Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/21/15

Game Forty: Cubs (22-17) vs. Padres (20-21) Game Time – 8:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet Plus, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – PETCO Park, San Diego Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.15/1.34/3.89) vs. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.75/1.40/5.31) Joe Maddon hands the ball tonight to Kyle […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Junior Lake, Activate LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, Select Contract of OF/1B Mike Baxter

The Cubs announced three roster moves prior to Tuesday night’s game in San Diego. The Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. LHP Tsuyoshi Wada was activated from the 15-day DL. Wada is scheduled to start Wednesday. And the Cubs selected the contract of OF/1B Mike Baxter from Triple-A Iowa. Junior Lake and Mike […]


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Cubs Designate LHP Phil Coke for Assignment

Updated 7:56pm CDT – According to the transaction page on Cubs.com, LHP Phil Coke was designated for assignment on Monday. RHP Brian Schlitter was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. RHP Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada was activated from the 15-day DL. The Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 38 players. According […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing Ways to Tweak the Roster

The Cubs have Monday off and will spend a much-needed break in San Diego. The Cubs start a six-game trip with three against the Padres on Tuesday night that ends Sunday with the last of three in Phoenix with the Diamondbacks. The Cubs did not announce any roster moves after Sunday’s game. Joe Maddon did […]


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

The Cubs made their first round of roster moves as numerous players received new addresses. Billy McKinney doubled his pleasure of being promoted to Double-A Tennessee, while Andrew Ely walked in his season debut for South Bend. Meanwhile, Chesny Young had his first action for Myrtle Beach delayed. Iowa did not have any promotions, but […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/15

For the first time since the season began, none of the Cubs affiliates has a losing record as Carlos Pimentel led Iowa both on the mound and at the plate to even the I-Cubs’ record. South Bend also moved to .500 despite good efforts from starters Trevor Clifton and Ryan Williams. Tennessee lost two despite […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/10/15

With centerfielder Dexter Fowler on the last year of his contract, it’s never too early to start speculating as to what will happen at the position for 2016. The Cubs have plenty of in-house candidates to keep the spot warm until Albert Almora Jr., Jacob Hannemann, or Billy McKinney are ready in Arismendy Alcantara, Junior […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Grimm, Recall Szczur, Option Lake and DFA Varvaro

The Cubs roster shuffle continued Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs made four roster moves and in the process trimmed the 40-man roster to 39 players. RHP Justin Grimm was activated from the 15-day DL. To make room on the active roster for Grimm the Cubs designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment. The Cubs recalled OF Matt […]


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Cubs Pitching Can’t Slow Down the Cardinals – Cardinals 7, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 4, Cardinals 7 WP – Mitch Harris (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (9) For the second night in a row the Cubs built a lead just to see the Cardinals comeback and tie the game. And the bullpen could not keep the Cardinals off the board […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/05/15

Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (13-11) vs. Cardinals (19-6) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV:  WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.23/1.21/3.27) vs. Tyler Lyons (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) The Cubs will look to bounce back from […]


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