Cubs Announce Arismendy Alcantara will Stay with the Team, Kyle Hendricks Optioned to Iowa

What was supposed to be a two-day taste of the big leagues has turned into a little more for Arismendy Alcantara. After the dust settled on the announcement that Anthony Rizzo won the fan vote and will join Starlin Castro on the National League All-Star team, the Cubs optioned RHP Kyle Hendricks to Iowa and […]

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Anthony Rizzo Wins Fan Vote, Joins Starlin Castro on the NL All-Star Team

Shortly after the Cubs fought back and beat the Reds Thursday afternoon, the announcement was made that Anthony Rizzo won the fan vote and will be joining Starlin Castro in Minneapolis for the All-Star Game. Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro will represent the Chicago Cubs in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday at Target Field.

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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up Kyle Hendricks, Option Dallas Beeler to Iowa

The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called Hendricks up to make his Major League debut Thursday in the finale of the five-game series with the Reds. Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for Kyle Hendricks. […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Jason McLeod to a Two-Year Contract Extension

According to a report from Scott Miller, the Cubs have extended the contract of Jason McLeod. Miller reported Wednesday afternoon that the Cubs and McLeod have added two years on to his contract. McLeod, along with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed five-year deals with the Cubs in the Fall of 2011 that expire at […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Meet Mayor’s Request to Change Wrigley Plans

The Cubs are scheduled to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field at the Landmarks Commission Thursday and according to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs have agreed to make further changes to the revised plan that was made at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Tribune reported the latest proposal […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall Beeler and Alcantara from Triple-A Iowa, Option Rusin to Iowa, Place Barney on Paternity List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa to make room on the active roster for RHP Dallas Beeler. Beeler is starting Wednesday night in Cincinnati in game four of the five-game set with the Reds. Arismendy Alcantara was officially recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Darwin Barney’s spot on the […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Encourages Cubs and Rooftops to Continue Negotiations

The Cubs are on the Landmarks Commission’s scheduled Thursday to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field. But the revised plans have met opposition from the neighborhood and the rooftop owners and according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the latest with Wrigley Field. Mayor Emanuel “encouraged” the Cubs and […]

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Cubs Place Darwin Barney on Paternity List, Calling Up Arismendy Alcantara to Fill Roster Spot

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list in order for him to leave the team to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. Barney is expected to miss the remaining two days of the series in Cincinnati. The Cubs announced Arismendy Alcantara will take […]

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Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija Named to NL All-Star Team, Anthony Rizzo Part of Final Vote

Starlin Castro will represent the Cubs in the Midsummer Classic at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15. Castro was named as a reserve on the National League All-Star team Sunday night. Jeff Samardzija was also named to the National League All-Star team. Samardzija is ineligible to play in the game after being traded to the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL from A’s for Samardzija and Hammel

The Cubs announced the blockbuster trade Saturday morning that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. With the subtractions of Samardzija and Hammel and the addition of RHP Dan Straily, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 39 players. The […]

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