Manny Ramirez Added to Iowa Cubs Roster, Set to Join the Team Thursday in Colorado Springs

The Iowa Cubs announced Wednesday morning that Manny Ramirez has been added to the Iowa Cubs roster and will be activated in prior to Thursday’s doubleheader in Colorado Springs. OF Casper Wells was released to make room on Iowa’s roster for player-coach Manny Ramirez. Iowa plays five games in Colorado (doubleheader Thursday, single games Friday, […]

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Cubs Sign Draft Picks LHP Tommy Thorpe and RHP Ryan Williams

The Cubs have not made the signings official yet, but from all indications the team has signed eighth round draft pick (229th overall) LHP Tommy Thorpe and tenth round draft pick (289th overall) RHP Ryan Williams. LHP Tommy Thorpe signed an under-slot deal of $135,000 and RHP Ryan Williams signed for an under-slot bonus of $1,000. Both […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Select the Contract of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, Officially Option Wada to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada and added the southpaw to the 40-man roster. The Cubs officially optioned Tsuyoshi Wada to Iowa, where he has been pitching all season. Wada had an option in his contract that if the Cubs did not add him to the 40-man they […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Welington Castillo from DL, Eli Whiteside Designated for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs activated Welington Castillo from the disabled list Sunday morning. To make room for Castillo on the 25-man roster, Eli Whiteside was designated for assignment. Welington Castillo has been on the 15-day DL since June 3 with a left rib cage strain. The Cubs cleared a spot on the 40-man […]

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Cubs Sign RHP Jake Stinnett, RHP James Norwood and Announce Signings of Carson Sands and Justin Steele

Updated 8:08pm CDT – Friday, June 20 … The Cubs announced Thursday the signing of second round pick RHP Jake Stinnett, fourth round pick LHP Carson Sands, fifth round pick LHP Justin Steele and seventh round pick RHP James Norwood. The Cubs signed Stinnett to an under-slot bonus, as expected, for $1 million. The Cubs slot […]

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Cubs Promote RHP Arodys Vizcaino and RHP Armando Rivero to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs promoted two hard throwing relievers to Triple-A Iowa from Double-A Tennessee Wednesday. Arodys Vizcaino and Armando Rivero were promoted to Iowa and both relievers are expected to be added to Iowa’s roster Thursday.

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Cubs Promote Kris Bryant to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday morning Kris Bryant has been promoted from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. Kris Bryant broke the news of his promotion on his Twitter account and the team confirmed the promotion shortly after he thanked the Smokies for his time in Tennessee. Kris Bryant is expected to report Thursday to Iowa. The […]

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Cubs Agree to Terms with LHP Carson Sands, LHP Justin Steele and RHP Jordan Brink

According to reports from John Manuel and Jim Callis, the Cubs have agreed to terms with fourth round draft pick LHP Carson Sands, fifth round pick LHP Justin Steele and 11th round pick RHP Jordan Brink. John Manuel reported the Cubs signed Carson Sands for $1.1 million, which would be $619,000 above the slot allotment of […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Bonifacio on the 15-Day DL, Activate Ryan Sweeney

As expected, the Cubs placed Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list Friday and activated Ryan Sweeney from the DL to take Bonifacio’s spot on the active roster. Emilio Bonifacio was placed on the DL with a strained rib cage muscle. Bonifacio had to be helped off the field Thursday after he collapsed in the […]

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Cubs Sign Yorvit Torrealba to a Minor League Deal

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have signed Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. The veteran catcher is at the Cubs’ facility in Mesa and there is not a timetable on when he will report to a minor league affiliate. Yorvit Torrealba was signed for catching depth and it will take him some time […]

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