-0
Chicago0-11-1
St. Louis0-10-1
Milwaukee0-00-1
Cincinnati0-10-2
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Cubs' Mike Montgomery: Could share rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Manager Joe Maddon said that Montgomery could share the fifth spot in the rotation with Brett Anderson, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The two lefties were reportedly competing for the No. 5 spot this spring, but it could turn out that the competition ends in a tie. Maddon says he's considering the move because neither pitcher has reached the 200-inning plateau in a season yet. Anderson, in particular, missed a majority of last season with wrist and finger injuries, and has been injury plagued throughout his career. This move would limit the fantasy upside of both players.

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Cubs' Brett Anderson: Could share rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Manager Joe Maddon said that Anderson could share the fifth spot in the rotation with Mike Montgomery, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

It's somewhat surprising news, considering the two left-handers have been competing for the final rotation spot throughout camp. Maddon says he's considering the move because neither pitcher has reached the 200-inning plateau in a season yet. Anderson, in particular, missed a majority of last season with wrist and finger injuries and has been inconsistent throughout his career as a starter.

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Cubs' Tommy La Stella: Deals with hamstring tightness
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

La Stella is dealing with left hamstring tightness and running under supervision, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

It doesn't appear to be anything very serious at this point, but La Stella may be limited in workouts for a few days. The 28-year-old infielder hit .270/.357/.405 for the Cubs last season and is expected to compete for a bench role this year. Consider him day-to-day going forward.

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Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Will bat leadoff this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber will bat leadoff for the Cubs this season, Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports.

He had been the frontrunner for the spot this offseason, but it was finally confirmed Friday. The strategy for manager Joe Maddon here is to bat Kris Bryant second and Anthony Rizzo third, thus forcing pitchers to face a deadly trio. It's unclear who will take over on Schwarber's off days, but Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora, and Addison Russell have been mentioned as options. Schwarber, meanwhile, will have an immediate chance to contribute after missing nearly the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL and MCL.

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Cubs' Pedro Strop: Inks extension
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Strop signed an extension with the Cubs, earning $5.85 million in 2018, with a club option of $6.25 million or a $500,000 buyout for 2019, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Strop hasn't delivered an ERA above 2.91 or a K/9 below 10.48 in the last three seasons, and he posted a career-best 2.85 BB/9 last year. The right-hander carries closer stuff but ranks third at best on the Cubs' depth chart for saves behind Wade Davis and Hector Rondon. However, the 31-year-old still carries fantasy value for occasional strikeout help, along with a significant boost in leagues that count holds.

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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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