Garza Completes Third Rehab Start, Next Up is Iowa

Matt Garza completed his third rehab start on Saturday afternoon. Garza started for the Smokies, his second start for the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in his three outings. Garza was not as sharp as he was in his previous start last Monday for Iowa but he was able to get his work in and is scheduled […]

Ian Stewart’s Future with the Cubs Appears in Doubt

The Cubs might have finally had enough and moved on from Ian Stewart. According to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs have lost patience with Stewart and “it’s hard to picture how he ever gets back into the team’s plans again.” This comes in the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that Ian Stewart had cleared […]

From the Wire … Ian Stewart Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs outrighted Ian Stewart to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. Stewart cleared waivers and was removed from the Cubs 40-man roster. Stewart has been outrighted to Triple-A Iowa and will have to remain with the I-Cubs in order to receive the $2 million contract he signed with the Cubs in the […]

Garza Successful in Second Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza completed his second rehab start on Monday and it went very well. Garza allowed one run (after he left the game) on four hits with three strikeouts and no walks in 3 1/3 innings. Garza threw 54 pitches, 37 strikes, and was consistently in the low-mid 90s (92-94) with his fastball. Garza had […]

From the Wire … Cubs Activate Stewart from DL, Option to Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs activated Ian Stewart from the 15-day DL on Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. Stewart has struggled during his rehab assignment with Iowa that expired on Friday. In 13 games with Iowa, Ian Stewart is 4-for-44 with eight walks, one double, five runs scored, five RBI, 16 strikeouts and four […]

Garza Ready for Second Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza returned to Chicago on Thursday following his first rehab start with the Smokies on Wednesday afternoon. Garza said he feels great and is really looking forward to his second rehab start, which will be Monday with the Iowa Cubs. The Cubs would like Garza to complete at least three more minor league rehab […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/13

Matt Garza completed his first rehab start Wednesday with the Smokies. While Tennessee lost the rain-shortened game, Garza threw 42 pitches, 25 strikes, in 2.2 IP. Garza walked two batters and gave up a hit and run in his first game action since last July. Garza is expected to make his second rehab start on Monday […]

Stewart Not Ready to Return and Other Cubs Notes

Ian Stewart told the Des Moines Register on Tuesday that he does not think he is ready to return to the Cubs. Stewart explained that he needs more time after struggling over 12 rehab games with Iowa. But the problem is that position players are allowed only 20 days on a single rehab assignment which […]

Baez Honored, Soler Sits, Almora Begins Rehab and Other Cubs Notes

The top prospect in the Cubs’ system was named player of the week in the Florida State League. After a slow start, Javier Baez has heated up. Baez was named the FSL’s Player of the Week after hitting .435 with two home runs, two doubles, six RBI and five runs scored. Baez is hitting .265/.299/.520/.819 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Marlins – 04/28/13

Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (9-14) vs. Marlins (5-19) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – Marlins Park, Miami Carlos Villanueva (1-0, 1.53/0.75) vs. Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 3.81/1.27) The Cubs wrap-up their 10-game road trip (4-5) this afternoon with a chance at a .500 […]