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Maddon, Cubs looking to rebound from disappointing finish

CHICAGO (AP) After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Joe Maddon's future.

They also know what's going on, too.

Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-year-old manager. While president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has said he thinks the relationship will continue past this season, the situation with Maddon hovers over the Cubs as they try to bounce back from last year's disappointing finish.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Zobrist.305
HR: J. Báez34
RBI: J. Báez111
SB: J. Báez21
W: J. Lester18
ERA: J. Lester3.32
Saves: B. Morrow22
K: K. Hendricks161
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 00.000-
Cincinnati 00.000-
Milwaukee 00.000-
Pittsburgh 00.000-
St. Louis 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (4)
Runs: 761 (9)
Hits: 1453 (2)
Home Runs: 167 (22)
Stolen Bases: 66 (24)
OBP: .333 (4)
SLG: .410 (13)
Total Bases: 2308 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.65 (3)
Runs Allowed: 645 (4)
Saves: 46 (9)
Strikeouts: 1333 (19)
OpBA: .240 (10)
OBP: .323 (20)
SLG: .376 (3)
Run Support: 4.64 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/15 J. Norwood Sent to Minors
3/15 D. Underwood Jr. Sent to Minors
3/15 R. Wick Sent to Minors
3/9 R. Scahill Released
3/8 A. Alzolay Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/12 P. Strop Strained right hamstring (day-to-day)
3/4 M. Montgomery Left shoulder stiffness (day-to-day)
3/4 B. Morrow Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
2/13 K. Graveman Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/25 K. Bryant Left wrist contusion (day-to-day)
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