Iowa Cubs Place Mike Olt on 7-Day Disabled List

The Iowa Cubs announced prior to Wednesday’s game in Reno that INF Mike Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league DL with a strained left hamstring. Olt left Tuesday’s game in the eighth inning after suffering an apparent leg injury. Olt avoided colliding with Zac Rosscup fielding a popped up bunt attempt from Shawn […]

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Giants Win Protest, Cubs and Giants Will Resume Rain-Shortened Game Thursday Afternoon

The Giants won its protest over the way Tuesday night’s game ended and the two teams will resume play Thursday afternoon at 4:05pm CDT with the bottom of the fifth inning. The regularly scheduled game will follow the conclusion of the suspended game. First pitch for Thursday’s game still scheduled for 7:05pm CDT. When play […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Dan Straily to Iowa

As expected, RHP Dan Straily was optioned to Iowa following Saturday’s game against the Mets. Straily took the loss in his first start with the Cubs. Straily had two bad innings but retired the side in order in four of the six innings he pitched. Straily was charged with seven runs, five earned, on four hits […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa, Recall RHP Dan Straily

According to multiple reports following Friday’s game, the Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for RHP Dan Straily. The Cubs will officially recall Straily from Iowa prior to Saturday’s game. The Cubs announced Thursday that Dan Straily would make his Cubs debut Saturday night at Citi […]

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Rob Manfred Elected Commissioner of Major League Baseball

It took all day Thursday, but the 30 owners were able to agree on who would be the next commissioner of baseball. Rob Manfred was elected as the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball and will take over for Bud Selig when he retires in January. Manfred will move into the commissioner’s office on Jan. 25. […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Trade OF Brett Jackson to Arizona for RHP Blake Cooper

The Cubs traded OF Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks late Thursday night for RHP Blake Cooper after Arizona claimed Jackson off waivers from the Cubs. Jackson was assigned to Triple-A Reno in Arizona’s system. RHP Blake Cooper was pitching for Triple-A Reno at the time of the trade. The 26-year old right hander was […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftop Owners File Lawsuit

According to multiple reports and as expected, eight members of the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association filed a lawsuit Thursday against the City of Chicago and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to overturn the city’s approval of the team’s plan to expand, restore and renovate Wrigley Field. The lawsuit does not include the Chicago Cubs. Crain’s Chicago […]

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Cubs Announce Dan Straily to Start Saturday’s Game in New York

Shortly after the last out of Thursday’s finale with the Brewers, the Cubs announced RHP Dan Straily would make his Cubs’ debut at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs are pushing the other four starters back a day and inserting Straily into the rotation. Travis Wood is scheduled to start the opener against the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Ramirez and Turner, Option Rusin to Iowa and Place Schlitter on 15-day DL

The Cubs made four roster moves prior to Sunday’s finale against the Rays. RHP Neil Ramirez was activated from the 15-day DL. RHP Jacob Turner was added to the 25-man roster and LHP Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the 25-man roster to activate both Ramirez and Turner, RHP Brian […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Designate Ryan Kalish for Assignment, RHP Jacob Turner added to 40-Man Roster

The Cubs designated OF Ryan Kalish for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for RHP Jacob Turner. When Kalish was removed from Iowa’s game Thursday night and replaced with Brett Jackson it was obvious he was involved to some degree in the acquisition of Jacob Turner.

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