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92-70, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Einstein is part of Maddon's art and baseball theme.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon unveiled two new paintings to his team as he continues his theme of baseball and art. This one is Mona Lisa.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his message to the entire team on the first full day of workouts. It includes combining art with baseball as well as the teamwork of the San Antonio Spurs.

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12hJesse Rogers

Rizzo: Parkland visit was support, not politics

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was in Parkland to support victims and their families after last week's mass shooting, not to make a political statement.

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Emotional Rizzo opens up about hometown shooting (1:54)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss going back home to Parkland, Fla. to help lend support after the school shooting there last week.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss going back home after the school shooting in Fla.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs added OF Charcer Burks to spring training as a non roster invitee. He's been in their system after being drafted in the ninth round in 2013.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has talked with Ben Zobrist and Ian Happ about playing some first base this spring as he plans out days off for his top guys like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant. Maddon once again has a deep position player base to choose from on a given night.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss finally being healthy after a rough year in 2017.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says Justin Wilson has made some adjustments to his delivery and is confident he will bounce back from a rough second half: "I'm telling you he's going to have a great year."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A cool shot at Cubs camp. Other pitchers are done with their bullpen session so all eyes are on Yu Darvish as he throws.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Cubs catchers pass some idle time at Spring Training and attempt to throw the baseball in a bucket 50 yards away. Completion. McMahon to Gault.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Spring sights: Kris Bryant and Addison Russell prepare to take ground balls at Cubs camp.

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Russell 'feels good' following foot and shoulder injuries (0:29)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss keeping his foot and shoulder healthy in 2018. He admits last year was tough both on and off the field.

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3dJesse Rogers

Lester, Maddon not fans of pace of play rules

While Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team will abide by any rule changes that would alter the game's pace of play, he said he's not happy about the possibility of change. Pitcher Jon Lester said changes would be a terrible idea.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon immediately texted Anthony Rizzo last night after he spoke in Florida: "I wanted him to know I was never more proud of him."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester continues to be vehemently against pace of play regulations. He simply likes that baseball has no clock : "If you want to go to a timed event, go to a timed event.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester, on the free agent market freeze this offseason: "It's alarming. I don't understand it...We're not talking about middle relievers with 5.00 ERA's."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Tommy La Stella discuss good friend Jake Arrieta's situation as a free agent while camps begin to open.

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4dEddie Matz

Rizzo at Florida vigil: 'Something has to change'

Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, was one of about two dozen speakers who addressed a crowd of thousands who came out to show their support at a candlelight vigil for the victims of Wednesday's massacre.

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Rizzo emotional at Parkland vigil (2:29)

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th