The Cubs received approval on the new branding arch and expanding the footprint of Wrigley Field by the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday. The Cubs moved closer to beginning the restoration project on Thursday when the zoning committee gave the team the approval to move the outer wall of the park 25 feet closer […]
The Cubs forfeited their first pick (fourth overall) in next week’s Rule 5 Draft to the Phillies in order to settle a grievance about the amount of time Lendy Castillo spent on the disabled list during the 2012 season. The Cubs selected the right-handed pitcher in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2011 from […]
According to a report from Bob Nightengale, the Cubs signed lefty reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year deal believed to be worth $1.425 million. The Rays recently non-tendered Wright after he was claimed off waivers from the Astros last August. The 28-year old Wesley Wright is not eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season and […]
The Cubs’ farm system received another accolade on Wednesday morning when Baseball America named the 2013 Daytona Cubs their minor league team of the year. The D-Cubs won the Florida State League Championship and along the way the team posted two no-hitters and Javier Baez hit four home runs in a single game on a […]
The Cubs completed Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Tuesday when they announced the hiring of Eric Hinske as first base coach. Hinske played for the Diamondbacks last season. Eric Hinske joins Brandon Hyde (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Lester Strode (assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach), Bill Mueller (hitting coach), Mike Brumley (assistant hitting coach), Gary […]
The Cubs tendered contracts to seven of the 11 arbitration eligible players prior to Monday’s deadline, and avoided arbitration with both George Kottaras and Donnie Murphy. The Cubs did not offer contracts to RHP Daniel Bard, IF/OF Mat Gamel and RHP Chang-Yong Lim. With Monday’s roster moves, the 40-man roster currently stands at 37 players.
The Cubs avoided arbitration with infielder Donnie Murphy on Monday night and signed him to a one-year contract worth $825,000. Murphy’s contract includes an incentives package that could bring the total value of the contract to $1.175 million.
According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs signed George Kottaras to a one-year, $1.075 million contract for the 2014 season. The Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to the one-year deal with Kottaras. The one-year contract reportedly includes an incentives package. With Kottaras signed for next season, the Cubs have 10 players on the […]
According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs re-signed outfielder Darnell McDonald to a minor league contract. The deal should include a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training. McDonald spent last season in the Cubs organization and finished the year with the big league club. The 35-year old outfielder hit .302/.351/.434/.785 with four […]
The Cubs announced last week the new, state of the art Spring Training facility in Mesa will be called ‘Cubs Park‘ for the foreseeable future. ‘Cubs Park‘ was set to open on December 1 but the grand opening of the park and the surrounding area has been moved to January 25. The Cubs’ first Cactus […]