From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Carlos Gutierrez from Twins, DFA Anthony Recker

The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins on Wednesday and to make room on the 40-man roster, designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment. The Twins selected Carlos Gutierrez with their first pick (27th overall) in the 2008 draft.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/12

Entering the final week of the minor league season has different meanings at each level. For the players in Iowa, such as Greg Rohan and Dave Sappelt, it means their last chance to make an impression and hope for a September call-up to the big leagues. In Boise and Arizona, players like Stephen Bruno, Jeimer […]

From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Anthony Recker from A’s, DFA Scott Maine

The Cubs and Oakland A’s swapped minor league catchers on Monday. The Cubs traded Blake Lalli to the Oakland A’s for catcher Anthony Recker. The Cubs designated Lalli for assignment on August 23 to make room on the 40-man roster for RHP Miguel Socolovich. Lalli cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Iowa. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/27/12

There looks to be some excitement down the stretch as the minor leagues enter the last week of play. Boise has clinched the second half pennant thanks to players such as Gioskar Amaya, Stephen Bruno, Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Tayler Scott, and Dan Vogelbach. Peoria is charging to the finish line on the bat of […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 08/26/12

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six: Cubs (48-77) vs. Rockies (51-74) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (0-9, 6.88/1.53) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (1-3, 6.16/-.–) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Rockies square off in the rubber match of […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Miguel Socolovich Off Waivers from Orioles, DFA Blake Lalli

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. To make room on the 40-man roster, Blake Lalli was designated for assignment. The Cubs have only two catchers remaining on the 40-man roster, Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo. The Cubs optioned Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Iowa.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/12

Playoffs??!! Are you kidding ME??!! Apparently, no, as both Boise and the AZL Cubs have the post season in their sights. Boise has the post-season on their minds for their second consecutive season as they ride the Northwest League’s leading hitter Stephen Bruno, along with Gioskar Amaya, Dan Vogelbach, Albert Almora, and Jeimer Candelario providing […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/20/12

Things continue to look good from the ground up in the minor league system and Iowa surprised by winning three out of four to end the week as Dave Sappelt appears to have his eye on the big league club in September. Boise has stayed in the lead in the second half of the season […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/16/12

Changes appear to be in the air for the minor league system, as Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita was fired on Wednesday afternoon. Long deserved promotions for pitcher Austin Kirk and outfielder Rubi Silva have finally happened, while Yoannis Negrin, Willengton Cruz, and Jacob Rogers also received a bump up in level. Tennessee […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/12

Progress continues to inch along in the Cubs’ system, with the lower minor league teams showing the most improvement. Boise has moved into first place in the second half as leading hitters Gioskar Amaya, Stephen Bruno, and Dan Vogelbach have stabilized the offense. Shortstop Tim Saunders has tightened up the defense in Peoria, to the […]