From the Wire … Cubs Release Ian Stewart

The Cubs announced on Tuesday that the team cut ties with third baseman Ian Stewart. The team suspended Stewart for 10-games two weeks ago in response to the comments he made about the organization on Twitter. The Cubs used the loyalty clause in his contract as a way to discipline Stewart for his actions. Stewart’s […]

Report: Cubs and Stewart Close to Parting Ways

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and Ian Stewart are close on a deal that would allow Stewart out of his contract. The Cubs signed Ian Stewart to a one-year, $2 million contract in the off-season and he was suspended without pay for 10 days following his comments on Twitter two weeks […]

Clevenger Suffers Setback … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Steve Clevenger had a slight setback on the day his minor league rehab assignment was due to end. Clevenger experienced tightness in his oblique area and will rest for a couple of days before being re-evaluated by the Cubs’ medical staff. Clevenger wasn’t the only injury down on the farm. The I-Cubs placed Brett Jackson […]

Cubs Have No Intention of Releasing Ian Stewart

Theo Epstein addressed the Ian Stewart situation on Thursday and said the team has no intention of releasing him from his contract. The Cubs suspended Stewart for 10 games without pay for derogatory comments he made about the organization on Twitter. Stewart is due to return to the Iowa Cubs on Saturday when the team […]

Ian Stewart Receives Ten-Game Suspension

The Cubs announced on Friday that Ian Stewart was suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the loyalty clause in his contract. Stewart started serving his suspension on Wednesday following the team announcing on Tuesday that he would be suspended for the statements he made on Twitter. Ian Stewart has since deleted his Twitter […]

Draft Update and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are signing the players they selected in last week’s draft and while only one signing has been confirmed by Baseball America, many of the players have already reported to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa … the first stop in their professional career. The Cubs are working on signing Kris Bryant and are hoping […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/13/13

All eyes seems to have turn to Daytona at the start of the week as Javier Baez looked to claim his spot as the top prospect in the system with a four home run night. The D-Cubs also showed off their speed by stealing ten straight bases in a doubleheader on Sunday. Kane County went […]

Cubs Suspend Ian Stewart Without Pay

Cubs Suspend Ian Stewart Without Pay Theo Epstein did not waste any time dealing with Ian Stewart in the wake of his comments on Twitter. The Cubs have suspended Ian Stewart without pay citing a violation to the loyalty clause in his contract. Stewart will miss a certain number of games that the team did […]

Stewart Faces Consequences for Comments on Twitter

Ian Stewart continues to make things difficult on himself and he could be facing a suspension and/or a fine for the comments he made on his Twitter account late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Jed Hoyer addressed the Stewart Twitter situation during an interview on The Score and the Cubs are not too thrilled […]

Javier Baez Hits Four Home Runs … and Other Cubs News and Notes

One of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had a very special night in Daytona on Monday. Javier Baez hit four home runs in as many at bats and drove in seven of the D-Cubs’ nine runs in Daytona’s 9-7 victory over Fort Myers. Javier Baez hit the four home runs off three different […]