Two More Practice Games and Two More Decisions for the Cubs

The Cubs extended stay in Arizona came to an end on Thursday following the Cactus League finale against the Mariners. The team broke camp and departed for Houston. The Cubs have only two more exhibition games remaining on their spring schedule … and a couple of decisions to make. During Thursday’s telecast on Comcast SportsNet, […]

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Cubs Say Goodbye to HoHoKam – Cubs 4, Mariners 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 4, Mariners 6 WP – Lucas Luetge (1-0) LP – Hisanori Takahashi (1-2) Save – Tyler Burgoon (1) The Cubs wrapped up the Cactus League part of their Spring Training schedule with a loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon in the final home game at HoHoKam Park. […]

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Cory Wade Will Not Be on the Cubs Opening Day Roster and Other News Bits

While the spring roster moves are not official, the Cubs cut another player from the spring roster on Wednesday. The Cubs informed Cory Wade that he is no longer in the mix for the last spot in the bullpen. Even with the addition of Guillermo Moscoso, Hisanori Takahashi is considered the favorite to land the […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Guillermo Moscoso Off Waivers from Toronto

The Cubs added a reliever to the mix on Wednesday afternoon when they claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. According to multiple reports, Moscoso will compete with Hisanori Takahashi and Cory Wade for the final spot in the bullpen with only four Spring Training games remaining on the schedule. To […]

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Barring Late Moves, Cubs Opening Day Roster All But Set

The Cubs basically announced the seventh round of spring roster cuts on Tuesday when Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam were informed they would not be making the team out of camp. While the moves are not official, the Cubs have 32 players remaining on the Spring Training roster. The Cubs are watching the waiver wire, […]

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Nine in the Ninth – Cubs 1, Reds 11

Spring Training Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 1, Reds 11 WP – Johnny Cueto (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-1) Save – None Tuesday night’s Cactus League game was a well pitched game, on both sides, until the ninth inning. The Reds sent 14 batters to the plate in the ninth and scored nine times before […]

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Cubs Inform Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam No Longer in Mix for Opening Day Roster

While the spring roster cuts are not official, according to multiple reports the Cubs told Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam they are no longer in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Both players are expected to be re-assigned to minor league camp in the coming days.

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It’s Decision Time for the Cubs as Opening Day Nears

The Cubs extremely long stay in Arizona is just about over. The equipment truck leaves for Chicago on Wednesday and the team breaks camp after Thursday’s finale at HoHoKam Park … Opening Day is just around the corner. According to multiple reports, the Cubs might not finalize their Opening Day roster until Sunday. The Cubs […]

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Cubs Option Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced the sixth round of spring roster cuts on Sunday. As expected, the Cubs optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa. Dolis was eligible for a fourth minor league option year because he has five or fewer professional seasons under his belt and the Cubs had already used three options on him. The […]

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Cubs Exploring All Options and Other News Bits

With only five games left in Arizona and seven games remaining on their practice schedule, the Cubs are exploring all options to fill the last two spots on the roster. It appears that 23 of the 25 spots on the Opening Day roster are filled, with only one spot in the pen and one spot […]

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