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MLB investigating racist comments targeted at Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr

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MLB investigating racist comments targeted at Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr

Major League Baseball is currently looking into racist messages sent to Cubs' pitcher Carl Edward Jr., according to The Athletic's Patrick Mooney. 

Edwards, who's currently pitching for the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, received racist messages on his Instagram account: 

Amid his early-season struggles, Edwards received racist messages on Instagram that have drawn the attention of Major League Baseball, Cubs officials and the players’ union, multiple sources told The Athletic.

“We are aware of the situation,” an MLB spokesperson said Monday. “We have a team that works with social-media companies to take appropriate actions in situations like this.”

Cubs President Theo Epstein released this statement on the matter: 

“We were shocked by the racist, profanity-laced social media message sent to Carl Edwards Jr. earlier this month,” president of baseball operations Theo Epstein wrote in a statement released on behalf of the Cubs organization. “We vehemently condemn the content of the message and are supporting Major League Baseball’s investigation to identify the person responsible.

According to Mooney, the investigation is still in the fact-finding stage. 

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Cubs' 10 worst free agent signings of all-time

Cubs' 10 worst free agent signings of all-time

Earlier this week, I named the 10 best free agent signings in Cubs history. But for all the good free agent additions the Cubs have made, they've made a fair share of not-so-good ones also.

From the obvious to not-so-obvious, here's my crack at naming the 10 worst free agents signings in Cubs history.

Cubs' 10 worst free agent signings of all-time

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Ian Happ, Nico Hoerner and other Cubs start a podcast during quaratine

Ian Happ, Nico Hoerner and other Cubs start a podcast during quaratine

Looking for some media to consume during the COVID-19 quarantine? A couple of Cubs got you covered.

Cubs Ian Happ, Nico Hoerner and minor leaguers Dakota Mekkes and Zack Short launched a podcast Saturday named "The Compound." It's fitting, considering the four are still training at the Cubs' spring training compound in Arizona.

In Episode 1, the four discuss the best and worst parts of their days, their dream all-time lineups for a hypothetical World Series Game 7 and take fan questions.

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The MLB season is delayed indefinitely during the coronavirus pandemic, but this is a new, unique way to keep up with some Cubs players in the meantime.