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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Cubs and Double-A Tennessee Announce Four-Year Player Development Contract Extension

The Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Smokies announced Wednesday a contract extension that will keep the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in East Tennessee through the 2018 season. Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, was at Smokies Park Wednesday afternoon for the announcement of the four-year extension. Randy Boyd, the Smokies […]

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Cubs Sign First Round Draft Pick Kyle Schwarber

The Cubs will make it official Wednesday the team has signed first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber and the Cubs have reportedly agreed to a signing bonus of $3.125 million, which is $1,496,200 under-slot. With Kyle Schwarber ($3.125 million) and Mark Zagunis ($615,000) signing under-slot deals, the Cubs can use the $1,596,100 on other […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Release RHP Jose Veras

Seven days after designating RHP Jose Veras for assignment, the Cubs cut ties with Veras and released the veteran reliever. Jose Veras signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in the off-season for $4 million in guaranteed money that included a team option for 2015. Veras’ contract called for him to be paid $3.85 million […]

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