Pierce Johnson, Corey Black and Rafael Lopez among First Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the first round of spring cuts Monday and reduced the spring roster to 53 players. The Cubs moved eight players to minor league camp. C Rafael Lopez and INF Christian Villanueva were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Both players will be on optional assignments all season. Six players in camp on non-roster invites […]


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Cubs’ RHP Jacob Turner to Miss at Least One Month, Will Begin Season on DL

RHP Jacob Turner met with the media Friday morning. Turner confirmed he has a bruised bone and mild flexor strain in his right elbow. Turner received a second opinion on his elbow after tests by the Cubs’ medical staff revealed the injury earlier this week. The good news for Jacob Turner, there is not any […]


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Cubs Paying Ernie Banks’ Funeral Expenses

The Chicago Cubs handled what could have added to the ongoing court battle over Ernie Banks’ estate. Donnellan Funeral Home filed a claim in court last Wednesday for reportedly more than $35,000 to cover the expenses the funeral home incurred for Ernie Banks’ funeral. The Sun-Times first learned that the Ricketts family and the team […]


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Cubs Shut Down Jacob Turner with Flexor Strain and Bone Bruise in Right Elbow

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have shut down RHP Jacob Turner and he will begin the season on the disabled list. An MRI on Turner’s right elbow revealed a flexor strain and bone bruise but no ligament damage. Turner will reportedly get a second opinion on the injury The Cubs have not provided a […]


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Cubs Agree to Terms with 20 Players on 2015 Contracts

The Cubs agreed to 2015 contract terms with all 20 players on their 40-man roster with zero-to-three years of Major League service. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. With the 20 automatic renewal players signed, all of the players on the Cubs roster for the 2015 season are under contract. The following players agreed […]


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Cubs Sign LHP Phil Coke to a Minor League Contract

Updated 11:53pm CST – According to Hardball Talk, Phil Coke can earn at least $2.25 million if he makes the Cubs roster out of Spring Training. The minor league deal includes $900,000 appearance-based incentives package. Patrick Mooney added that Phil Coke still has to pass a physical and that is the reason the Cubs did […]


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Five of the Six Cubs Limited Partners Released

The Tribune has uncovered the identities of four of the six investors in the Chicago Cubs, with help from the team’s media guide. According to the Tribune, four of the six investors are Andrew Berlin, William Comrie, the DeVos family and Cory Thabit. The fifth investor is listed as “O.C., L.L.C.” and the sixth partner […]


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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Weather Delays Push Right Field Bleachers to Early June

Crane Kenney and Carl Rice, Vice President of Ballpark Operations, gave a tour of Wrigley Field on Monday to a group of media members to show the progress and provide an update on the first phase of The 1060 Project. Kenney said the left field and center field bleachers remain on target to be open […]


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Chicago Cubs Reportedly Valued at $1.8 Billion

According to a report from Forbes, the Cubs were valued at $1.8 billion in order to complete the transaction of the minority shares of the team to six investors. Tom Ricketts confirmed the sale of minority ownership shares to six investors Wednesday after reports from Comcast SportsNet and the Sun-Times indicated the Ricketts family had […]


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Baseball America Released Updated First-Year Player Draft and International Bonus Pools

Baseball America reported Thursday that Major League Baseball has sent out information to all 30 teams detailing the signing bonus pools for June’s Draft and the 2015-16 International Free Agent signing period. The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the First Year Player Draft and have the 14th highest bonus pool for the draft. The […]


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