Cubs 2015 Season Opener Moved to Sunday for MLB Opening Night

The Cubs announced Friday morning that Opening Day has been moved to Opening Night. The Cubs will kick off the 2015 Major League Baseball Season on Sunday night, April 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals on ESPN 2. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm CDT. The game will be televised exclusively on ESPN 2. With […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Claim RHP Donn Roach Off Waivers from the Padres

The Cubs added a right-handed pitcher to the 40-man roster Wednesday. The team claimed RHP Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Roach made his big league debut in 2014 and was 1-0 with a 4.75 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 4.75 FIP in 16 appearances, one start. At the big league level, Roach […]

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Josh Vitters Among Fifteen Cubs Minor League Free Agents

Fifteen players in the Cubs’ system have been granted free agency. Josh Vitters headlines the Cubs list of minor leaguers that have been granted free agency and are able to sign with another organization. The Cubs outrighted Josh Vitters off the 40-man roster on Oct. 31 and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs selected […]

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Joe Maddon: The Cubs are Going to Make the Playoffs Next Year

Joe Maddon won the press conference Monday. Now it’s up to the front office to give him a roster to win games with when the season starts. Maddon was energetic, articulate and took control of the room. Joe Maddon was in charge and showed why the front office wanted him to lead the Cubs when […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Ruggiano and Sweeney from 60-Day DL

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the team activated OF Justin Ruggiano and OF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day DL on Monday. With activating Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney and re-signing LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, the Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 37 players. The Cubs acquired Justin Ruggiano at the end of the Winter […]

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Cubs Sign Joe Maddon to a Five-Year Contract Through the 2019 Season

The Cubs made it official and named Joe Maddon the 54th manager in franchise history Monday. Maddon and the Cubs agreed to terms on a five-year contract that runs through the 2019 season. Terms of the deal were not released. Multiple reports have suggested Joe Maddon will receive $5 million a year (five-year, $25 million contract) […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract with LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Cubs announced Monday morning a one-year Major League contract with LHP Tsuyoshi Wada. Wada had a $5 million club option on the minor league deal he signed with the Cubs last off-season. Financial terms were not officially released but according to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs inked Wada to a one-year, $4 […]

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Cubs Exercise 2015 Option on RHP Jacob Turner

The Cubs announced Saturday the team picked up the $1 million option on RHP Jacob Turner for the 2015 as expected. The Cubs claimed Jacob Turner off waivers from the Marlins in early August and worked out a deal that sent RHP Jose Arias and RHP Tyler Bremer to Miami for the former first round […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Make It Official, Announce Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs announced Friday afternoon the team has hired Joe Maddon to be the 54th manager in franchise history. A press conference is scheduled for 2:00pm CST on Monday afternoon at the Cubby Bear due to the construction at Wrigley Field. Terms of the contract have not been released yet. The Cubs were expected to sign […]

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Gary Jones Not Returning as Cubs Third Base Coach

Shortly after Theo Epstein released the statement the Cubs had fired Rick Renteria, the Sun-Times reported third base coach Gary Jones would not be returning for the 2015 season. Gary Jones was one of two coaches on the Cubs staff that Rick Renteria brought in last year. Quality Assurance Coach, Jose Castro was the other […]

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