Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/14

It was “Promotion Day” Wednesday as several prospects received word that they would be moving up a level. There was some activity leading up to the day, as RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua was promoted to Daytona, while RHP Ben Wells went to Kane County and RHP Dillon Maples reported to Boise. That set in motion […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/08/14

For those who might want to write off draftees Kyle Schwarber and Mark Zagunis as catching prospects, not so fast. The Cubs’ minor league developmental staff seems to have done a good job in coaching players at the catching position in the lower levels. Daytona’s Willson Contreras was converted to third base after the previous […]

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Cubs Minor League Roster Moves: RHP Joel Pineiro Released, Corey Black Placed on DL

The Cubs announced several roster moves throughout the system prior to the start of the draft. The Cubs released veteran RHP Joel Pineiro. The team signed Pineiro to a minor league contract in April. After spending longer than expected in extended Spring Training, Pineiro reported to Double-A Tennessee after C.J. Edwards ended up on the […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/25/14

Recent actions by the Cubs’ organization speak volumes, without directly saying anything, as to how they feel about the pitching staff at Daytona. With the starting rotation at Tennessee hit by injuries to right handers C.J. Edwards, Ivan Pineyro, and Pierce Johnson, along with Matt Loosen placed on the restricted list, they chose to sign […]

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Updates on Edwards and Tseng, Minor Signings and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jaron Madison, Cubs Farm Director, provided an update Thursday on C.J. Edwards. Madison said Edwards has begun a throwing program at the Cubs complex in Mesa and the Cubs are “shooting for around the All-Star break” for him to return. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, Edwards probably could have pitched through the fatigue […]

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Cubs Prospects Jorge Soler and Pierce Johnson Placed on Minor League Disabled List

According to a report from Smokies’ broadcaster Mick Gillispie, the Smokies placed OF Jorge Soler and RHP Pierce Johnson on the minor league 7-Day DL on Thursday afternoon. The Smokies placed Soler on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain after it was announced Wednesday that he would be spending time in Arizona rehabbing […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/14

Harry Caray used to say “The big opossum walks late”, and that certainly was the case for both Iowa and Daytona as Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each came up with big hits. The offensive juggernaut that is the Tennessee Smokies kept rolling thanks to Kris Bryant and Stephen Bruno. Meanwhile, Kane County suffered an […]

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Bryant and Rusin Take Home Weekly Awards and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant was named Southern League Hitter of the Week on Monday. Bryant hit .464 with one double, four home runs and 14 RBI. Bryant also collected the first multi-home run game of his career on May 7 against the Birmingham Barons and set a career high with six RBI in the same game. For […]

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Cubs Prospect Ivan Pineyro to Be Placed on 7-Day DL with Right Forearm Strain

According to a report from Mick Gillispie, the Cubs will place RHP Ivan Pineyro on the minor league 7-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Pineyro is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. The Cubs acquired Ivan Pineyro from the Nationals for OF Scott Hairston last July 8 and […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/14

Big time comebacks were the news Sunday as both Tennessee and Iowa worked their way back from big deficits to prevail. The Smokies have some of the hottest bats in baseball as Kris Bryant, Stephen Bruno, Charles Cutler, Rafael Lopez, and Rubi Silva are all on a roll. The dramatics by Iowa and Tennessee overshadowed […]

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