2018 Chicago Cubs
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Record95–68 (.583)
Divisional place2nd
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Owner(s)Tom Ricketts
President of baseball operationsTheo Epstein
General manager(s)Jed Hoyer
Manager(s)Joe Maddon
Local televisionWGN-TV
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(Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies)
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The 2018 Chicago Cubs season was the 147th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 143rd in the National League and the Cubs' 103rd season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were managed by Joe Maddon, in his fourth year as Cubs manager, and played their home games at Wrigley Field as members of Major League Baseball's National League Central Division.

The Cubs began the season March 29 at the Miami Marlins and finished the season on September 30 against the St. Louis Cardinals. On September 26, the Cubs clinched a trip to the postseason for the fourth year in a row, marking the longest streak in franchise history. The Cubs finished the 162-game schedule 95–67, earning a tie with the Milwaukee Brewers for the division. They lost to the Brewers in a 163rd game to determine the Central Division champions, failing in their quest to win the division for a third consecutive year. Instead, they hosted the Wild Card Game against the Colorado Rockies, but the Cubs lost 2–1 in 13 innings.

Previous season

The Cubs finished the 2017 season 92–70 in first place in the Central Division, winning the division title for the second consecutive year. The Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series three games to two to advance to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the League Championship Series in a rematch of the previous year's series. In the best of seven NLCS, the Cubs lost to the Dodgers four games to one.

Television broadcasts

The 2018 season was the second of the last for team broadcasts on long time FTA broadcaster WGN-TV, the 2018-19 offseason was when it was announced that effective Opening Day 2020, the Cubs will be moving to a brand new regional cable TV channel, making them the 4th team overall to have their own cable station, officially ending a 7-decade long presence there. WLS-TV, the team's secondary over the air broadcaster, will soon take over the free to air broadcasts of Cubs games from that year on.

Offseason

Wrigley Field renovations

The fourth phase of the 1060 Project off-season improvements began after the end of the 2017 season. Construction was started under the seats behind home plate on the first of four premier luxury clubs to be located around the park. The players dugouts have been relocated further down the left and right field foul lines to accommodate two of the four new clubs.[1] The final club, located in the upper level, is planned for the 2019 season.[2] The Hotel Zachary, just across Clark Street, celebrated its opening along with the Cubs' home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 9, 2018.[3]

Transactions

October 2017

October 23 Assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske signed with the Los Angeles Angels to be their hitting coach.
October 26 Did not renew the contracts of pitching coach Chris Bosio, hitting coach John Mallee, and third base coach Gary Jones
October 26 Named Chili Davis as hitting coach and Brian Butterfield as third base coach and promoted Andy Haines to assistant hitting coach
October 26 Claimed OF Jacob Hannemann off waivers from Seattle. Designated SS Mike Freeman for assignment
October 30 Bench coach Dave Martinez was named manager of Washington.[4]

Source[5]

November 2017

November 2 Jake Arrieta, Alex Avila, Wade Davis, Brian Duensing, Jon Jay, John Lackey, Rene Rivera and Koji Uehara elected free agency.
November 3 Assigned SS Mike Freeman outright to Iowa (PCL). Claimed LHP Randy Rosario off waivers from Minnesota.
November 6 Claimed RHP Cory Mazzoni off waivers from San Diego. Selected the contract of RHP Matt Carasiti from Iowa (PCL). Assigned OF Leonys Martin outright to Iowa (PCL).
November 21 Named Jim Hickey pitching coach, Will Venable first base coach and Jim Benedict special assistant to baseball operations. Promoted first base coach Brandon Hyde to bench coach.
November 21 Selected the contracts of RHP Adbert Alzolay and INF David Bote from Tennessee (SL) and RHP Oscar De La Cruz from Myrtle Beach (Carolina). Announced OF Jacob Hannemann cleared waivers and assigned outright to Iowa (PCL).

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December 2017

December 1 RHP Héctor Rondón elected free agency.
December 1 C Taylor Davis elected free agency.
December 7 Signed free agent RHP Tyler Chatwood to a three-year, $38 million contract.[7]
December 12 Signed free agent RHP Brandon Morrow to a two-year $21 million contract.[8]
December 12 Signed free agent LHP Drew Smyly to a two-year $10 million contract.[9]
December 16 Signed free agent RHP Steve Cishek to a two-year, $13 million contract.[10]

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January 2018

January 12 Signed 3B Kris Bryant to a one-year, $10.85 million contract to avoid arbitration.[12][13]
January 12 Signed SS Addison Russell to a one-year, $3.2 million contract to avoid arbitration.[12][13]
January 12 Signed RHP Kyle Hendricks to a one-year, $4.175 million contract to avoid arbitration.[13]
January 12 Signed LHP Justin Wilson to a one-year, $4.25 million contract to avoid arbitration.[13]
January 12 Signed IF Tommy La Stella to a one-year, $950,000 contract to avoid arbitration.[13]
January 17 Signed LHP Brian Duensing to a two-year, $7 million contract.[14][15]

February 2018

February 10 Signed RHP Yu Darvish to a six-year $126 million contract.[16][17][18]
February 15 Signed free agent OF Kevin Moreno to a minor league contract.[19]
February 16 Signed RHP Shae Simmons to a major league split contract.[20] Placed LHP Drew Smyly on 60-day disabled list.[20] Signed free agent RHP Raidel Orta to a minor league contract.
February 17 Signed free agent OF Josue Fernandez to a minor league contract. Signed free agent LHP Johan Lopez to a minor league contract.[19]
February 19 Signed free agent OF Peter Bourjos to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.[19]
February 23 Invited non-roster OF Charcer Burks to spring training. RHP Brad Markey assigned to Chicago Cubs. OF D.J. Wilson, IF Stephen Bruno, C Cael Brockmeyer, RHP James Norwood, RHP Zach Hedges, RHP Duary Torrez, OF Wynton Bernard, and RHP James Pugliese assigned to Chicago Cubs. Released RHP Williams Perez.[19]
February 25 RHP Stephen Perakslis, C P.J. Higgins, 2B Vimael Machin, RHP Casey Bloomquist, 1B Yasiel Balaguert, and C Erick Castillo assigned to Chicago Cubs.[19]
February 26 LHP Ryan Kellogg assigned to Chicago Cubs.[19]
February 27 RF Jeffrey Baez and RHP Preston Morrison assigned to Chicago Cubs.[19]

