Oldest Living Cub, Lennie Merullo Passes Away at the Age of 98

Lennie Merullo passed away Saturday at the age of 98. Merullo played for the Chicago Cubs from 1941-47 and finished his seven-year career in the big leagues with a .240/.291/.301 line with 92 doubles, eight triples and six home runs in 639 games. Merullo played all but one game at shortstop. Lennie Merullo was the […]


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Cubs Promote RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports Friday afternoon, the Cubs promoted RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa. One of the top pitching prospects in the organization was formally known by his nickname “C.J.” Edwards. Carl Edwards Jr. is on the Cubs’ 40-man roster and was on an optional assignment at Double-A Tennessee at the time of […]


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Ricketts Family Purchases Three Additional Rooftop Buildings

According to a report from the Tribune, citing Cook County property records as its source, the Ricketts family bought three more rooftop buildings. The Ricketts family, under Greystone Sheffield Holdings, purchased the buildings and the rooftop club businesses for an undisclosed amount. The family bought the properties located at 3637 N. Sheffield, 3617 N. Sheffield […]


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Cubs Announce Details for Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert July 9 at Metro

Theo Epstein’s Hot Stove Cool Music Heats Up with Special Guest “Headliner To Be Named Later” at Wrigleyville’s Metro on July 9 Tickets Go On-Sale, Friday May 22, at Noon Music and baseball will be in the same lineup again at Wrigleyville’s Metro, Thursday, July 9, when Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, […]


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Cubs Make-Up Game with Reds Scheduled for July 22

The Cubs announced Tuesday the game from April 25 against the Reds at Great American Ball Park that was rained out has been rescheduled. The Cubs and Reds will play a day-night doubleheader on July 22. Game one is scheduled to start at 11:35am CDT, game two has a first pitch slated for 5:10pm CDT. […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Junior Lake, Activate LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, Select Contract of OF/1B Mike Baxter

The Cubs announced three roster moves prior to Tuesday night’s game in San Diego. The Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. LHP Tsuyoshi Wada was activated from the 15-day DL. Wada is scheduled to start Wednesday. And the Cubs selected the contract of OF/1B Mike Baxter from Triple-A Iowa. Junior Lake and Mike […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire RHP Yoervis Medina from the Mariners for Welington Castillo

The Cubs announced Tuesday morning the team traded C Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for RHP Yoervis Medina. Yoervis Medina will report to Triple-A Iowa. Medina has a big arm with a rather concerning strikeout to walk rate for a reliever. Updated 11:05am CDT – According to Jeff Passan, the Cubs are sending Yoervis Medina […]


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Reports: Cubs Trade Welington Castillo to the Mariners

Updated 9:45am CDT – According to Mark Gonzales, the Cubs will receive a prospect for Castillo. Gonzales did not provide a name in his report. Welington Castillo is expected to be the back-up to  Mariners’ starting catcher Mike Zunino. According to multiple reports, the Cubs have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. Jeff Passan […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall RHP Brian Schlitter, Option OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced Saturday afternoon the first of what will likely be several roster moves over the next two days and prior to the start of the road trip. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, to make room on the active roster OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs active, […]


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Cubs Sign RHP Felipe Paulino to Minor League Contract

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed RHP Felipe Paulino to a minor league contract. Paulino was released by the Red Sox on March 31. The Cubs have not posted signing Paulino to the transactions page. Felipe Paulino made four relief appearances in the spring for the Red Sox. Paulino allowed one run on two […]


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