From the Wire: Cubs Place Pedro Strop on 15-Day DL, Recall Zac Rosscup from Iowa

As expected, the Cubs placed reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day DL on Wednesday afternoon with a left groin strain. Strop left Tuesday night’s game in the ninth inning after aggravating the injury that occurred five days earlier. Strop was trying to avoid the disabled list but will now sidelined for three to four weeks […]

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Pedro Strop to Undergo MRI on Wednesday, DL Trip Likely for Cubs Reliever

And the hits just keep on coming for the Chicago Cubs. Pedro Strop left Tuesday night’s game in the ninth inning with an apparent injury. After making the second pitch of the at bat to Alejandro De Aza, Welington Castillo noticed something was wrong with Strop and motioned to the bench as he made his […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/01/14

The inclement weather that is effecting the entire country took its toll on the Cubs minor league teams this week, as Iowa lost two games due to the weather while Kane County had one of theirs postponed. In the games that were played, both Iowa and Kane County maintained their first place leads due to […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/28/14

Winning streaks were in vogue throughout the minor league system as Iowa has won five straight thanks to the pitching of Tsuyoshi Wada and Chris Rusin and the hitting of Arismendy Alcantara. Tennessee struggled but ended their weekend on a high note as Pierce Johnson, Hunter Cervenka, and Armando Rivero one-hit Huntsville. Daytona are winners […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/24/14

Game Twenty-One – Cubs (7-13) vs. Diamondbacks (6-18) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (1-1, 5.40/1.85/3.35) vs. Mike Bolsinger (0-1, 10.29/2.29/3.89) Weather permitting … The Cubs will try to put Wednesday’s loss behind them and […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Ruggiano on DL, Recall Ramirez and Rosscup, Option Parker to Iowa

The Cubs roster shuffle continued on Thursday morning. As expected, Justin Ruggiano was placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring tear. Instead of calling up a position player to take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Cubs have decided to have a 13-man pitching staff for a while. The Cubs recalled RHP […]

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Cubs Hammel Out a Win Over the D-Backs – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2

Game Nineteen: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-4) Save – None Jason Hammel turned in another excellent outing and quality start on Tuesday night as the Cubs posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Cubs scored eight of their nine runs on Tuesday night […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/14/14

Week two saw some fancy pitching in Iowa as Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada helped the I-Cubs to a winning record. Tennessee even their record thanks to clutch hitting by Stephen Bruno and Wes Darvill. But times remain tough in Daytona as Saturday’s 7-1 romp was their only bright spot. Kane County took advantage of […]

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Another Poor Outing from Edwin Jackson, Another Loss for the Cubs – Cardinals 6, Cubs 4

Game Twelve: Cubs 4, Cardinals 6 WP – Michael Wacha (2-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (4) The Cubs needed for the good Edwin Jackson to show up on Sunday. Rick Renteria received the exact opposite before rain delayed the game for 46 minutes in the third inning. Edwin Jackson settled down […]

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Closer By Committee, the Roster Shuffle and Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria announced prior to Saturday’s game that Jose Veras would not be closing games for the Cubs, at least for now. Jose Veras carried a rough spring into the regular season and simply cannot throw enough strikes to close games. Veras has never been known for his command, but he has not struggled to […]

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