March 2018

March 4 1B Gioskar Amaya assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 8 2B Trent Giambrone assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 9 SS Zack Short, 3B Jesse Hodges, SS Carlos Penalver, and C Tyler Pearson assigned to Chicago Cubs. Optioned Adbert Alzolay, Duane Underwood Jr., and Oscar De La Cruz to Tennessee Smokies.
March 10 IF Austin Upshaw, OF Eddy Martinez, RHP Jake Stinnett, OF Chris Pieters, IF Andruw Monasterio, and CF Trey Martin assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 13 LF Kevonte Mitchell, RF Daniel Spingola, LF Roberto Caro, 3B Kevin Cornelius, C Tyler Alamo, and C Gustavo Polanco assigned to Chicago Cubs. Optioned RHP Jen-Ho Tseng, RHP Alec Mills, RHP Luke Farrell, LHP Dario Alvarez, 2B David Bote, RHP Cory Mazzoni, and LHP Rob Zastryzny to Iowa Cubs.
March 15 Released RHP Justin Grimm.[21] OF Jonathan Sierra and SS Rafael Narea assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 16 LHP Jordan Minch, RHP Scott Effross, and LHP Tommy Thorpe assigned to Chicago Cubs. Optioned OF Mark Zagunis and RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
March 17 SS Luis Vazquez assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 18 CF Fernando Kelli, RHP David Berg, RHP Mario Meza, and C Jhonny Pereda assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 19 C Henderson Perez and C Jonathan Soto assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 21 LHP Wyatt Short assigned to Chicago Cubs. Seattle Mariners claimed LHP Dario Alvarez off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
March 22 RHP Jose Rosario and RHP Tommy Nance assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 23 RHP Chad Hockin assigned to Chicago Cubs. Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa Cubs. Released OF Peter Bourjos.
March 24 C Tyler Payne assigned to Chicago Cubs. Announced C Victor Caratini will make opening day roster.[22]
March 27 Los Angeles Dodgers claimed RHP Cory Mazzoni off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
March 28 Optioned RHP Shae Simmons to Iowa Cubs.

Source[23]

