Player News - Cubs

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Willson Contreras went 3-for-4 with a home run and four total RBI in the Cubs' 7-2 defeat of the White Sox on Tuesday.

Contreras belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. The 25-year-old catcher has been in a good offensive groove since the middle of May and now boasts a .273/.336/.498 batting line with 16 home runs and 56 RBI over 89 games this season.
Jul 25 - 6:21 PM

John Lackey held the White Sox to two runs over five innings Tuesday for his seventh win of the season.

Lackey walked two batters and plunked four, but he operated well in situations that required damage control, inducing eight groundouts. The veteran right-hander is 7-9 on the season with a 4.97 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 92/34 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings. Up next is a road start against the Brewers.
Jul 25 - 6:17 PM

Javier Baez went 0-for-5 with a career-high five strikeouts on Tuesday versus the White Sox.

Cubs batters struck out a total of 17 times on the afternoon, but they still managed a 7-2 victory in the matinee game at Wrigley Field. Baez, 24, is slashing .267/.305/.466 with 12 home runs and 83 strikeouts in 88 games this year.
Jul 25 - 6:02 PM

Kris Bryant was ejected from Tuesday's game against the White Sox for arguing balls and strikes.

Bryant took issue with a questionable called third strike in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was the third strikeout of the game for the reigning National League MVP, who finished the day 0-for-3. This was his first career ejection.
Jul 25 - 3:54 PM

Willson Contreras is expected to get the day off Wednesday.

Contreras is starting his fifth straight game Tuesday, so he could use the breather. Victor Caratini will fill in and catch Jake Arrieta.
Jul 25 - 12:42 PM

Kyle Schwarber is out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

He'll take a seat against lefty Carlos Rodon. Ian Happ will play left field.
Jul 25 - 10:32 AM

Jason Heyward is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora, Jr., and Ian Happ will start from right to left in Chicago's outfield. Zobrist is hitting leadoff against lefty Carlos Rodon.
Jul 25 - 10:31 AM

Making his first start in the majors since early June, Kyle Hendricks allowed just one run but lasted only 4 1/3 innings in Monday's no-decision versus the White Sox.

The good news is that he gave up just the one run and struck out five without walking anyone. The bad news is he surrendered eight hits and needed 92 pitches to cover his 4 1/3 frames. Hendricks pitched well on his rehab assignment and insisted that he was feeling like he did last season, but the results in his first outing back were mixed. He'll try for a better line this weekend in Milwaukee.
Jul 24 - 7:57 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay had a double and three singles in a 4-for-4 afternoon Monday against the White Sox.

He was the only Cub to tally multiple hits against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox bullpen. His playing time has been hit-or-miss, but Jay has quietly put together a nice season on the north side of Chicago, sporting a .304/.382/.398.
Jul 24 - 6:01 PM

Cubs activated RHP Kyle Hendricks from the 10-day disabled list.

Hendricks is finally ready to rock after missing six weeks due to tendinitis in his pitching hand. He'll return Monday against the White Sox. Hendricks was off to an underwhelming start prior to the injury, posting a 4.09 ERA and 51/21 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings over 11 starts.
Jul 24 - 11:06 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Felix Pena to Triple-A Iowa.

The move clears the way for Kyle Hendricks' return from the disabled list. Pena owns a 4.50 ERA over 10 appearances with the Cubs this season.
Jul 24 - 11:04 AM

Addison Russell is not in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

It sounds like a routine day off. Javier Baez will start at shortstop while Ben Zobrist will play second base.
Jul 24 - 10:40 AM

Willson Contreras blasted a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning on Sunday, powering the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals.

Contreras tagged Cardinals' starter Michael Wacha for the game-changing blast. He finished the night 1-for-4. The hard-hitting backstop is slashing .269/.334/.491 with 15 long balls and 52 RBI on the season.
Jul 23 - 11:19 PM

Wade Davis locked down his 20th save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run advantage against the Cardinals.

Davis allowed a leadoff single to Paul DeJong, but no damage came from it. The 31-year-old now boasts a 2.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 48/16 K/BB ratio across 34 innings on the season.
Jul 23 - 11:13 PM

Jose Quintana earned his sixth victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Cardinals to three runs on five hits across six innings of work.

The left-hander punched out seven on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Randal Grichuk clubbing a two-run homer and Paul DeJong adding on a solo shot. He'll look to stay unbeaten as a member of the Cubs when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Friday.
Jul 23 - 11:08 PM


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