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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs designated pitcher Jake Buchanan for assignment to make room for lefty Zac Rosscup on the 40 man roster. Rosscup was called up on Monday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon figured if today wasn't a day to play Albert Almora Jr then when would there be a good one? With the Cubs facing a lefty and fly ball pitcher John Lackey on the mound for them he felt it was right to have Almora in there over Ian Happ.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson (back) says he will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and then they will decide a course of action as far as a possible rehab assignment is concerned.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss David Ross being in the finals for Dancing With the Stars.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist is urging people to buy his cereal over Anthony Rizzo or David Ross's. it debuted on the shelves on Monday. He claims it's healthier than the others.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitcher Dylan Floro has been sent down to the minors and lefty Zac Rosscup's contract has been selected. Rosscup missed all of last year after shoulder surgery. The Cubs still need to clear a spot on the 40 man roster for Rosscup.

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Revisiting preseason questions: Cubs

In mid-February, we wondered if Chicago's rotation could match its performance from 2016. So far, Cubs starters have combined for a less-than-stellar 4.47 ERA.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ian Happ will get his first day off in the big leagues as he and Kyle Schwarber won't start against Giants lefty Ty Blach. Albert Almora Jr will play center and bat second on Monday night while Ben Zobrist leads off and plays left field. Javy Baez is at second base.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester face some younger hitters than he will Tuesday night when he faces the Giants.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have their first OTA practice of the offseason on Monday, but several notable players are not expected to participate, including guard Kyle Long (ankle), linebacker Danny Trevathan (knee) and defensive lineman Jaye Howard (hip). Practice is open to the media on Tuesday where new quarterback Mike Glennon is supposed to meet with reporters for the first time since the Bears drafted Mitchell Trubisky second overall.

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Sunday marked only the second time since 1955 that a pair of Cubs went 3-for-3 or better with multiple RBIs in the same game. Kris Bryant (3-for-3, two homers, two RBIs) and Willson Contreras (3-for-3, three RBIs) managed the feat after Andre Dawson (5-for-5, two RBIs) and Dave Martinez (3-for-3, three RBIs) did so in 1987 (Elias Sports Bureau).

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Mike Napoli's 452-foot home run was not only the deciding run in the Rangers' win, but it was comfortably the longest hit on Sunday. Mitch Moreland, Brandon Moss and a pair of Cubs players round out the list, with Kris Bryant making his second top-five appearance in four days.

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Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is the first player to have 2 home runs and be hit by 2 pitches in the same game since Justin Ruggiano in 2013. He's the first to do so in a game in which he was perfect at the plate since Barry Bonds in 1991.

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Reigning MVPs Mike Trout and Kris Bryant are both outperforming themselves, overall, from the first two months of last season, but Trout's numbers are outshining Bryant so far.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs manager Joe Maddon offering his overview of Chicago's win over Milwaukee on Sunday.

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