Regular season

Game log

2018 regular season game log: 95–68 (Home: 51–31; Away: 44–37)
March: 2–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 2–1)
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1 March 29 @ Marlins 8–4 Cishek (1–0) Ureña (0–1) 32,151 1–0 W1
2 March 30 @ Marlins 1–2 (17) Despaigne (1–0) Butler (0–1) 12,034 1–1 L1
3 March 31 @ Marlins 10–6 (10) Strop (1–0) Ziegler (0–1) 13,422 2–1 W1[permanent dead link]
April: 14–9 (Home: 8–4; Away: 6–5)
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4 April 1 @ Marlins 0–6 Peters (1–0) Quintana (0–1) 10,248 2–2 L1[permanent dead link]
5 April 2 @ Reds 0–1 Mahle (1–0) Chatwood (0–1) Iglesias (1) 18,693 2–3 L2[permanent dead link]
April 3 @ Reds Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: May 19)
6 April 5 @ Brewers 8–0 Lester (1–0) Suter (1–1) 24,310 3–3 W1
7 April 6 @ Brewers 4–5 Albers (1–0) Montgomery (0–1) 37,758 3–4 L1
8 April 7 @ Brewers 5–2 Strop (2–0) Barnes (0–1) Morrow (1) 43,331 4–4 W1
9 April 8 @ Brewers 3–0 Quintana (1–1) Anderson (0–1) Morrow (2) 39,282 5–4 W2
April 9 Pirates Postponed (snow) (Makeup date: April 10)
10 April 10 Pirates 5–8 Nova (1–1) Chatwood (0–2) Vázquez (4) 40,144 5–5 L1
11 April 11 Pirates 13–5 Duensing (0–1) Glasnow (0–1) 35,596 6–5 W1
12 April 12 Pirates 1–6 Williams (3–0) Hendricks (0–1) 29,949 6–6 L1
13 April 13 Braves 0–4 Sánchez (1–0) Darvish (0–1) 29,775 6–7 L2
14 April 14 Braves 14–10 Wilson (1–0) Ramírez (0–1) 36,788 7–7 W1
April 15 Braves Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: May 14)
April 16 Cardinals Postponed (snow) (Makeup date: July 21)
15 April 17 Cardinals 3–5 Wainwright (1–2) Chatwood (0–3) Norris (4) 35,103 7–8 L1
April 18 Cardinals Postponed (rain/cold) (Makeup date: April 19)
16 April 19 Cardinals 8–5 Lester (2–0) Weaver (2–1) Morrow (3) 29,648 8–8 W1
17 April 20 @ Rockies 16–5 Hendricks (1–1) Gray (1–4) 35,290 9–8 W2
18 April 21 @ Rockies 2–5 Anderson (1–0) Darvish (0–2) Davis (9) 40,107 9–9 L1
19 April 22 @ Rockies 9–7 Quintana (2–1) Marquez (1–2) Morrow (4) 48,137 10–9 W1
20 April 24 @ Indians 10–3 Chatwood (1–3) Tomlin (0–3) 16,408 11–9 W2
21 April 25 @ Indians 1–4 Bauer (2–1) Lester (2–1) Allen (5) 15,712 11–10 L1
22 April 26 Brewers 1–0 Hendricks (2–1) Anderson (2–2) Morrow (5) 37,197 12–10 W1
23 April 27 Brewers 3–2 Strop (3–0) Jennings (2–1) Morrow (6) 35,579 13–10 W2
24 April 28 Brewers 3–0 Quintana (3–1) Guerra (2–1) 40,147 14–10 W3
25 April 29 Brewers 2–0 Chatwood (2–3) Davies (2–3) Morrow (7) 40,895 15–10 W4
26 April 30 Rockies 3–2 Farrell (1–0) Freeland (1–4) Cishek (1) 35,922 16–10 W5
May: 14–13 (Home: 7–7; Away: 7–6)
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27 May 1 Rockies 1–3 Gray (3–4) Hendricks (2–2) Davis (11) 40,077 16–11 L1
28 May 2 Rockies 2–11 Anderson (2–0) Darvish (0–3) 32,909 16–12 L2
29 May 4 @ Cardinals 2–3 Mikolas (4–0) Quintana (3–2) Norris (7) 46,099 16–13 L3
30 May 5 @ Cardinals 6–8 (10) Lyons (1–0) Farrell (1–1) 47,154 16–14 L4
31 May 6 @ Cardinals 3–4 (14) Mayers (1–0) Farrell (1–2) 45,438 16–15 L5
32 May 7 Marlins 14–2 Hendricks (3–2) García (1–1) 37,333 17–15 W1
33 May 8 Marlins 4–3 Edwards Jr. (1–0) Barraclough (0–2) Morrow (8) 40,051 18–15 W2
34 May 9 Marlins 13–4 Quintana (4–2) Chen (1–2) 34,486 19–15 W3
35 May 11 White Sox 11–2 Chatwood (3–3) Fulmer (2–3) 39,585 20–15 W4
36 May 12 White Sox 8–4 Lester (3–1) Shields (1–4) Morrow (9) 41,099 21–15 W5
37 May 13 White Sox 3–5 Giolito (2–4) Hendricks (3–3) Rondón (1) 40,537 21–16 L1
38 May 14 Braves 5–6 Teherán (4–1) Quintana (4–3) Minter (2) 35,946 21–17 L2
39 May 15 @ Braves 3–2 Edwards Jr. (2–0) Vizcaíno (1–2) Morrow (10) 34,452 22–17 W1
40 May 16 @ Braves 1–4 Minter (2–0) Edwards Jr. (2–1) Vizcaíno (8) 28,264 22–18 L1
May 17 @ Braves Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: August 30)
41 May 18 @ Reds 8–1 Lester (4–1) Bailey (1–6) 22,060 23–18 W1
42 May 19 @ Reds 4–5 (11) Floro (1–0) Wilson (1–1) 19,046 23–19 L1
43 May 19 @ Reds 10–0 Quintana (5–3) Romano (2–5) 26,082 24–19 W1
44 May 20 @ Reds 6–1 Darvish (1–3) Mahle (3–6) 26,988 25–19 W2
45 May 22 Indians 1–10 Bauer (4–3) Chatwood (3–4) 37,168 25–20 L1
46 May 23 Indians 0–1 Plutko (2–0) Lester (4–2) Allen (7) 39,004 25–21 L2
47 May 25 Giants 6–2 Hendricks (4–3) Holland (2–6) Morrow (11) 41,177 26–21 W1
48 May 26 Giants 4–5 Stratton (6–3) Quintana (5–4) Strickland (10) 41,250 26–22 L1
49 May 27 Giants 8–3 Rosario (1–0) Blach (3–5) 41,587 27–22 W1
50 May 28 @ Pirates 7–0 Montgomery (1–1) Kuhl (4–3) 19,382 28–22 W2
51 May 29 @ Pirates 8–6 Lester (5–2) Santana (2–1) Morrow (12) 11,475 29–22 W3
52 May 30 @ Pirates 1–2 Musgrove (2–0) Hendricks (4–4) Vázquez (10) 14,126 29–23 L1
53 May 31 @ Mets 5–1 Quintana (6–4) Robles (2–2) Morrow (13) 34,458 30–23 W1
