Cubs Option RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced the sixth round of spring roster cuts Wednesday morning. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs officially reduced the Spring Training roster to 32 players. The Cubs spring roster officially stands at 32 players, but four players are dealing with injuries. RHP […]


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The Ins and Outs of the Cubs Outfield Decision

Based on reports and barring an unexpected decision by the front office or injury, the Cubs first roster of the season is all but set. The Cubs’ 12-man pitching staff should consist of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel, Travis Wood, Kyle Hendricks, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Neil Ramirez, Justin Grimm, Jason Motte, Phil Coke […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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Not a Good Day for the Cubs Relievers in Goodyear – Reds 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (ss) 5, Reds 9 WP – Aroldis Chapman (1-0) LP – Gonzalez Germen (0-1) Save – None The bullpen day went as expected. The Reds jumped out to an early lead Saturday afternoon and the offense could not keep up as the Cubs’ split squad dropped the exhibition game […]


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The Daily CCO: The Cactus League is Coming to an End, Lester Completes Start and Other Cubs News

One last weekend in Arizona for the Chicago Cubs and it’s going to be a busy three days for Maddon’s men. The Cubs host the White Sox this afternoon, Jason Hammel against Jeff Samardzija, then the spring roster will be split in two one more time. Half of the Cubs will host the Rockies on […]


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Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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A Bad Day for Edwin Jackson in Cubs Return to HoHoKam Park – Athletics 14, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Athletics 14 WP – Drew Pomeranz (1-2) LP – Blake Parker (0-2) Save – None Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run in the Cactus League and Jorge Soler drove in a run, but Edwin Jackson reported late to the park because he was stuck in traffic and […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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