From the Wire … Cubs Option Eduardo Sanchez to Iowa, Add Thomas Neal to Active Roster

As expected, the Cubs added outfielder Thomas Neal to the 25-man roster on Tuesday. The Cubs claimed Neal off waivers from the Yankees on Monday and he will be available off the Cubs’ bench for the opener of the three-game series in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Eduardo Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make […]

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Cubs Do Not Get Good Wood – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Nine – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6 WP – Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-3) LP –Travis Wood (7-8) Save – None Friday afternoon was a struggle from the beginning and the Cubs lost what ended up being a long, ugly ballgame. The Cubs played a bad game. There were several misplayed balls in the outfield […]

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Cubs Can’t Slow Down the Dodgers – Cubs 4, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 6 WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-9) LP –Chris Rusin (1-1) Save – Kenley Jansen (15) The Cubs could not hold onto two different leads on Thursday night and dropped the opener of the four-game series. With Thursday’s victory, the Dodgers tied a franchise record that was set […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/13

All eyes were on the Cubs’ system this week after two trades added more inventory and talent to the organization. Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards were acquired in the Matt Garza deal with Texas and each player made their organizational debuts. Justin Grimm struggled in his first start while Mike Olt is 2-for-19 […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Call-up RHP Eduardo Sanchez

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the active roster. Sanchez will take the spot on the 25-man roster vacated by the trade of Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs will play with a short-bench for the next few days. The Cubs do not […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/13

“That’s Baseball” is usually the response when something out of the ordinary happens in the game we love, but even the most diehard fans couldn’t expect to see the declared tie Daytona experienced on Saturday. A slew of recently drafted pitchers have helped Boise to a seven game winning streak, while weather played havoc with […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/18/13

For the second straight week, four of the Cubs eight affiliates are in first place, and a fifth is in second place as both Iowa and Tennessee headed into their All-Star break. Iowa had marathon game on Sunday with a light’s out pitching performance from Jake Arrieta.  Boise saw the first start of second round […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/13

As the season moves into the second half, some stories remain the same. Kane County continues to struggle winning games while Tennessee and Daytona keep rolling along. Iowa is still hovering around .500, as are the AZL Cubs, but Boise found trouble winning north of the border. Pierce Johnson, Zach Cates and Matt Loosen led […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/11/13

While the Boise Hawks slipped a little last week, four of the Cubs’ eight affiliates have stayed in first place. Iowa used some offensive explosion from Luis Flores and Logan Watkins.  Boise saw the debut of second round draft pick Rob Zastryzny, while Kane County and Tennessee struggled. But the big news to end this […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/13

Nothing could overshadow the big news out of the minors to end this week as Javier Baez was promoted to Double-A Tennessee. Pierce Johnson had his best start with the D-Cubs that helped keep Daytona on track. There were a lot of moves throughout the system while Boise and Iowa kept struggling but Kane County […]

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