June: 16–12 (Home: 9–3; Away: 8–9)
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54 June 1 @ Mets 7–4 Rosario (2–0) Sewald (0–4) Morrow (14) 37,183 31–23 W2
55 June 2 @ Mets 7–1 (14) Farrell (2–2) Baumann (0–2) 32,817 32–23 W3
56 June 3 @ Mets 2–0 Lester (6–2) Matz (2–4) Duensing (1) 34,946 33–23 W4
57 June 5 Phillies 1–6 Eflin (2–2) Hendricks (4–5) 40,553 33–24 L1
58 June 6 Phillies 7–5 Mazzoni (1–0) Morgan (0–2) 40,275 34–24 W1
59 June 7 Phillies 4–3 Duensing (2–0) Pivetta (4–5) Morrow (15) 40,057 35–24 W2
60 June 8 Pirates 3–1 Montgomery (2–1) Kuhl (4–4) Strop (1) 40,097 36–24 W3
61 June 9 Pirates 2–0 Lester (7–2) Kingham (2–3) Cishek (2) 41,045 37–24 W4
62 June 10 Pirates 1–7 Nova (3–5) Hendricks (4–6) 40,735 37–25 L1
63 June 11 @ Brewers 7–2 Rosario (3–0) Albers (3–2) 37,578 38–25 W1
64 June 12 @ Brewers 0–4 Anderson (5–5) Chatwood (3–5) 35,459 38–26 L1
65 June 13 @ Brewers 0–1 Chacín (6–1) Montgomery (2–2) Knebel (6) 39,822 38–27 L2
66 June 15 @ Cardinals 13–5 Lester (8–2) Wacha (8–2) 46,188 39–27 W1
67 June 16 @ Cardinals 6–3 Hendricks (5–6) Tuivailala (1–2) Morrow (16) 47,168 40–27 W2
68 June 17 @ Cardinals 0–5 Brebbia (1–1) Quintana (6–5) 46,214 40–28 L1
June 18 Dodgers Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: June 19)
69 June 19 Dodgers 3–4 Paredes (2–0) Wilson (1–2) Jansen (18) 39,273 40–29 L2
70 June 19 Dodgers 2–1 (10) Zastryzny (1–0) Stewart (0–1) 40,409 41–29 W1
71 June 20 Dodgers 4–0 Lester (9–2) Stripling (6–2) 41,199 42–29 W2
72 June 21 @ Reds 2–6 Harvey (2–5) Hendricks (5–7) Hughes (5) 19,581 42–30 L1
73 June 22 @ Reds 3–6 Castillo (5–8) Quintana (6–6) Iglesias (12) 25,885 42–31 L2
74 June 23 @ Reds 2–11 DeSclafani (3–1) Farrell (2–3) 36,818 42–32 L3
75 June 24 @ Reds 6–8 Stephens (1–0) Strop (3–1) Iglesias (13) 30,508 42–33 L4
76 June 25 @ Dodgers 1–2 Maeda (5–4) Underwood Jr. (0–1) Jansen (20) 41,750 42–34 L5
77 June 26 @ Dodgers 9–4 Lester (10–2) García (1–2) 53,904 43–34 W1
78 June 27 @ Dodgers 5–7 Wood (4–5) Hendricks (5–8) Jansen (21) 42,121 43–35 L1
79 June 28 @ Dodgers 11–5 Cishek (2–0) Buehler (4–2) 52,187 44–35 W1
80 June 29 Twins 10–6 Mongtomery (3–2) Berríos (8–6) Morrow (17) 41,492 45–35 W2
81 June 30 Twins 14–9 Wilson (2–2) Hildenberger (1–2) 40,950 46–35 W3
July: 15–10 (Home: 10–5; Away: 5–5)
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82 July 1 Twins 11–10 Lester (11–2) Lynn (5–7) Morrow (18) 40,051 47–35 W4
83 July 3 Tigers 5–3 Wilson (3–2) Stumpf (1–4) Strop (2) 38,424 48–35 W5
84 July 4 Tigers 5–2 Quintana (7–6) Liriano (3–5) Morrow (19) 40,510 49–35 W6
85 July 6 Reds 2–3 Mahle (7–6) Montgomery (3–3) Iglesias (17) 41,434 49–36 L1
86 July 7 Reds 8–7 Rosario (4–0) Hughes (2–3) Morrow (20) 41,538 50–36 W1
87 July 8 Reds 6–5 (10) Farrell (3–3) Stephens (2–2) 38,655 51–36 W2
88 July 9 @ Giants 1–2 (11) Blach (6–5) Cishek (2–1) 38,024 51–37 L1
89 July 10 @ Giants 2–0 Quintana (8–6) Holland (5–8) Cishek (3) 39,113 52–37 W1
90 July 11 @ Giants 4–5 (13) Rodríguez (4–1) Norwood (0–1) 41,099 52–38 L1
91 July 13 @ Padres 5–4 (10) Strop (4–1) Cimber (3–5) Morrow (21) 38,988 53–38 W1
92 July 14 @ Padres 11–6 Hendricks (6–8) Perdomo (1–4) 38,837 54–38 W2
93 July 15 @ Padres 7–4 Lester (12–2) Lauer (5–6) Morrow (22) 37,672 55–38 W3 ASG 89th All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia, United States Box
July 17 NL All-Stars 6, AL All-Stars 8 (10) Díaz (SEA) Stripling (LAD) Happ (TOR) 43,843 AL
44–43–2
Representing the Cubs: Javier Báez, Willson Contreras, and Jon Lester
94 July 19 Cardinals 9–6 Duensing (3–0) Martínez (6–6) Strop (3) 41,406 56–38 W4
95 July 20 Cardinals 5–18 Flaherty (4–4) Lester (12–3) 41,077 56–39 L1
96 July 21 Cardinals 7–2 Chatwood (4–5) Weaver (5–9) 41,004 57–39 W1
97 July 21 Cardinals 3–6 Tuivailala (2–3) Wilson (3–3) Norris (18) 41,244 57–40 L1
98 July 22 Cardinals 7–2 Quintana (9–6) Mayers (2–1) 39,737 58–40 W1
99 July 23 Diamondbacks 1–7 Corbin (7–4) Farrell (3–4) 40,859 58–41 L1
100 July 24 Diamondbacks 1–5 Buchholz (3–1) Hendricks (6–9) 40,869 58–42 L2
101 July 25 Diamondbacks 2–1 Edwards Jr. (3–1) McFarland (2–2) Strop (4) 35,548 59–42 W1
102 July 26 Diamondbacks 7–6 Butler (1–1) Boxberger (1–4) 38,979 60–42 W2
103 July 27 @ Cardinals 2–5 Weaver (6–9) Montgomery (3–4) Norris (20) 47,169 60–43 L1
104 July 28 @ Cardinals 2–6 Mikolas (11–3) Quintana (9–7) 47,514 60–44 L2
105 July 29 @ Cardinals 5–2 Hendricks (7–9) Gant (3–4) Strop (5) 45,553 61–44 W1
106 July 31 @ Pirates 4–5 Taillon (8–8) Lester (12–4) Vázquez (24) 18,972 61–45 L1
August 18–10 (Home: 11–5; Away: 7–5)
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107 August 1 @ Pirates 9–2 Hamels (6–9) Kingham (5–6) 18,600 62–45 W1
