From the Wire: Cubs Claim LHP Edgar Olmos Off Waivers from Orioles, Release INF Brendan Ryan

The Cubs announced two roster moves Wednesday. LHP Edgar Olmos was claimed off waivers from the Orioles. To make room on the 40-man roster, INF Brendan Ryan was released. The Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 40-players. LHP Edgar Olmos makes a return to the Cubs after he was claimed off waivers for the second […]

Cubs Sign LHP Luis Cruz and LHP Scott Barnes to Minor League Contracts

The Cubs signed two more lefties to minor league contracts. According to Baseball America, the Cubs have inked LHP Luis Cruz and LHP Scott Barnes to minor league deals. Baseball America also confirmed the Cubs signed RHP Stephen Fife to a minor league contract. Luis Cruz, 25, was selected in the ninth round of the 2008 […]

Cubs Re-Sign LHP Jack Leathersich to a Minor League Contract

The Cubs re-signed LHP Jack Leathersich to a minor league contract and he is scheduled to report to Mesa next month to continue his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Leathersich was claimed off waivers from the Mets on Nov. 19. The Cubs did not tender the lefty a contract for next season and he elected […]

Cubs Sign OF Juan Perez and OF Kelly Dugan to Minor League Contracts

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs signed OF Juan Perez and OF Kelly Dugan to minor league contracts. Juan Perez, 29, has been in the Giants organization since he was selected in the 13th round of the 2008 draft. Perez saw time last season with Triple-A Sacramento, High-A San Jose and the […]

Cubs Reportedly Sign RHP Brandon Gomes to Minor League Contract

According to a report from The Herald News, the Cubs signed RHP Brandon Gomes to a minor league contract. Gomes received a non-roster invite to Spring Training. Brandon Gomes, 31, has spent all five years of his big league career with the Tampa Bay Rays. Gomes appeared in 63 games for the Rays last season […]

Cubs Name John Baker Baseball Operations Assistant

John Baker is back with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs announced Thursday afternoon that John Baker has been added to the front office as a baseball operations assistant. John Baker spent the 2014 season with the Cubs and provided the highlights in the most memorable game of the year. Baker was the winning pitcher in […]

From the Wire: Cubs Acquire INF Brendan Ryan from Yankees, DFA RHP Yoervis Medina

The Cubs finalized the trade with the Yankees. The Cubs acquired INF Brendan Ryan as the player to be named later in the deal that sent INF Starlin Castro to New York for RHP Adam Warren. At the time of the trade, multiple reports indicated Brendan Ryan would be the second player the Cubs received […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2016 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staffs Thursday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2016 season. Marty Peavy (Triple-A Iowa), Mark Johnson (Double-A Tennessee), Buddy Bailey (High-A Myrtle Beach), Jimmy Gonzalez (Low-A South Bend), Jesus Feliciano (Short-Season Eugene), Carmelo Martinez (Rookie Ball Mesa), Claudio Almonte […]

From the Wire: Cubs Sign OF Jason Heyward to Eight-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Tuesday and introduced OF Jason Heyward as the newest member of the Chicago Cubs. Jason Heyward will wear No. 22 and reportedly agreed to terms on an eight-year, $184 million contract that includes opt-outs after the third and fourth year.   According to Jon Heyman, the actual value of Heyward’s […]

From the Wire: Cubs Re-Sign RHP Trevor Cahill to One-Year Contract

The Cubs made it official Monday. The Cubs re-signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reports last week indicated Cahill signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract. With Trevor Cahill officially back with the Cubs, the 40-man roster stands at 39 players with one contract pending (Jason Heyward) […]