Neil Ramirez, Felix Doubront Updates and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Neil Ramirez began a rehab assignment Wednesday night with the AZL Cubs. Ramirez threw two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit with a walk and a strikeout. Ramirez was placed on the 15-day DL July 29, retroactive to July 26, with triceps soreness after the team tried to option […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/07/14

Iowa moved back into first place behind two excellent pitching performances from Eric Jokisch and Dan Straily and the big bats of Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Mike Olt. Tennessee picked up two wins with Addison Russell staying hot at the plate and Felix Pena delivering a shutout performance. Kane County just keeps putting wins […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs made two roster moves Tuesday prior to the opener of the three-game series at Coors Field. The Cubs selected the contract of INF Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and placed him on the 25-man active roster. Javier Baez is in the Cubs starting lineup for Tuesday night. […]

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Dodgers Hanley the Cubs Another Extra Innings Loss – Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred-Nine: Cubs 2, Dodgers 5 – 12 innings WP – Jamey Wright (4-2) LP – Blake Parker (1-1) Save – None It took extra innings for the third time in five days to decide the outcome of a Cubs game. And for the second time the Cubs ended up on the losing end […]

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Hendricks Stars in Cubs Win Over the Dodgers – Cubs 8, Dodgers 2

Game One Hundred-Eight: Cubs 8, Dodgers 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (2-1) LP – Dan Haren (8-9) Save – None Kyle Hendricks returned to Los Angeles and beat his hometown team Friday night. Hendricks limited the Dodgers to two runs, one earned, on four hits while collecting two hits of his own and driving in […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up INF Chris Valaika and RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced three roster moves Friday afternoon. The Cubs added LHP Felix Doubront to the 25-man roster and officially placed him on the 15-day DL. To take Doubront’s spot on the roster, the Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. Parker was optioned to Iowa prior to Wednesday’s game in order to create […]

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Felix Doubront Placed on the 15-Day DL and Cubs Roster News

The Cubs announced the acquisition of LHP Felix Doubront Thursday from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash. The Cubs are expected to send a player to Boston for the southpaw and the two teams will complete the trade after the Rule 5 Draft in December. Felix Doubront was […]

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John Baker Takes Home the Win in the Longest Game in Cubs History – Cubs 4, Rockies 3

Game One Hundred-Five: Cubs 4, Rockies 3 – 16 innings WP – John Baker (1-0) LP – Tyler Matzek (2-5) Save – None In what turned out to be the longest game in franchise history, John Baker faced the minimum in the 16th inning, walked to lead off the home half and scored the winning run […]

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Cubs Bullpen Bows to the Cardinals – Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred-Two: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Randy Choate (2-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (31) Jake Arrieta settled down after giving up two runs in the first inning and Nate Schierholtz tied the game at two in the sixth with a pinch-hit home run. But James Russell and […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option RHP Neil Ramirez to Iowa, Recall RHP Blake Parker

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned RHP Neil Ramirez to Iowa and have recalled RHP Blake Parker. The Cubs reportedly would like to give Ramirez a breather and his demotion is not performance based. Neil Ramirez began the year in the minors, the team has already used one of his minor league options for […]

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