From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up INF Chris Valaika and RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced three roster moves Friday afternoon. The Cubs added LHP Felix Doubront to the 25-man roster and officially placed him on the 15-day DL. To take Doubront’s spot on the roster, the Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. Parker was optioned to Iowa prior to Wednesday’s game in order to create […]

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Rambling About the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. It is August 1, and I must say, I think Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had themselves quite a July. They added multiple players to the farm system’s top-20 list while promoting many of the big names to their respective next level. The dog days may begin in August, but Cubs fans […]

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Felix Doubront Placed on the 15-Day DL and Cubs Roster News

The Cubs announced the acquisition of LHP Felix Doubront Thursday from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash. The Cubs are expected to send a player to Boston for the southpaw and the two teams will complete the trade after the Rule 5 Draft in December. Felix Doubront was […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa, Option Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon LHP Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and is available out of the pen for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs recalled Rusin in order to add an arm to a bullpen that had to cover 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in relief of Edwin Jackson. Rick Renteria […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/21/14

Bombs Away! The Cubs’ minor league system went on a spat of home run hitting as 16 players hit a total of 20 homers over 20 minor league games. Iowa received “big flies” form Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, and Eli Whiteside. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Christian Villanueva went deep for […]

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

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall Beeler and Alcantara from Triple-A Iowa, Option Rusin to Iowa, Place Barney on Paternity List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa to make room on the active roster for RHP Dallas Beeler. Beeler is starting Wednesday night in Cincinnati in game four of the five-game set with the Reds. Arismendy Alcantara was officially recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Darwin Barney’s spot on the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Drawing Interest in James Russell and Wesley Wright

Teams are believed to be talking to the Cubs about both James Russell and Wesley Wright. Contending teams are always looking for ways to upgrade the bullpen, especially with left-handed relievers. While Russell and Wright did not fare too well in their most recent outings, both southpaws are having good seasons and are cost effective, […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Calling Up Alcantara and Other News and Notes

A not-so-good Tuesday for the Cubs ended on a positive note. After the Cubs could not hold off the Reds and ended up losing both games of the doubleheader, the team announced Darwin Barney would be placed on the paternity list in order to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. […]

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