Ian Stewart Likely Out Until May

According to multiple reports, Ian Stewart will not begin a rehab assignment for at least two more weeks. Brent Lillibridge mentioned on Saturday morning during an interview on ESPN 1000, that he was told Stewart would be sidelined at least four more weeks. Ian Stewart should stay behind in Arizona until he is ready to […]

A Good Day for Rusin and the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 4, Indians 3

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Indians 3 WP – Chris Rusin (3-0) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) Save – Jensen Lewis (3) The Cubs topped the Indians in the third and final meeting of the spring with the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Chris Rusin and Michael Bowden pitched a combined seven innings of […]

Cubs Exploring All Options and Other News Bits

With only five games left in Arizona and seven games remaining on their practice schedule, the Cubs are exploring all options to fill the last two spots on the roster. It appears that 23 of the 25 spots on the Opening Day roster are filled, with only one spot in the pen and one spot […]

Cubs Scratch Out a Spring Training Win Over the Angels – Cubs 7, Angels 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-One – Cubs 7, Angels (ss) 6 WP – Carlos Marmol (1-0, BS 1) LP – Ernesto Frieri (1-1) Save – Rafael Dolis (1) The Cubs battled back from an early deficit and topped the Angels for the third time this spring on Saturday afternoon. Shawon Dunston Jr., up for the day […]

Only Two Spots Up for Grabs on the Cubs Opening Day Roster

With the fifth round of spring roster cuts in the rearview mirror, the Cubs have a couple of decisions to make over the next eight days. While the spring roster officially stands at 35 players, the Cubs really have only a handful of players to make a decision on. Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Ian Stewart […]

Rusin and Bogusevic Among Fifth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fifth round of spring roster cuts on Friday morning, and all but set the 25-man roster they will begin the season with on April 1 in Pittsburgh. Dave Sappelt has made the Opening Day roster and will begin the year as the Cubs’ fifth outfielder. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A […]

Samardzija Shaky on the Mound, Excellent at the Plate – Cubs 7, Mariners 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs (ss) 7, Mariners 4 WP – James Russell (1-0) LP – Erasmo Ramirez (2-1, BS 1) Save – Kyuji Fujikawa (1) After dropping game one to the Dodgers, the Cubs finished a long day of baseball with a victory over the Mariners in Peoria. The Cubs finished with a […]

Cubs Get a Pass Against the Rangers – Cubs 5, Rangers 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 5, Rangers 4 WP – Shawn Camp (1-0) LP – Johan Yan (0-1) Save – Blake Parker (2) The Cubs were able to squeak past the Rangers on Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park, and ended up splitting their spring games against Texas with Tuesday’s win. The difference in the […]

Baker Undergoes Precautionary MRI and Other Cubs News Bits

In case you’ve missed it, MRI’s are in style this spring … well, at least for the Cubs. As the Tribune reported, Dale Sveum joked the Cubs could save money by purchasing their own MRI machine. Two more players had MRI’s on Monday, Scott Baker and Ian Stewart. According to multiple reports, Scott Baker showed […]

Sappelt Powers Cubs Past the Padres in Peoria – Cubs 5, Padres 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 5, Padres 2 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-2) LP – Clayton Richard (1-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) The Cubs began the final two weeks of Spring Training with an efficient, clean victory over the Padres in Peoria. A Cubs’ travel squad topped the Friars for the second time […]