Villanueva Back to the Rotation and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs have apparently moved up their timeframe on Carlos Villanueva returning to the starting rotation. Prior to Thursday’s game in Oakland, the team announced Villanueva would start the finale against the Pirates at Wrigley on Sunday. Dale Sveum piggybacked Chris Rusin with Villanueva in the opener on Tuesday night against the A’s after Rusin […]

Report: Cubs Agree to a Deal with Dominican OF Eloy Jimenez

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have agreed to a $2.8 million signing bonus with Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez. Sanchez reported the deal also includes a $250,000 college scholarship. According to Sanchez, Eloy Jimenez is at the Cubs’ new facility in the Dominican Republic and the deal is official. The Cubs have […]

More from Super Tuesday and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

What appeared to be a pretty active day turned into one of the busiest days in the recent history of the organization on Tuesday when the Cubs made a flurry of trades and roster moves that involved 14 players, cash and International slot money. The Cubs signed three international prospects and reportedly agreed to a […]

Report: Cubs to Sign OF Eloy Jimenez

According to a report from MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have landed what many consider the top international prospect, Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez. The Cubs have been considered the favorite to sign Jimenez and according to Sanchez’s report, Jimenez and his family chose the Cubs despite receiving a bigger offer from another team. Sanchez reported […]

Cubs Sign Colombian RHP Erling Moreno

According to Ben Badler, the Cubs have signed Colombian Erling Moreno for $800,000. The 16-year old right-hander is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and already throws in the 90s. The Cubs have signed three projectable International prospects on the first day of the July 2 signing period. Along with Moreno, the Cubs have reportedly signed Dominican right-hander […]

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Minor Leaguer Ronald Torreyes to Houston International Slot Money

The Cubs added to the International bonus pool on Tuesday when they traded minor league infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Houston Astros for two of Houston’s international slots (No. 2 and No.3) worth $784,000. Torreyes was acquired from the Reds along with Travis Wood and Dave Sappelt for LHP Sean Marshall. The Cubs made three […]

Cubs Sign Venezuelan Shortstop Gleyber Torres

As expected, the Cubs signed Venezuelan shortstop Gleyber Torres for $1.7 million. Torres is considered the top shortstop and MLB.com ranked Torres as the third best international prospect in this year’s class. With the signings of Torres and Jefferson Mejia, the Cubs have reportedly spent $2.55 million of their available $4.56 million bonus pool. Rumors […]

Cubs Sign Dominican RHP Jefferson Mejia

Cubs Sign Dominican RHP Jefferson Mejia The International signing period began at 8:00am CDT on July 2 and according to Baseball America, the Cubs signed Dominican right hander, Jefferson Mejia for $850,000. The Cubs have been seen as the favorite to sign Mejia in recent days and he will take a big chunk of the […]