The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Smooth at Short, Slugging at the Plate and Other Cubs News

Addison Russell has shown steady improvement since he made his Major League debut on April 21. Russell learned how to play second base in the big leagues before making the permanent move to shortstop on Aug. 7. The 21-year old rookie shortstop is helping the Cubs win games with his glove and bat. Anyone that […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Four One-Game Winning Streaks, Big Flies Galore, Awards and Roster Moves

It was a very good Labor Day weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks at Wrigley before hitting the road and winning game one in St. Louis behind Dan Haren. Joe Maddon wants his team focused on one day and one game at a time. And he would […]

Fowler, Russell Ignite Cubs Offense, Haren Shuts Out the Cardinals – Cubs 9, Cardinals 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six – Cubs 9, Cardinals 0 WP – Dan Haren (9-9) LP – Lance Lynn (11-9) Save – None Dexter Fowler homered to start the game and drove in the first three runs. Anthony Rizzo and Miguel Montero plated a pair of runs in the third and Addison Russell smacked a three-run […]

From the Wire: Cubs Recall RHP Carl Edwards Jr. and LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs added to relievers to the active roster Monday morning. The Cubs recalled RHP Carl Edwards Jr. and LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. Edwards Jr. will wear No. 6 and is expected at Busch Stadium before first pitch on Monday. The Cubs active roster now stands at 32 players, 16 pitchers (five starters, […]

The Daily CCO: Eleven Days in September, No Innings Limit on Arrieta, Albert Almora Jr. and Other Cubs News

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs hit the road following Sunday’s sweep of the Diamondbacks and were in St. Louis by the time the Pirates finished off the weekend series against the Cardinals with a 7-1 win. Joe Maddon’s team opens its longest road trip of the year Monday afternoon with the first of three in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/07/15

Happy Labor Day! The traditional last day of the minor league season will see us back where we started as Eugene completed their season falling one game short of the playoffs despite the hot hitting of P.J. Higgins. Both Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are creating a buzz as Willson Contreras could take home a batting […]

White Sox Claim INF Mike Olt off Waivers from the Cubs

The White Sox announced Saturday afternoon the team claimed INF Mike Olt off waivers from the Cubs. Olt was designated for assignment on Aug. 31 to open a spot on the 40-man roster for OF Austin Jackson. Mike Olt began the season on the Cubs roster and was at third base on Opening Night against […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have Nats in the Rearview Mirror, Kyle Schwarber Update, Javier Baez and Other News

With the Cubs winning the opener against the Diamondbacks in the first big league game of the day, Friday night became all about scoreboard watching. And the Cubs have a new team looking up at them in the NL Wild Card race. The Nationals jumped over the Giants with a 5-2 win over the Braves. […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Improve Standing in Wild Card Race, Bryant More Time in the Outfield? And Other News

The Cubs did not throw a ball or swing a bat Thursday and yet gained ground on the Pirates while the Giants slipped a little further back of the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race. The Pirates lost for the fourth day in a row at Miller Park as the Brewer completed the four-game […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/15

The week ended in extremes as Eugene held on to a first place lead with big pitching performances from Justin Steele and Oscar De La Cruz. South Bend’s reshuffled line-up produced a blow out win and a big game from Angelo Amendolare. Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are the home of two hitting leaders as Chesny […]