Henry Blanco Joins Joe Maddon’s Staff as Quality Assurance Coach

According to multiple reports, Henry Blanco has left the Arizona Diamondbacks and is returning to the Cubs. The Cubs have hired Henry Blanco to be the team’s new quality assurance coach, replacing Jose Castro. Castro left the Cubs to take the assistant hitting coach’s job in Atlanta. Henry Blanco was the Diamondbacks bullpen catcher/coach last season. […]

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Trip to Las Vegas Added to Cubs Spring Schedule

The Cubs confirmed Friday a split-squad will spend a weekend in Las Vegas this spring. As reported by the Tribune, half of the roster and coaching staff will make the Cubs annual trek to Las Vegas in March and participate in ‘Big League Weekend’ at Cashman Field. The Cubs will play two games against the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of C.J. Edwards from Double-A Tennessee, Add to 40-Man Roster

As expected, the Cubs selected the contract of RHP C.J. Edwards from Double-A Tennessee and added him to the 40-man roster prior to Thursday’s deadline for teams to file its reserve rosters. The Cubs did not announce any other roster moves Thursday. C.J. Edwards was the only addition to the 40-man roster, which now stands […]

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Wrigleyville Rooftop Owners Facing Foreclosure Suit

Three Wrigleyville rooftop owners are facing a foreclosure suit. According to reports from the Sun-Times and Crain’s Chicago Business, a complaint was filed by Fifth-Third Bank in federal court last Friday against Thomas Gramatis, Max Waisvisz and Daniel Finkel, who are partners of the properties located at 3617, 3619 and 3637 N. Sheffield Ave. Fifth-Third […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire INF Tommy La Stella from Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino

The Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella and an International signing bonus slot (No. 4) from the Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino and three International signing bonus slots (Nos. 2 – 4). La Stella made his big league debut for the Braves last season and played only second base for Fredi Gonzalez. The 25-year old […]

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Cubs 2015 Season Opener Moved to Sunday for MLB Opening Night

The Cubs announced Friday morning that Opening Day has been moved to Opening Night. The Cubs will kick off the 2015 Major League Baseball Season on Sunday night, April 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals on ESPN 2. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm CDT. The game will be televised exclusively on ESPN 2. With […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Claim RHP Donn Roach Off Waivers from the Padres

The Cubs added a right-handed pitcher to the 40-man roster Wednesday. The team claimed RHP Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Roach made his big league debut in 2014 and was 1-0 with a 4.75 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 4.75 FIP in 16 appearances, one start. At the big league level, Roach […]

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Josh Vitters Among Fifteen Cubs Minor League Free Agents

Fifteen players in the Cubs’ system have been granted free agency. Josh Vitters headlines the Cubs list of minor leaguers that have been granted free agency and are able to sign with another organization. The Cubs outrighted Josh Vitters off the 40-man roster on Oct. 31 and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs selected […]

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Joe Maddon: The Cubs are Going to Make the Playoffs Next Year

Joe Maddon won the press conference Monday. Now it’s up to the front office to give him a roster to win games with when the season starts. Maddon was energetic, articulate and took control of the room. Joe Maddon was in charge and showed why the front office wanted him to lead the Cubs when […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Ruggiano and Sweeney from 60-Day DL

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the team activated OF Justin Ruggiano and OF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day DL on Monday. With activating Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney and re-signing LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, the Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 37 players. The Cubs acquired Justin Ruggiano at the end of the Winter […]

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