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Cubs Set National League Record With 58 Strikeouts Through First Five Games

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Through their first five games of the 2018 season, the Chicago Cubs struck out 58 times, setting a National League record for a team through its first five games.

The previous record was 57 set by the 2009 Washington Nationals.

During Friday’s 17-inning loss at Miami, the Cubs struck out 20 times.

“We have struck out a lot,” said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. “It has been exacerbated by the 17-inning game but we have struck out a lot. We have to do better. We have to move the baseball. We talked about it all camp. We talked about it the last two years. I believe that we will, but right now, we’re not.”

New Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis isn’t too worried.

“Contact. We’d like to see a lot of good contact. There’s some guys, you’re not just going to turn them into contact-type hitters. I don’t want them to lose their aggressiveness at the plate. We have too good of hitters for me to panic at all.

“I’m not stressing. We’re five games into the season. We were hoping for a fast start. It can still happen.”

Chicago went 2-3 in those five games.

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Cubs’ Addison Russell Receives 40-Game Suspension

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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended without pay for 40 games, retroactive to September 21st, the date he was placed on administrative leave, under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, according to ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers.

The league formally announced the suspension on Wednesday, and Russell will not appeal the suspension.

Russell was placed on administrative leave back in September amid allegations of physical and verbal abuse brought forward by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy.

“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Addison Russell violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” Manfred said in a statement. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Russell violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover 40 games.”

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Cubs Acquire Terrance Gore

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The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Terrance Gore from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations, according to an announcement from the organization on Wednesday.

Gore, 27, will bring the Cubs a  legit base-stealing threat.

Gore is likely to start off his run with the Cubs in their minor league system as they eye using him as a weapon in the playoffs, and could be called up when rosters officially are expanded for the stretch run in September.

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Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

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The Chicago Cubs have signed left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, according to a team announcement (h/t MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat)

In corresponding moves, the Cubs transferred starting pitcher Yu Darivish to the 6-day disabled list and left-hander Randy Rosario, who has pitched to a 3.00 ERA so far this season, was designated for assignment.

De La Rosa was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week after struggling to a 4.63 ERA this season.

 

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