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 […]

Cubs Name Carlos Villanueva Fifth Starter, Chris Rusin Optioned to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have decided to start the season with Carlos Villanueva in the rotation. Villanueva will slot in behind Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. Villanueva’s first start will be on April 6 against the Phillies. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and will begin his season […]

MLB and the MLBPA Announce Changes to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced significant changes to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. First time offenders will receive an 80-game unpaid suspension and a second offense will result in a 162-game suspension and the loss of a full season of pay. A third positive test will result […]

Cubs Release Ryan Roberts, Reassign Chris Coghlan to Minor League Camp

The Cubs officially trimmed their spring roster to 30 players on Thursday after reassigning Chris Coghlan to minor league camp and releasing Ryan Roberts. The Cubs set the position player side of the Opening Day roster when Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish were told they made the team. Chris Coghlan and Ryan Roberts were informed […]

Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish Make Cubs Opening Day Roster

Jed Hoyer made it official on Thursday morning, Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish will be with the Cubs on Opening Day in Pittsburgh. With Olt and Kalish on the roster, barring a trade, the position player side of the roster is set for Opening Day. According to the Tribune, the Cubs will start the season […]

Cubs Name John Baker Backup Catcher, Whiteside to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs officially named John Baker the backup catcher to Welington Castillo on Wednesday shortly after George Kottaras was released. Baker will be added to the 40-man roster and take one of the two spots on the roster that was opened up on Wednesday. Once Baker is added to the roster, it will officially stand […]

Rangers Claim Donnie Murphy Off Waivers, Cubs Release George Kottaras

According to multiple reports, the Rangers claimed INF Donnie Murphy off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Murphy is a straight waiver claim and Texas is now responsible for Murphy’s salary for the 2014 season of $825,000 plus incentives. The Cubs did not receive a player or cash in return from Texas. The Cubs released […]

Cubs Reassign Darnell McDonald to Minor League Camp, Release RHP Chang-Yong Lim

The Cubs announced the ninth round of spring roster cuts on Monday afternoon. The Cubs reassigned OF Darnell McDonald to minor league camp and released RHP Chang-Yong Lim. Darnell McDonald hit .222/.320/.296 in 15 games this with two doubles after re-signing with the Cubs on a minor league deal during the off-season. The Cubs released […]

Cubs Release LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Cubs announced the eighth round of spring roster cuts on Sunday afternoon. LHP Tsuyoshi Wada asked for and was granted his release from the organization. Wada was in camp on a non-roster invitation that was agreed upon when he signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in the off-season. Tsuyoshi Wada did not […]

Cubs Option RHP Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced the seventh round of spring roster cuts on Sunday morning. The Cubs optioned RHP Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa. Ramirez was in the mix for a spot in the bullpen after throwing the ball extremely well this spring. In five appearances, Ramirez did not allow a run while surrendering just two hits […]