Cubs Ready to Add Jake Arrieta to the Rotation and Other News and Notes

Before Monday night’s game in Cincinnati was postponed due to rain, the Cubs announced Jake Arrieta would be activated from the disabled list and start the finale of the three-game series against the Reds on Wednesday night. Once the rains washed out game one and made the Cubs trip to Cincinnati a two-game series, the […]

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Cubs Receive Good News on C.J. Edwards, MRI Reveals No Structural Damage in Shoulder

The Cubs received good news on Friday when an MRI on C.J. Edwards’ right shoulder revealed fatigue and inflammation, but no structural damage. According to multiple reports, C.J. Edwards will rest for two weeks before starting a throwing program. Edwards cut a scheduled bullpen session short on Wednesday after feeling discomfort in his right shoulder. […]

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Reports: Cubs Prospect C.J. Edwards Scheduled to Undergo an MRI

C.J. Edwards was in Chicago on Thursday to be examined by Dr. Stephen Gryzlo after cutting a bullpen session short due to discomfort in his shoulder. Reports indicated Thursday that Edwards was dealing with fatigue in his shoulder. According to a report from Patrick Mooney, Edwards felt tightness in his shoulder and after being examined […]

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Report: Cubs Prospect C.J. Edwards to Be Examined by Team Doctors

According to a report from the Sun-Times, C.J. Edwards left the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday “after experiencing discomfort in his shoulder during a scheduled side session.” Edwards will be examined by team doctors on Thursday in Chicago according to the report. The Sun-Times report added, “It is unclear how serious the injury is. Edwards did […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/21/14

Pitching was on center stage as Kane County’s Daury Torrez flirted with a perfect game while teammate Duane Underwood allowed only an unearned run in his second start.  Daytona’s tough-lock pitcher Felix Pena finally got some run support, but Ivan Pineyro could not say the same for Tennessee. C.J. Edwards picked up his first Double-A […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/14

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s article, Arismendy Alcantara comes close to hitting for the cycle, Carlos Penalver keeps on hitting, and Dustin Geiger leads all Cubs minor leaguers with four home runs. There were excellent pitching performances from Paul Blackburn, Jen-Ho Tseng, Jake Arrieta, and Kyle Hendricks. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/14

It was home opener week down on the farm as both Kane County and Tennessee won their first home games of the season. Jen-Ho Tseng made his debut while Gerardo Concepcion was very good in relief. C.J. Edwards was solid for the Smokies on Wednesday. But the big news from the middle of the week […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/07/14

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. Jacob Hannemann, Pin-Chieh Chen and Gioskar Amaya have started the season hot at the plate, while Tyler Skulina, Daury Torrez and Tayler Scott have sparkled on the mound. Albert Almora ended his 0-for start to the season in a big way on Saturday night. Almora went 5-for-6 […]

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Dan Vogelbach Tops the CCO’s Readers Poll

The votes were cast and have been counted and for the second year Dan Vogelbach was the top vote getter in the annual readers’ prospect poll. During Spring Training, the CCO asks our readers to vote on which ten players we should follow a little closer than others during the season and votes were received […]

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Bryant Homers, Soler to the DL, Edwards Debuts and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant has played two games this season and has two home runs for Double-A Tennessee. After launching his first longball of the year in his first at bat against Mat Latos on Thursday night, Bryant hit his second home run in the seventh inning of Friday night’s game. Bryant went 1-for-4 on Friday night […]

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