Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Cubs Announced Justin Ruggiano Out for the Season, Updates Provided on Ryan Sweeney and Edwin Jackson

The Cubs announced Friday that Justin Ruggiano had season ending arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. Ruggiano was placed on the DL Aug. 27 retroactive to Aug. 23 and he recently saw a specialist in Dallas about discomfort in the ankle.

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Cubs and Braves Might Have Discussed More Than Swapping Edwin Jackson and B.J. Upton

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution provided a little clarity on the swap of bad contracts the Cubs and Braves reportedly discussed that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. According to the report, the Braves will try to trade B.J. Upton and the three years left on his contract during […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Sweep of a Good Weekend and Other News and Notes

The Cubs completed arguably its best three game series in four-plus seasons, and not because the Cubs swept the Orioles, but the way the team played. The Cubs received two outstanding starts, the bullpen did not allow a single run in three games and preserved two one-run leads. The staff held the Orioles to four […]

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Report: Cubs Discussed Trading Edwin Jackson for B.J. Upton, May Rekindle Talks in the Off-Season

According to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Cubs and Braves discussed a deal that would have sent Edwin Jackson to Atlanta for B.J. Upton. Nightengale reported the two teams talked about the swap in July but the two sides “weren’t close to agreeing to a deal.” Nightengale added to stay tuned because […]

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The Daily CCO: Roster Moves, Starting Rotation, Edwin Jackson and Other Cubs News

The Cubs made four changes to the roster prior to Thursday’s game with the biggest move placing Edwin Jackson on the 15-day DL with a right lat strain. The Cubs filled Jackson’s spot on the active roster with LHP Zac Rosscup, a lefty reliever that should see an extended look down the stretch. Utilityman Logan […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 08/21/14 – Suspended Game

Game One Hundred Twenty-Five – Cubs (54-71) vs. Giants (66-58) Game Time – 4:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jacob Turner (4-7, 5.97/1.65/2.28) vs. Yusmeiro Petit (3-3, 3.89/1.11/3.02) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Giants will try to play a […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Edwin Jackson on 15-Day DL, Recall Logan Watkins, Zac Rosscup from Iowa

The Cubs announced four roster moves Thursday afternoon. Edwin Jackson was placed on the disabled list and LHP Zac Rosscup was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take his spot in the roster. The Cubs recalled Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa to fill Starlin Castro’s spot on the active roster. Starlin Castro was officially placed on […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Might Move Edwin Jackson to the Bullpen and Other News

Edwin Jackson had another bad outing Wednesday and according to multiple reports he could have lost his spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the year, and while he did not make any excuses for another poor outing, according to the Sun-Times […]

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