108 August 2 Padres 1–6 Erlin (2–3) Chavez (3–2) 40,714 62–46 L1
109 August 3 Padres 5–4 Quintana (10–7) Ross (6–9) Strop (6) 40,894 63–46 W1
110 August 4 Padres 5–4 Hendricks (8–9) Lockett (0–2) Strop (7) 40,855 64–46 W2
111 August 5 Padres 6–10 Stammen (5–1) Edwards, Jr. (3–2) 41,136 64–47 L1
112 August 6 @ Royals 3–1 Hamels (7–9) McCarthy (4–4) Strop (8) 32,339 65–47 W1
113 August 7 @ Royals 5–0 Montgomery (4–4) Keller (4–5) 27,883 66–47 W2
114 August 8 @ Royals 0–9 Fillmyer (1–1) Quintana (10–8) 24,294 66–48 L1
115 August 10 Nationals 3–2 Cishek (3–1) Solís (1–2) Strop (9) 41,531 67–48 W1
116 August 11 Nationals 4–9 Roark (7–12) Lester (12–5) 41,320 67–49 L1
117 August 12 Nationals 4–3 Wilson (4–3) Madson (2–5) 36,490 68–49 W1
118 August 14 Brewers 0–7 Chacín (12–4) Quintana (10–9) 40,441 68–50 L1
119 August 15 Brewers 8–4 Hendricks (9–9) Guerra (6–8) 39,619 69–50 W1
120 August 16 @ Pirates 1–0 Lester (13–5) Nova (7–7) Strop (10) 21,783 70–50 W2
121 August 17 @ Pirates 1–0 Hamels (8–9) Williams (10–9) Chavez (2) 24,298 71–50 W3
122 August 18 @ Pirates 1–3 Musgrove (5–7) Chatwood (4–6) Vázquez (27) 35,100 71–51 L1
123 August 19 @ Pirates 1–2 (11) Rodríguez (3–2) Kintzler (1–3) 24,283 71–52 L2
124 August 21 @ Tigers 1–2 Zimmermann (6–5) Hendricks (9–10) Greene (27) 26,638 71–53 L3
125 August 22 @ Tigers 8–2 Lester (14–5) Liriano (3–9) 28,286 72–53 W1
126 August 23 Reds 7–1 Hamels (9–9) DeSclafani (6–4) 41,130 73–53 W2
127 August 24 Reds 3–2 (10) Chavez (4–2) Iglesias (2–2) 37,760 74–53 W3
128 August 25 Reds 10–6 Quintana (11–9) Castillo (7–11) 41,205 75–53 W4
129 August 26 Reds 9–0 Hendricks (10–10) Bailey (1–12) 40,331 76–53 W5
130 August 27 Mets 7–4 Cishek (4–1) Blevins (1–2) Chavez (3) 38,935 77–53 W6
131 August 28 Mets 2–1 (11) Chavez (5–2) Sewald (0–5) 37,017 78–53 W7
132 August 29 Mets 3–10 Vargas (5–8) Mills (0–1) 33,386 78–54 L1
133 August 30 @ Braves 5–4 Kintzler (2–3) Foltynewicz (10–9) Strop (11) 37,603 79–54 W1
134 August 31 @ Phillies 1–2 (10) Neshek (2–1) Cishek (4–2) 22,556 79–55 L1
September/October: 16–12 (Home: 7–6; Away: 9–6)
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135 September 1 @ Phillies 7–1 Hendricks (11–10) Eflin (9–6) 33,040 80–55 W1
136 September 2 @ Phillies 8–1 Lester (15–5) Nola (15–4) 36,517 81–55 W2
137 September 3 @ Brewers 3–4 Jeffress (8–1) Cishek (4–3) 44,462 81–56 L1
138 September 4 @ Brewers 1–11 Miley 3–2 Montgomery (4–5) 37,269 81–57 L2
139 September 5 @ Brewers 6–4 Quintana (12–9) Chacin (14–6) Strop (12) 37,427 82–57 W1
140 September 6 @ Nationals 6–4 (10) Strop (5–1) Cordero (1–2) Chavez (4) 32,070 83–57 W2
September 7 @ Nationals Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: September 8)
141 September 8 @ Nationals 3–10 Scherzer (17–6) García (3–7) 41,346[note 1] 83–58 L1
142 September 8 @ Nationals 5–6 Suero (2–0) Wilson (4–4) Holland (2) 83–59 L2
September 9 @ Nationals Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: September 13)
143 September 10 Brewers 2–3 Miley (4–2) Lester (15–6) Jeffress (11) 38,471 83–60 L3
144 September 11 Brewers 3–0 Quintana (13–9) Chacin (14–7) Strop (13) 37,017 84–60 W1
145 September 12 Brewers 1–5 Hader (6–1) Hendricks (11–11) 40,234 84–61 L1
146 September 13 @ Nationals 4–3 (10) Strop (6–1) Doolittle (3–3) Rosario (1) 30,173 85–61 W1
147 September 14 Reds 3–2 Maples (1–0) Hernandez (5–1) De La Rosa (1) 36,468 86–61 W2
148 September 15 Reds 1–0 Lester (16–6) Romano (7–11) Cishek (4) 41,196 87–61 W3
149 September 16 Reds 1–2 Castillo (10–12) Quintana (13–10) Iglesias (27) 41,314 87–62 L1
150 September 17 @ Diamondbacks 5–1 Hendricks (12–11) Corbin (11–6) 27,662 88–62 W1
151 September 18 @ Diamondbacks 9–1 Montgomery (5–5) Andriese (3–6) 26,095 89–62 W2
152 September 19 @ Diamondbacks 0–9 Ray (6–2) Hamels (9–10) 25,715 89–63 L1
153 September 21 @ White Sox 4–10 López (7–9) Quintana (13–11) 34,027 89–64 L2
154 September 22 @ White Sox 8–3 Lester (17–6) Giolito (10–12) 39,724 90–64 W1
155 September 23 @ White Sox 6–1 Hendricks (13–11) Rodon (6–7) 39,449 91–64 W2
156 September 24 Pirates 1–5 Taillon (14–9) Hamels (9–11) 34,570 91–65 L1
157 September 25 Pirates 0–6 Archer (6–8) Montgomery (5–6) 33,443 91–66 L2
158 September 26 Pirates 7–6 (10) Kintzler (3–3) Rodríguez (4–3) 32,874 92–66 W1
159 September 27 Pirates 3–0 Lester (18–6) Williams (14–10) Chavez (5) 38,415 93–66 W2
160 September 28 Cardinals 8–4 Hendricks (14–11) Wainwright (2–4) 39,442 94–66 W3
161 September 29 Cardinals 1–2 Mikolas (18–4) Hamels (9–12) Martinez (5) 40,784 94–67 L1
162 September 30 Cardinals 10–5 Webster (1–0) Flaherty (8–9) 39,275 95–67 W1
163 October 1 Brewers 1–3 Knebel (4–3) Wilson (4–5) Hader (12) 38,450 95–68 L1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Postseason Game log

