Cubs Add Darnell McDonald to Front Office as Baseball Operations Assistant

The Cubs announced an addition to the baseball operations department Tuesday with the hiring of Darnell McDonald. The former outfielder, who recently announced his retirement, has rejoined the organization as Baseball Operations Assistant.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Reports: Ricketts Family Exploring Selling Minority Shares of the Cubs

According to reports from Comcast SportsNet, the Sun-Times, the Tribune and ESPN, the Ricketts family is “exploring opening the Cubs ownership to minority shareholders to help finance” the Wrigley Field Restoration project. Less than 24 hours after Tom Ricketts’ interview on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports aired in which he told Armen Keteyian that he “comfortable […]

Cubs Reportedly Sign RHP Joel Pineiro to a Minor League Contract

According to a report out of Puerto Rico courtesy of Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have signed RHP Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract. The report indicates Pineiro will report to Mesa and participate in extended spring training for 10 days before going to Triple-A Iowa to start his season. The Cubs were connected to […]

Cubs Place Arrieta and Fujikawa on 15-Day DL, McDonald on 60-Day DL

The Cubs made the procedural moves Sunday in order to finalize the Opening Day roster and the first 40-man roster of the season. Jake Arrieta was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 21 with right shoulder tightness. Instead of starting Kyuji Fujikawa on the 60-day DL to start the season, Fujikawa was placed […]

Cubs Set Opening Day Roster

Baring a trade or an addition from outside of the organization, the front office and coaching staff has finalized the Cubs first roster of the 2014 season. With the addition of Brian Schlitter on Saturday, the Cubs finalized the seven-man bullpen. Jose Veras will close out games with Pedro Strop beginning the season as the eighth […]

Cubs Add Brian Schlitter to Bullpen, Designate Alberto Cabrera for Assignment

According to multiple reports, RHP Brian Schlitter has made the Cubs Opening Day roster and will take one of the final spots in the bullpen. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Alberto Cabrera was designated for assignment. Brian Schlitter is a hard thrower, one of the prerequisites now for a Cubs’ reliever. Schlitter […]