Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/29/15

It was thrilling end of the week for the Cubs affiliates as Andrew Ely of South Bend experienced the pure adrenalin of an inside-the-park home run. Both Kyle Schwarber of Tennessee and Matt Szczur of Iowa had the exhilaration of a walk-off win. And Myrtle Beach had a doubleheader sweep thanks to the pitching of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy Null and Paul Blackburn. Meanwhile, Iowa used the big fly to take three in a row […]


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Cubs Designate LHP Phil Coke for Assignment

Updated 7:56pm CDT – According to the transaction page on Cubs.com, LHP Phil Coke was designated for assignment on Monday. RHP Brian Schlitter was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. RHP Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada was activated from the 15-day DL. The Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 38 players. According […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Now That Was a Good Homestand, Roster Moves, Minor Updates and Videos

The Cubs wrapped up the best seven-game stretch the franchise has seen since 2008 on Sunday, even with the loss to the Pirates in the finale. Sunday was frankly one of those games a team loses during a long season. After sweeping the Mets, the Cubs won a 12-inning game Friday afternoon with an unbelievable […]


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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Pirates 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 0, Pirates 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (3-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (4-4) Save – Mark Melancon (9) The Cubs managed only three hits over seven innings against A.J. Burnett. Jake Arrieta gave up one run in seven innings on a bloop double and a single. But on a day with […]


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Cubs Move Travis Wood to the Bullpen

The Cubs announced a decision to add an arm to the bullpen Saturday without saying a word. LHP Travis Wood started warming in the bullpen during the eighth inning and he was obviously doing more than just throwing his side session in between starts. Joe Maddon gave the ball to Wood for the ninth inning. […]


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Jon Lester Leads the Way, Cubs Win Sixth in a Row – Cubs 4, Pirates 1

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 4, Pirates 1 WP – Jon Lester (4-2) LP – Gerrit Cole (5-2) Save – Travis Wood (1) Jon Lester limited the Pirates to one run over seven innings and and outdueled Gerrit Cole. Joe Maddon pieced together a bullpen that had Travis Wood pitching the ninth inning. Starlin Castro drove […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall RHP Brian Schlitter, Option OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced Saturday afternoon the first of what will likely be several roster moves over the next two days and prior to the start of the road trip. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, to make room on the active roster OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs active, […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/15

The Cubs made their first round of roster moves as numerous players received new addresses. Billy McKinney doubled his pleasure of being promoted to Double-A Tennessee, while Andrew Ely walked in his season debut for South Bend. Meanwhile, Chesny Young had his first action for Myrtle Beach delayed. Iowa did not have any promotions, but […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/15

A Player-of-the-Year candidate has moved to the forefront as Billy McKinney of Myrtle Beach now leads the Carolina League in hitting and RBI, and is second in home runs, as the Pelicans have gained their 20th win of the season. South Bend has the most likely leader for Pitcher-of-the-Year as Jeremy Null improved his record […]


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