2018 postseason game log: 0–1 (Home: 0–1; Away: 0–0)
NL Wild Card: 0–1 (Home: 0–1; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 2 Rockies 1–2 (13) Oberg (1–0) Hendricks (0–1) 40,151 0–1

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 96 67 0.589 51–30 45–37
Chicago Cubs 95 68 0.583 1 51–31 44–37
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 43–38 45–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 79 0.509 13 44–36 38–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 95 0.414 28½ 37–44 30–51


Division Leaders W L Pct.
Milwaukee Brewers 96 67 0.589
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 0.564
Atlanta Braves 90 72 0.556


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Chicago Cubs 95 68 0.583 +4
Colorado Rockies 91 72 0.558
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 79 0.509 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 80 0.506
Washington Nationals 82 80 0.506
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 10½
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 13½
San Francisco Giants 73 89 0.451 17½
Cincinnati Reds 67 95 0.414 23½
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 24½
Miami Marlins 63 98 0.391 27


Record vs. opponents


Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–4 3–4 3–3 8–11 11–8 6–1 1–5 2–5 4–2 6–1 12–7 8–11 3–3 2–5 10–10
Atlanta 4–3 3–3 3–4 2–5 2–5 14–5 3–4 13–6 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–12
Chicago 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–3 4–3 5–2 11–9 6–1 4–2 10–9 5–2 3–3 9–10 4–3 13–7
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 8–11 2–4 6–1 2–5 6–13 3–3 3–4 5–14 3–4 4–2 7–12 1–6 10–10
Colorado 11–8 5–2 3–3 4–2 7–13 2–4 2–5 6–1 5–2 3–3 11–8 12–7 2–5 5–2 13–7
Los Angeles 8–11 5–2 3–4 1–6 13–7 2–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 5–1 14–5 10–9 3–4 5–1 12–8
Miami 1–6 5–14 2–5 5–2 4–2 4–2 2–5 7–12 8–11 1–4 2–5 4–3 3–3 6–13 9–11
Milwaukee 5–1 4–3 9–11 13–6 5–2 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–3 7–12 4–2 6–1 11–8 4–2 13–7
New York 5–2 6–13 1–6 3–3 1–6 2–4 12–7 3–4 11–8 3–4 4–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 8–12
Philadelphia 2–4 7–12 2–4 4–3 2–5 4–3 11–8 3–3 8–11 6–1 3–3 4–3 4–3 8–11 12–8
Pittsburgh 1–6 1–5 9–10 14–5 3–3 1–5 4–1 12–7 4–3 1–6 3–4 4–3 8–11 2–5 15–5
San Diego 7–12 3–4 2–5 4–3 8–11 5–14 5–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 4–3 8–11 4–3 2–4 7–13
San Francisco 11–8 3–3 3–3 2–4 7–12 9–10 3–4 1–6 3–4 3–4 3–4 11–8 2–5 4–2 8–12
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 10–9 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–3 8–11 3–3 3–4 11–8 3–4 5–2 5–2 11–9
Washington 5–2 9–10 3–4 6–1 2–5 1–5 13–6 2–4 8–11 11–8 5–2 4–2 2–4 2–5 9–11

The October 1 tiebreaker games were regular-season games that are included here.


Opening Day starters

Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Miami Marlins[24]

Name Pos.
Ian Happ CF
Kris Bryant 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Willson Contreras C
Kyle Schwarber LF
Addison Russell SS
Jason Heyward RF
Javier Báez 2B
Jon Lester P

Season summary

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September/October

Transactions

March

March 29 Claimed RHP Cory Mazzoni off waivers from Los Angeles Dodgers and optioned to Iowa Cubs.

April

April 9 Placed 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) on 10-day DL retroactive to April 6.[198]
April 10 Selected the contract of 1B Efrén Navarro from Iowa Cubs.[198]
April 15 Optioned 1B Efrén Navarro to Iowa Cubs.[199]
April 17 Activated 1B Anthony Rizzo from 10-day DL.[200]
April 20 Placed RHP Eddie Butler (groin) on 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Luke Farrell from Iowa Cubs.[201]
April 21 Placed OF/IF Ben Zobrist (back) on 10-day DL retroactive to April 18. Recalled IF David Bote from Iowa Cubs.[51]
April 28 Activated OF/IF Ben Zobrist from 10-day DL, optioned IF David Bote to Iowa Cubs.[202]

May

May 7 Recalled RHP Cory Mazzoni from Iowa Cubs, optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa Cubs.[203] Placed RHP Yu Darvish (flu) on 10-day DL retroactive to May 4.[75]
May 8 Recalled RHP Jen-Ho Tseng from Iowa Cubs.[76] Placed OF Jason Heyward on 7-day concussion DL, recalled IF David Bote from Iowa. LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Iowa, RHP Cory Mazzoni optioned to Iowa.[204]
May 9 Optioned RHP Jen-Ho Tseng and LHP Rob Zastryzny to Iowa Cubs. Recalled OF Mark Zagunis and selected the contract of RHP Justin Hancock from Iowa.
May 15 RHP Yu Darvish activated from DL, OF Mark Zagunis optioned to Iowa.
May 17 IF David Bote optioned to Iowa, LHP Randy Rosario was recalled from Iowa.[205]
May 18 LHP Randy Rosario optioned to Iowa. OF Jason Heyward activated from 7-day DL.
May 19 LHP Randy Rosario recalled from Iowa as 26th man for doubleheader.[206]
May 26 Selected contract of C Chris Gimenez from Iowa. Efrén Navarro designated for assignment.[207] RHP Yu Darvish (triceps) placed on 10-day DL, LHP Randy Rosaro recalled.[208]
May 28 Optioned RHP Justin Hancock to Iowa, RHP Luke Farrell recalled.[209]
May 30 RHP Carl Edwards Jr. placed on 10-day DL (right shoulder), RHP Cory Mazzoni recalled from Iowa.[210]

June

June 11 RHP Cory Mazzoni optioned to Iowa, Cubs select contract of RHP Anthony Bass from Iowa.[211] RHP Eddie Butler moved to 60-day DL.[211]
June 18 LHP Brian Duensing placed on bereavement list, LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Iowa.[212]
June 19 RHP Justin Hancock recalled from Iowa as 26th man for doubleheader.[213]
June 20 RHP Brandon Morrow placed on 10-day DL retroactive to June 17, RHP Justin Hancock remains on roster.[214]
June 22 LHP Brian Duensing activated from bereavement list, RHP Justin Hancock optioned to Iowa.[215]
June 24 Recalled RHP Cory Mazzoni and RHP Justin Hancock from Iowa. LHP Rob Zastryzny placed on 10-DL. RHP Luke Farrell optioned to Iowa.[216]
June 25 Recalled RHP Duane Underwood Jr. from Iowa. RHP Tyler Chatwood placed on paternity list.[217] RHP Shae Simmons sent outright to Iowa.[218][219]
June 26 3B Kris Bryant (shoulder) placed on 10-day DL, retroactive to June 23.[220] RHP Justin Hancock (shoulder) placed on 10-day DL. RHP Duane Underwood Jr. optioned to Iowa, IF David Bote, RHP Luke Farrell, and RHP Dillon Maples recalled from Iowa.[221]
June 27 RHP Brandon Morrow activated from DL. RHP Cory Mazzoni optioned to Iowa.[222]
June 28 RHP Tyler Chatwood activated off paternity list, RHP Dillon Maples options to Iowa.[223]

