Garza Scheduled for Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza announced on his Twitter account that he will make a rehab start on Wednesday, May 1. Garza acknowledged he had a tiny setback but “everything is all good now.” Garza said that May 1 is his day. Garza participated in PFPs with the Smokies on Friday and apparently his long-toss session went well. […]

Garza Could Pitch Next Week … and Stewart Will Have to Earn a Starting Job

According to multiple reports, Matt Garza is feeling better and could make a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee next week. Garza was scratched from his scheduled rehab start with the Smokies on Wednesday due to what the Cubs described as a “dead arm.” Garza stayed in Tennessee and was to be re-examined on Thursday. Reportedly […]

Sveum Talks Accountability and Other Cubs News and Notes

Prior to Monday’s game with the Reds, Dale Sveum was asked about the comments he reportedly made on Sunday about Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro. As it appeared on Sunday, Sveum’s comments about Rizzo and Castro possibility being sent down to Iowa were misunderstood. Dale Sveum explained that everyone on the team is accountable, including […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/13

The talk of the system is the Tennessee Smokies, who lead their division and are the first Cubs affiliate to win ten games. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara has exploded onto the scene, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha have been steady. While dodging bad weather, Kane County seems to now have their offense in gear as […]

The Roster Shuffle Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs made more changes to their big league roster on Friday. The Cubs added outfielder Julio Borbon to the mix after they claimed him off waivers from the Rangers. To make room on the 40-man and active roster, Alberto Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Borbon arrived at Miller Park on Friday night and was […]

Cubs Change Plans on Garza’s Rehab and Other News and Notes

Matt Garza’s rehab start in Geneva on Friday night has been cancelled. The Cubs announced on Thursday that due to the weather and concerns with field conditions, Garza will not pitch for the Kane County Cougars but will instead make the trip to Milwaukee and throw a simulated game. If all goes as expected on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/13

The horrid Midwest weather has played havoc with the schedule for Kane County, as it was only dry enough for them to split a doubleheader. Daytona evened their record thanks to the bats of John Andreoli and Stephen Bruno. The two hottest players in the Cubs’ minor leagues are Jae-Hoon Ha and Rubi Silva, with […]

The Cubs Have Underperformed and Other News and Notes

The Cubs made changes to their bench and bullpen on Tuesday. The Cubs added Kameron Loe and Kevin Gregg to the pen while Cody Ransom was claimed off waivers from the Padres and will take the place of the DFA’d Brent Lillibridge. The front office also designated Hisanori Takahashi for assignment leaving James Russell as […]

Matt Garza’s Future and Other Cubs News and Notes

Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that Matt Garza is making progress in his rehab from a strained left lat, and Garza is on target to return sometime in May. Once Garza is healthy enough to pitch, the Cubs will have to make a decision … trade him prior to the deadline for the right package […]

Cubs Place Fujikawa on the DL and Other News and Notes

The Cubs placed Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day DL prior to Saturday’s game with a muscle strain in his right forearm. The Cubs quickly clarified Fujikawa’s elbow is fine that the injury is to the muscle in his forearm. The Cubs recalled Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa to fill Fujikawa’s spot in the bullpen. Dale […]