Doubront and the Cubs Ding-Up the Cardinals in Game One of Twinbill – Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 WP – Felix Doubront (1-0) LP – Justin Masterson (2-3) Save – None Felix Doubront retired the last nine batters he faced, Chris Coghlan delivered a two-run single in the second inning, Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika hit back-to-back jacks and Starlin Castro tied a career-high with […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activated LHP Felix Doubront from 15-Day DL, Optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa

The Cubs made two roster moves prior to game one of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader in St. Louis. LHP Felix Doubront was activated from the 15-day disabled list and LHP Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Rosscup stayed with the team as the 26th man for Saturday’s doubleheader. Rosscup will not be available for Sunday’s finale and […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 08/30/14 – Game One

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs (60-74) vs. Cardinals (71-62) Game Time – 1:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Felix Doubront (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Justin Masterson (2-2, 7.43/1.65/5.04) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Cardinals play two today, a […]

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The Daily CCO: Manny Ramirez Ends Season Early with Permission from the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Manny Ramirez’s tenure with the Cubs is over for now. Manny Ramirez is on the disabled list and received clearance from the front office to return home after Iowa’s last road trip. Ramirez is not with the I-Cubs for the final series of the year in Des Moines. According to multiple reports, Ramirez isn’t retiring […]

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Adding a Veteran Bat is High on the Cubs Off-Season List

The front office has been talking about the importance of adding veteran leadership to the young clubhouse this off-season. Even with the emergence of Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, the Cubs think a veteran presence is needed to not only help win games on the field but to help the prospects make the transition to […]

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A Big Night for Jorge Soler and the Young Cubs – Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 WP – Neil Ramirez (2-1) LP – Pat Neshek (6-1) Save – None In a game started by Kyle Hendricks, Jorge Soler hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs. Javier Baez’s two-run double in the eighth gave the Cubs the lead, Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Cubs Announced Justin Ruggiano Out for the Season, Updates Provided on Ryan Sweeney and Edwin Jackson

The Cubs announced Friday that Justin Ruggiano had season ending arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. Ruggiano was placed on the DL Aug. 27 retroactive to Aug. 23 and he recently saw a specialist in Dallas about discomfort in the ankle.

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 08/29/14

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four – Cubs (59-74) vs. Cardinals (71-61) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.78/1.01/3.44) vs. Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.26/1.38/4.79) Weather permitting … The Cubs kick-off a four-game series in three […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Cubs Well-Positioned to Add Impact Starting Pitching

Theo Epstein spent time earlier this week on ESPN 1000 with Carmen & Jurko talking about the Jackie Robinson West team and of course the Chicago Cubs. Epstein discussed Javier Baez and the recent call-up of Jorge Soler while pointing out Baez and Soler are two totally different players with the way they approach hitting. […]

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