From the Wire … Cubs Activate DeJesus from the DL, Option Sappelt to Iowa

As expected, the Cubs activated David DeJesus from the 15-day DL on Wednesday and optioned Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs had planned to send Junior Lake back down when DeJesus was ready to come off the DL but Lake has earned the right to stay in the big leagues.

Epstein and Hoyer Meet with Alfonso Soriano and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Here is what is known. The Cubs are trying to trade Alfonso Soriano and both Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer flew to Phoenix and met with Soriano on Tuesday night to go over his options. While the reports vary on the discussions the Cubs have had with the Yankees about their interest in Alfonso Soriano, […]

Diamondbacks Hammer Wood and the Cubs – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 10

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 10 WP – Patrick Corbin (12-1) LP – Travis Wood (6-7) Save – None The Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning before the Diamondbacks turned on the offense and knocked Travis Wood out of the game with two outs in the sixth inning. Arizona scored three […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 07/23/13

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs (44-53) vs. Diamondbacks (51-48) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Travis Wood (6-6, 2.79/1.04) vs. Patrick Corbin (11-1, 2.35/1.00) The Cubs will try to make it two in a row over the Diamondbacks tonight behind […]

Cubs to Discuss Options with Alfonso Soriano

The report the Cubs were close on a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees that surfaced early Tuesday morning was premature according to Jed Hoyer. Hoyer discussed the Soriano trade rumor during an interview on MLB Network Radio (XM Radio) with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on Power Alley. Hoyer said when […]

Report: Cubs Close to Sending Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees

According to a report CBS Sports citing the New York Post as the source, the Cubs are closing in on a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees. According to the report from the Post, the Cubs would receive a mid-level prospect for Soriano. The Cubs would pick up a majority […]

Oh What a Night for Junior Lake – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 WP – Chris Rusin (1-0) LP – Tyler Skaggs (2-2) Save – Kevin Gregg (19) The Cubs started the four-game series in Phoenix on a positive note with a solid win over the Diamondbacks. Chris Rusin picked up the victory with an impressive outing after being recalled to […]

Matt Garza is Still on the Cubs Roster and Other News and Rumors

As far as Dale Sveum is concerned Matt Garza will be starting for the Cubs on Monday night in Phoenix. But does the front office have other plans? After the deal with Texas that would have reportedly sent Matt Garza and another Cubs’ player, believed to be James Russell, to the Rangers for four prospects […]

Cubs Walk Away Empty-Handed – Cubs 3, Rockies 4

Game Ninety-Six – Cubs 3, Rockies 4 WP – Tyler Chatwood (6-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-11) Save – Rex Brothers (5) The Cubs dropped the series and season finale to the Rockies on Sunday afternoon. Edwin Jackson put together a quality start but the only two walks he issued both scored in the sixth […]

Carlos Villanueva and the Commandless Cubs – Cubs 3, Rockies 9

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs 3, Rockies 9 WP – Juan Nicasio (6-9) LP – Carlos Villanueva (2-6) Save – None Carlos Villanueva and the Cubs’ pitching staff had a bad night in Denver and the Cubs dropped the second game of the series to the Rockies. A 35 mph wind played havoc in the early […]