Cubs Shut Down RHP Jacob Turner

Theo Epstein announced Wednesday afternoon that RHP Jacob Turner has been shut down indefinitely. Turner was on a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee when his elbow flared up. Epstein did not say how long the Cubs think it will be before Turner is able to resume throwing. Jacob Turner made two starts for Double-A Tennessee. […]


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The Daily CCO: One-Run Games, Mr. Walk-Off and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Extra innings delayed the daily report on a Monday following a good weekend for the Cubs. The Cubs improved to a season-high seven games over .500 with the team’s eighth walk-off win of the year Sunday night. The Cubs are 17-11 in the 28 one-run games they have played this year. Almost half of the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]


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The Daily CCO: Turner Rehabbing, Waiting on Soriano, Lester Struggling and Other Cubs News

There was positive news on the pitching and injury front for the Cubs before the loss Tuesday night in Detroit. RHP Jacob Turner was assigned to Double-A Tennessee and the right hander made his first rehab start with the Smokies. Jacob Turner made one appearance in the Cactus League and has been on the disabled […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]


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Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Option OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa, Select Contract of RHP Gonzalez Germen

The Cubs announced three roster moves prior to Sunday’s game against the Padres. The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster. To make room on the 40-man, RHP Jacob Turner was transferred to the 60-day DL. The Cubs placed Turner on the 15-day DL […]


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Cubs Pitching Depth Being Tested, Neil Ramirez Leaves Game with Shoulder Discomfort

Eight games into the season the Cubs pitching depth is getting tested. With RHP Justin Grimm already on the DL and rehabbing in Arizona, RHP Neil Ramirez left Wednesday’s game after throwing only three pitches. Something is wrong with Ramirez’s shoulder. He’s schedule for an MRI on Thursday. And the Cubs are expected to announce […]


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Cubs Set Opening Day Roster: Szczur, Herrera Take Last Two Spots, Sweeney DFA’d

The Cubs finalized the first roster of the season Sunday afternoon. Matt Szczur made the team’s Opening Day roster and will be joined on the Cubs’ bench by INF Jonathan Herrera. The Cubs selected the contract of Jonathan Herrera and added him to the 40-man roster. The Cubs designated OF Ryan Sweeney for assignment. Sweeney […]


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Report: Cubs Pursuing Starting Pitching

Injuries and ineffectiveness this spring have depleted the pitching depth the front office thought it had when pitchers and catchers reported last month. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are said to be pursuing starting pitching” and Welington Castillo “could be the player who brings back a pitcher in a trade before […]


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