Javier Baez Placed on 7-Day Disabled List

The Iowa Cubs placed Javier Baez on the 7-day disabled list on Sunday morning with a left ankle sprain. Baez was dealing with a sore back prior to injuring himself taking grounders during infield practice prior to Friday’s game in Memphis. According to multiple reports, Javier Baez turned his ankle.

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/13/14

Game Twelve – Cubs (4-7) vs. Cardinals (6-5) Game Time – 1:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Edwin Jackson (0-0, 6.30/1.90/4.41) vs. Michael Wacha (1-0, 0.71/0.95/2.34) Weather permitting … The Cubs wrap up the first series of the season […]

Closer By Committee, the Roster Shuffle and Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria announced prior to Saturday’s game that Jose Veras would not be closing games for the Cubs, at least for now. Jose Veras carried a rough spring into the regular season and simply cannot throw enough strikes to close games. Veras has never been known for his command, but he has not struggled to […]

From the Wire … Cubs Option Chris Rusin to Iowa, Set to Recall Blake Parker

According to multiple reports following Saturday’s game, the Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin back to Triple-A Iowa. Rusin was recalled prior to Saturday’s game in St. Louis. After Rusin allowed one run on three hits with one walk and one strikeout in relief of Carlos Villanueva, the Cubs optioned Rusin out in order to recall […]

Not in the Cards for Villanueva and the Cubs – Cardinals 10, Cubs 4

Game Eleven: Cubs 4, Cardinals 10 WP – Adam Wainwright (2-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-3) Save – None It was a mismatch on paper when the pitching matchups were announced and it ended up being a mismatch on the field on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis as the Cardinals pounded the Cubs. The Cardinals sent […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/12/14

Game Eleven – Cubs (4-6) vs. Cardinals (5-5) Game Time – 1:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Carlos Villanueva (1-2, 4.26/1.58/4.51) vs. Adam Wainwright (1-1, 1.29/1.00/2.24) It’s a quick turnaround for the Cubs after another late finish and extra […]

Jose Veras Out as Cubs Closer

Rick Renteria addressed his bullpen, and specifically the closer situation on Saturday morning. After Friday night’s game in which Jose Veras could not find the strike zone and was charged with his second blown save of the season, Renteria said he was going to stick with Veras as his closer. Rick Renteria changed his mind […]

From the Wire … Cubs Recall Chris Rusin, Option Brian Schlitter to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday morning and optioned RHP Brian Schlitter to Iowa. The roster move should not come as a surprise with the Cubs adding Rusin to the big league roster. Rusin will be available out of the pen for Saturday’s game and should […]

Castillo Crushes the Cardinals – Cubs 6, Cardinals 3

Game Ten: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 – 11 innings WP – Justin Grimm (1-0) LP – Trevor Rosenthal (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Jeff Samardzija finally received some run support and was in line for the win after the Cubs scored two runs in the eighth inning. But Jose Veras blew his second save […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/11/14

Game Ten: Cubs (3-6) vs. Cardinals (5-4) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29/1.14/3.67) vs. Joe Kelly (1-0, 1.69/1.88/4.55) The Cubs kickoff their five-game, two-city road trip tonight with the first of […]