July

July 1 LHP Brian Duensing (shoulder) placed on 10-day DL, RHP Dillon Maples recalled from Iowa.[224]
July 3 Recalled C Victor Caratini from Iowa, designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment.[225]
July 6 RHP Oscar De La Cruz placed on the restricted list after being suspended 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance.[226] RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (right shoulder) activated from DL.[227] LHP Rob Zastryzny activated from DL and sent to Iowa. RHP Dillon Maples optioned to Iowa.[228]
July 8 RHP Anthony Bass (illness) placed on 10-day DL retroactive to July 5, RHP James Norwood selected from Iowa.[229][230]
July 11 3B Kris Bryant activated from DL, IF David Bote optioned to Iowa.[231]
July 13 Activated LHP Brian Duensing from DL, optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa.[232]
July 14 RHP Carl Edwards Jr. placed on paternity list, LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Iowa.[233]
July 15 Placed OF Albert Almora Jr. on family medical emergency list; recalled IF David Bote from Iowa.[234]
July 16 RHP Carl Edwards Jr. activated off paternity list. IF David Bote and LHP Rob Zastryzny optioned to Iowa.[235]
July 19 RHP Brandon Morrow (biceps) placed on 10-day DL.[236] RHP Anthony Bass activated from DL, OF Albert Almora Jr. activated from family emergency list.[237] minor league LHP Tyler Thomas traded to the Texas Rangers for RHP Jesse Chavez.[238]
July 21 RHP Anthony Bass placed on 10-day DL. RHP James Norwood optioned to Iowa. RHP Jesse Chavez added to active roster. RHP Luke Farrell and RHP Dillon Maples recalled from Iowa.[239]
July 22 RHP Dillon Maples optioned to Iowa.
July 24 Activated RHP Eddie Butler from 60-day DL, optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa.[240]
July 26 3B Kris Bryant placed on 10-day DL (shoulder) retroactive to July 24, IF David Bote recalled from Iowa.[241]
July 27 RHP Eddie Butler, minor league RHP Rollie Lacy, and player to be named later traded to Texas Rangers for LHP Cole Hamels.[242] RHP Alec Mills recalled from Iowa.
July 28 RHP optioned to Iowa, RHP Cory Mazzoni recalled.[243]
July 29 LHP Cole Hamels added to roster. RHP Tyler Chatwood will pitch out of bullpen, RHP Cory Mazzoni optioned to Iowa.[244]
July 31 Minor league RHP Jhon Romero traded to Washington Nationals for RHP Brandon Kintzler.[245]

August

August 1 LHP Randy Rosario optioned to Iowa, RHP Brandon Kintzler added to active roster.[246]
August 3 LHP Brian Duensing placed on 10-day DL (shoulder), LHP Randy Rosario recalled from Iowa.[247]
August 10 LHP Randy Rosario optioned to Iowa. Signed LHP Jorge de la Rosa to Major League contract.[248] RHP Yu Darvish moved to 60-day DL.[249]
August 12 RHP Anthony Bass activated from 10-day DL, sent outright to Iowa.[250]
August 14 Traded OF Alexander Ovalles to Texas Rangers to complete Cole Hamels trade.[251]
August 15 Traded cash considerations to Kansas City Royals for OF Terrance Gore.[252]
August 17 Placed LHP Mike Montgomery on the 10-day DL (shoulder inflammation), recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa.[253]
August 21 Acquired 2B Daniel Murphy from Washington Nationals for minor league IF Andruw Monasterio and cash considerations or a player to be named later.[254]
August 22 2B Daniel Murphy added to roster, SS Addison Russell placed on 10-day DL (finger) retroactive to August 21.[255]
August 23 RHP Tyler Chatwood placed on 10-day DL, RHP Dillon Maples recalled from Iowa.[256]
August 24 RHP Dillon Maples optioned to Iowa, RHP Alec Mills recalled.[256]
August 29 RHP James Norwood recalled from Iowa for doubleheader.
August 30 Traded C Chris Gimenez and a player to be named later to Minnesota Twins for C Bobby Wilson. Designated RHP Cory Mazzoni for assignment. Activated LHP Mike Montgomery from 10-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Alec Mills to Iowa. RHP James Norwood returned to Iowa.
August 31 OF Jason Heyward placed on 10-day DL (hamstring), RHP Dillon Maples recalled from Iowa.

September

September 1 Activated SS Addison Russell and 3B Kris Bryant from 10-day DL. Designated LHP Rob Zastryzny and RHP Luke Farrell for assignment. Selected contracts of OF Terrance Gore and C Taylor Davis from Iowa. Recalled RHP James Norwood from Iowa. Outrighted RHP Cory Mazzoni to Iowa. Signed LHP Jaime García to a minor league contract.
September 3 Activated LHP Brian Duensing and RHP Tyler Chatwood from 10-day DL.
September 4 Purchased contract of LHP Jaime García from Iowa. Placed OF Mark Zagunis on the 60-day DL (shoulder inflammation).
September 9 Recalled RHP Alec Mills from Iowa.
September 16 Activated OF Jason Heyward from the 10-day DL.
September 19 Transferred RHP Brandon Morrow from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list retroactive to September 18. Selected the contract of RHP Allen Webster from Iowa.
September 21 SS Addison Russell placed on administrative leave following further allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife.[257]
September 22 Selected the contract of SS Mike Freeman from Iowa.
September 28 Activated C Bobby Wilson from the 10-day disabled list.

Roster

(Contains all players who played in a game for the Cubs during the 2018 season.)

2018 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Postseason

Game log

2018 postseason game log: 0–1 (Home: 0–1; Away: 0–0)
Wild Card game: 0–1 (Home: 0–1; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 2 Rockies 1–2 Oberg (1–0) Hendricks (0–1) 40,151 0–1

Wild Card game

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:10 pm CDT at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
Colorado 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 1
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
WP: Scott Oberg (1–0)   LP: Kyle Hendricks (0–1)
Home runs:
COL: None
CHI: None
Attendance: 40,151

Following their loss to the Brewers the previous day, the Cubs faced the Rockies who were forced to travel from Los Angeles following their tiebreaker loss to the Dodgers to face the Cubs in Chicago on October 2. The Rockies scored in the first on two hits and a sacrifice fly giving the Rockies a 1–0 lead. Jon Lester, despite giving up the first inning run, pitched six innings and allowed only the one run. Rockies' pitcher Kyle Freeland pitched well, limiting the Cubs to four hits in 6.2 innings of work. Freeland left in the seventh with a runner on. The Cubs eventually loaded the bases on walk and a Tommy La Stella reach on catcher's interference. However, Jason Heyward struck out as a pinch hitter to end the threat. Following a two-out single by Anthony Rizzo in the eighth, Rizzo was lifted for pinch-runner Terrance Gore who immediately stole second. Javier Baez then doubled in Gore to tie the game. However, Albert Almora Jr struck out to end the threat. Following a quiet ninth inning, the game proceeded to extra innings. Cole Hamels entered the game for the Cubs and allowed a single in the 10th and a single and walk in the 11th, but did not give up a run. The Cubs put runners on first in second with one out in the 11th, but could not push across a run. Kyle Hendricks entered the game in the 12th and, in the 13th with two outs, gave up three straight singles to give the Rockies the 2–1 lead. The Cubs went quietly in the 13th as they lost the game 2–1.

