Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/29/15

Streaks were the big story to start the week as South Bend came off of All-Star break and extended their winning streak to five games thanks to Gleyber Torres. Winning four games in a row brought Eugene’s record even as Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ came up big. Both Tennessee and Iowa had modest two […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/15

The end of an exciting week saw three affiliates start the second half of their seasons as Tennessee got a big boost from catcher Taylor Davis. South Bend also started off with a win as Jason Vosler went deep. Iowa swept a doubleheader thanks to an excellent pitching performance by Carlos Pimentel and Eugene took […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of C Kyle Schwarber, Option RHP Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs made it official Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs selected the contract of C Kyle Schwarber from Double-A Tennessee, added him to the 40-man roster. Schwarber was called up and will be available for Tuesday’s game against the Indians. To make room on the active roster for Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs optioned RHP Brian Schlitter […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors, Draft Signings, Extra Innings and Walk-Off Wins

The Chicago Cubs had a long and very good weekend. Two of the three games with the Reds were decided in extra innings with a lengthy rain delay setting up the first of two walk-off wins. Starlin Castro drove in the winning run Saturday and again Sunday and received more praise from his skipper following […]


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Clutch Castro Comes Through Again – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Game Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Reds 1 – 11 innings WP – Brian Schlitter (1-2) LP – Burke Badenhop (0-2) Save – None For the second time in as many games, Starlin Castro delivered the game winning hit for the Cubs. Chris Coghlan doubled with one out in the 11th inning and scored when Castro smoked […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall RHP Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa, Option OF Junior Lake to Iowa

As expected, the Cubs made two roster moves prior to Sunday night’s game against the Reds. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster, OF Junior Lake was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The lack of innings from the starting staff over the past five days forced the Cubs […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/15

Success is building throughout the minor league system as first place Myrtle Beach was able to stop a losing streak on National Television with the help of Mark Zagunis. Both Iowa and Tennessee are in second place and hot on the heels of the front runners as Taylor Teagarden had a breakout game and Frank […]


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