Aug 30, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

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Former Chicago Cubs infielder Ryan Theriot announced his retirement from baseball after not playing last season. Theriot spent five seasons with the Cubs from 2005 to 2010 and his best season came in 2008, when he was the team’s shortstop and hit .307 in 149 games. He also scored the game-winning in Game 4 of the 2012 World Series for the San Francisco Giants.

Cubs.com writer Carrie Muskat also answered mailbag questions on why or why the Cubs should try to trade starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

Chicago Tribune: Report: Ex-Cubs infielder Theriot retires

CSN Chicago: Samardzija wants to see how Cubs attack next rebuilding phase

Cubs Den: Sneak Peek at Cubs New Park in Mesa

Cubs.com: Inbox: Why would Cubs try to trade Samardzija?

FanGraphs: Jeff Samardzija’s two bad months

NBC Sports: The Angels are in on Tanaka, but not IN-in

CBS Sports: Indians sign OF Jeff Francoeur to minor-league deal

Fox Sports: Rosenthal & Morosi Hot Stove: Mattingly nearing new deal

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cards claim minor league outfielder from Rangers

ESPN New York: Tanaka, A-Rod decision loom

ESPN Boston: Bogaerts, Bradley, Cecchini top BP Sox list

ESPN Dallas: Ranger Resolutions: Finish strong

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