Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2015 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staff Wednesday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2015 season. The 2015 season will be the first year for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High-A), South Bend Cubs (Low-A) and the Eugene Emeralds (Short-Season Low-A) in the Cubs’ system, joining […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Trade Justin Ruggiano to Mariners for Minor League RHP Matt Brazis

The Cubs traded OF Justin Ruggiano to the Mariners for RHP Matt Brazis The Cubs announced Wednesday morning that OF Justin Ruggiano was traded to the Seattle Mariners for for minor league RHP Matt Brazis. The trade clears a spot on the 40-man roster for RHP Jason Motte. With the trade, the Cubs 40-man roster […]

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Breakdown of Jon Lester’s Contract with the Cubs

The day after Jon Lester was formally introduced as the leader of the Cubs’ staff, Sports Illustrated released the cover image for its upcoming issue. Jon Lester is the first Cubs player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated since Starlin Castro on May 9, 2011. Lester told Tom Verducci he doesn’t believe in […]

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Cubs Release Details for the 30th Annual Convention

The 30th Cubs Convention is just a month away (Jan. 16-18, 2015) and will feature more than 75 Cubs players, coaches, alumni and prospects. The team released a few of the details for the annual gathering on Tuesday. The team appears to be freshening up the event that has been referred to as the unofficial start […]

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Cubs Receive Cash from Oakland to Complete Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel Trade

The Cubs received an undisclosed amount of cash from the Athletics on Monday to complete the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland last July 4 a team source confirmed Tuesday morning. The Cubs were expected to receive a player as the fourth piece in the deal in which Addison Russell, Billy […]

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Cubs Send Minor League SS Marco Hernandez to Red Sox to Complete Felix Doubront Trade

The Cubs completed the trade with the Boston Red Sox for LHP Felix Doubront on Monday afternoon. Minor League SS Marco Hernandez was sent to the Red Sox as the PTBNL in the deal that landed Doubront with the Cubs. The Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from Boston on July 30. The conditions of the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with RHP Jason Motte

According to multiple reports, but not confirmed by the team, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jason Motte. The deal would be pending a physical and it’s unclear if the Cubs have agreed to terms on a Major League or minor league contract with Motte. With the signing of […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Make It Official, Announce Signing Jon Lester to a Six-Year Contract

The Cubs introduced LHP Jon Lester on Monday afternoon and officially announced signing him to a six-year contract with a vesting option for a seventh year (2021). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jon Lester and the Cubs reportedly agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract that could be worth a total of $170 […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Announce Signing Jason Hammel to Two-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Friday and announced the signing of Jason Hammel to a two-year contract that includes a club option for the 2017 season. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. With the addition of Jason Hammel, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players. According to reports, Jason Hammel agreed […]

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Cubs Trade Rule 5 Selection to Angels, Lose LHP Andrew McKirahan to the Marlins

It was a rather active Rule 5 Draft to close out Baseball’s Winter Meetings on Thursday morning. The Cubs lost a lefty reliever in Andrew McKirahan to the Marlins and two players in the Triple-A phase of the draft while selecting one. The Cubs selected INF Taylor Featherston from the Rockies in the Major League phase […]

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