Achievements and records

Statistics

Regular season

Batting

(Final regular season stats)

Players in bold are on the active roster as of the 2022 season

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On base percentage; SLG = Slugging percentage;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Albert Almora Jr. 152 444 62 127 24 1 5 41 1 24 83 .286 .323 .378 168
Javier Báez 160 606 101 176 40 9 34 111 21 29 167 .290 .326 .554 336
David Bote 74 184 23 44 9 2 6 33 3 19 60 .239 .319 .408 75
Kris Bryant 102 389 59 106 28 3 13 52 2 48 107 .272 .374 .460 179
Eddie Butler 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 0
Victor Caratini 76 181 21 42 7 0 2 21 0 12 42 .232 .293 .304 55
Tyler Chatwood 23 25 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 .160 .192 .160 4
Steve Cishek 76 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 1
Willson Contreras 138 474 50 118 27 5 10 54 4 53 121 .249 .339 .390 185
Yu Darvish 8 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 .083 .083 .167 2
Taylor Davis 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .400 .333 .400 2
Brian Duensing 47 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 1
Luke Farrell 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 0
Chris Gimenez 12 28 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 .143 .219 .143 4
Terrance Gore 14 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 .200 .200 .200 1
Cole Hamels 11 23 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 12 .130 .167 .261 6
Justin Hancock 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Ian Happ 142 387 56 90 19 2 15 44 8 70 167 .233 .353 .408 158
Kyle Hendricks 31 60 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 31 .067 .097 .083 5
Jason Heyward 127 440 67 119 23 4 8 57 1 42 60 .270 .335 .395 174
Brandon Kintzler 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Tommy La Stella 123 169 23 45 8 0 1 19 0 17 27 .266 .340 .331 56
Jon Lester 31 59 4 7 0 0 1 9 0 0 22 .119 .119 .169 10
Alec Mills 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 1
Mike Mongtomery 37 33 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 20 .091 .118 .091 3
Brandon Morrow 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Daniel Murphy 35 138 23 41 6 0 6 13 2 7 23 .297 .329 .471 65
Efrén Navarro 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .167 1
James Norwood 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
José Quintana 30 52 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 .077 .077 .077 4
Anthony Rizzo 153 566 74 160 29 1 25 101 6 70 80 .283 .376 .470 266
Randy Rosario 43 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 1
Addison Russell 130 420 52 105 21 1 5 38 4 40 99 .250 .317 .340 143
Kyle Schwarber 137 428 64 102 14 3 26 61 4 78 140 .238 .356 .467 200
Pedro Strop 57 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Duane Underwood Jr. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Justin Wilson 67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Mark Zagunis 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 .400 .500 .600 3
Ben Zobrist 139 455 67 139 28 3 9 58 3 55 60 .305 .378 .440 200

Pitching

(Through October 1, 2018)

Players in bold are on the active roster as of the 2022 season.

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Anthony Bass 0 0 2.93 16 0 0 15.1 18 6 5 3 14
Eddie Butler 1 1 4.08 8 0 0 17.2 16 10 8 7 11
Victor Caratini 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 0
Tyler Chatwood 4 6 5.30 24 20 0 103.2 92 62 61 95 85
Jesse Chavez 2 1 1.15 32 0 4 39.0 26 5 5 5 42
Steve Cishek 4 3 2.18 80 0 4 70.1 45 19 17 28 78
Yu Darvish 1 3 4.95 8 8 0 40.0 36 24 22 21 49
Jorge De La Rosa 0 0 1.29 17 0 1 21.0 14 6 3 8 20
Brian Duensing 3 0 7.65 48 0 1 37.2 42 33 32 29 24
Carl Edwards Jr. 3 2 2.60 58 0 0 52.0 36 17 15 32 67
Luke Farrell 3 4 5.17 20 2 0 31.1 30 22 18 16 39
Jaime García 0 1 4.70 8 1 0 7.2 6 4 4 6 4
Chris Gimenez 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 3 3 1 1
Cole Hamels 4 3 2.36 12 12 0 76.1 61 23 20 23 74
Justin Hancock 0 0 1.46 10 0 0 12.1 5 2 2 9 11
Ian Happ 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Kyle Hendricks 14 11 3.44 33 33 0 199.0 184 82 76 44 161
Brandon Kintzler 2 1 7.00 25 0 0 18.0 27 14 14 9 12
Tommy La Stella 0 0 6.75 1 0 0 1.1 3 1 1 0 0
Jon Lester 18 6 3.32 32 32 0 181.2 174 75 67 64 169
Dillon Maples 0 0 11.81 9 0 0 5.1 7 7 7 5 9
Cory Mazzoni 1 0 1.04 8 0 0 8.2 5 1 1 5 7
Mike Montgomery 5 6 3.99 38 19 0 124.0 131 58 55 39 86
Brandon Morrow 0 0 1.47 35 0 22 30.2 24 5 5 9 31
James Norwood 1 0 4.09 11 0 0 11.0 14 7 5 5 10
José Quintana 13 11 4.03 32 32 0 174.1 162 81 78 68 158
Anthony Rizzo 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Randy Rosario 4 0 3.66 44 0 1 46.2 47 22 19 22 30
Pedro Strop 6 1 2.26 60 0 13 59.2 38 15 15 21 57
Jen-Ho Tseng 0 0 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 3
Duane Underwood Jr. 0 1 2.25 1 1 0 4.0 2 1 1 3 3
Justin Wilson 4 5 3.46 71 0 0 54.2 45 22 21 33 69
Rob Zastryzny 1 0 4.76 6 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 4 3

Farm system

See also: List of Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates

Level Team League Manager Location Ballpark
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Marty Pevey Des Moines, Iowa Principal Park
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Mark Johnson Knoxville, Tennessee Smokies Stadium
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Buddy Bailey Myrtle Beach, South Carolina TicketReturn.com Field
A South Bend Cubs Midwest League Jimmy Gonzalez South Bend, Indiana Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Steve Lerud Eugene, Oregon PK Park
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Carmelo Martínez Mesa, Arizona Sloan Park
Rookie DSL Cubs Dominican Summer League Lance Rymel Boca Chica, Dominican Republic Baseball City Complex

Source[276][277]

Notes

  1. ^ Single-admission doubleheader.

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