Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/14

The future looked a little brighter in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week as Kris Bryant had a two-homer game. Unsung heroes John Andreoli and Bijan Rademacher continued to impress, while Josh Vitters homered in four straight games. Arodys Vizcaino made is Double-A debut in a blowout win for the Smokies on […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Pedro Strop on 15-Day DL, Recall Zac Rosscup from Iowa

As expected, the Cubs placed reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day DL on Wednesday afternoon with a left groin strain. Strop left Tuesday night’s game in the ninth inning after aggravating the injury that occurred five days earlier. Strop was trying to avoid the disabled list but will now sidelined for three to four weeks […]

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Chris Rusin Tosses a No-No for the Iowa Cubs

LHP Chris Rusin made history on Wednesday afternoon in New Orleans when he threw the first no-hitter for the Iowa Cubs in nearly 30 years. Iowa beat New Orleans 3-0. Chris Rusin walked two batters and struck out three on 118 pitches, 72 for strikes, in nine innings. Rusin became only the second pitcher to […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/05/14

Chicagoland has a new baseball power, and its name is the Kane County Cougars. The Cougars completed a weekend sweep and raised their record to a Midwest League best 21-9! It has been a total team effort for the Cougars with Jacob Hannemann, Jordan Hankins, and Will Remillard providing the highlights on offense and the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/28/14

Winning streaks were in vogue throughout the minor league system as Iowa has won five straight thanks to the pitching of Tsuyoshi Wada and Chris Rusin and the hitting of Arismendy Alcantara. Tennessee struggled but ended their weekend on a high note as Pierce Johnson, Hunter Cervenka, and Armando Rivero one-hit Huntsville. Daytona are winners […]

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Cubs Shuffle the Pen, Another Start for Villanueva and Other News and Notes

The Cubs bullpen shuffle continued Saturday when the team placed Jose Veras on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. The Cubs recalled RHP Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa to take Veras’ spot in the eight-man bullpen. The Cubs have made five roster moves with the bullpen since Thursday and will make two more […]

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Veras Day-to-Day, A Tune-Up for Arrieta and Other Cubs News and Notes

Prior to Friday night’s opener in Milwaukee, the Cubs announced Jose Veras is dealing with a sore left oblique. Veras is listed as day-to-day right now. The Cubs have been working with a short bullpen due to Veras’ struggles and that is one of the reasons the team decided to have a 13-man pitching staff […]

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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 Ramblings from the Scoreless Bronx

Hello again, everybody. It was another rough week for the Northsiders in what is bound to turn into many, many, and many more rough weeks for this team. I have some observations and truths to share with you below. I will try to keep it lighthearted, but some things just need to be said. With […]

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Closer By Committee, the Roster Shuffle and Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria announced prior to Saturday’s game that Jose Veras would not be closing games for the Cubs, at least for now. Jose Veras carried a rough spring into the regular season and simply cannot throw enough strikes to close games. Veras has never been known for his command, but he has not struggled to […]

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