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 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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/15/13

Poor weather has played havoc with all of baseball this spring, as postponements and hostile conditions have had their effect, even in the minor leagues. The conditions aren’t the only thing that was hostile this week, as tempers flared in Daytona, resulting in an ejections and suspensions. Kane County can’t seem to do things easy […]

Cubs Sign Kevin Gregg to a Minor League Contract

According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed Kevin Gregg to a minor league contract on Sunday. Gregg will report to the Cubs’ facilities in Mesa for extended Spring Training. Kevin Gregg was the Cubs’ closer in 2009 and posted a 5-6 record in 72 games that included 23 saves with a 4.72 ERA and a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/11/13

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s report, Kane County records their first wins of the season thanks to OF Bijan Rademacher. Jorge Soler and the Daytona Cubs flexed their muscles against Brevard County. Tennessee dropped a tight pair of games to Pensacola, despite the efforts of Jae-Hoon Ha […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/08/13

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, pitching seemed to be the word in Tennessee as their staff struck out 38 batters in the first three games. Daytona also received excellent pitching performances from Starling Peralta, Yao-Lin Wang, and Frank Del Valle. However, things are a struggle in the early going for Kane County and […]

Iowa Cubs Announce 2013 Opening Day Roster

With the roster set, at least for the time being, with the big league team, the Iowa Cubs announced their 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. The I-Cubs open the 2013 season on Thursday, April 4 (7:35pm CDT) at Albuquerque against the Isotopes. Marty Pevy will lead the I-Cubs in 2013 with Brian Harper […]

Cubs End the Spring on a Losing Note – Cubs 3, Astros 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Eight – Cubs 3, Astros 6 WP – Jose Valdez (2-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-1) Save – None The Cubs completed their extended Spring Training schedule with a loss to the Astros in Houston on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs offense could not get on track through the first seven innings while […]

A Good Day for Rusin and the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 4, Indians 3

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Indians 3 WP – Chris Rusin (3-0) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) Save – Jensen Lewis (3) The Cubs topped the Indians in the third and final meeting of the spring with the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Chris Rusin and Michael Bowden pitched a combined seven innings of […]

Rusin and Bogusevic Among Fifth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fifth round of spring roster cuts on Friday morning, and all but set the 25-man roster they will begin the season with on April 1 in Pittsburgh. Dave Sappelt has made the Opening Day roster and will begin the year as the Cubs’ fifth outfielder. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A […]