Cubs Announced Justin Ruggiano Out for the Season, Updates Provided on Ryan Sweeney and Edwin Jackson

The Cubs announced Friday that Justin Ruggiano had season ending arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. Ruggiano was placed on the DL Aug. 27 retroactive to Aug. 23 and he recently saw a specialist in Dallas about discomfort in the ankle.

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Working on Playing Clean Baseball

After one of the team’s better four-game stretches in three-plus years, the Cubs had a rough couple of days to wrap up the season series in Cincinnati. The Cubs were charged with three errors Wednesday night and two more Thursday. Rick Renteria is hoping the last two games against the Reds “are few and far […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have a Chance to Be Young, Fun and Exciting and Other News

The Cubs are creating quite the buzz with the prospects graduating to the majors and the results, while mixed in the win-loss record, have pointed to better days being on the horizon. Jon Heyman spoke with Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ GM said, “It’s going to be fun. We’re getting there. We have a chance […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall Jorge Soler, Logan Watkins from Triple-A and Place Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Sweeney on 15-Day DL

The Cubs recalled OF Jorge Soler from Triple-A Iowa prior to Wednesday’s game against the Reds. Soler is batting fifth and playing right field in his big league debut. Soler is wearing No. 68, the same number he’s worn the past two springs in Major League camp. The Cubs also recalled INF/OF Logan Watkins from […]

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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Ready for Big League Debut and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Jorge Soler Day Jorge Soler is set to make his Major League debut Wednesday night in Cincinnati and Rick Renteria said Tuesday that Soler will likely hit fifth or sixth in the lineup and play right field. Jorge Soler, or ‘George’ as he is called by his teammates, coaching staff and the front office, will […]

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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler Gets the Call to The Show

The Cubs have called up another one of the team’s highly touted prospects. After Jorge Soler hit a three-run shot to right field off Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ top prospect, he was lifted from the game. And not too long afterwards, multiple reports confirmed Jorge Soler had been called up to the big leagues. Initial […]

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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler Headline a Big Night in the Cubs System

It was another big night down on the farm for the top prospects in the Cubs system. Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler helped the I-Cubs end its losing streak with huge performances at the plate. Bryant went 2-for-2 with a home run, four walks and three runs scored. Bryant hit his 20th home run for Iowa […]

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Cubs Stepped Up Behind Jake Arrieta and Slowed Down the O’s – Cubs 4, Orioles 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs 4, Orioles 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (7-4) LP – Kevin Gausman (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (20) The Cubs arguably played their best all-around game Friday afternoon at the old ballyard and snapped the Orioles four-game winning streak. Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the fifth inning against his […]

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Giants Chip Away at Wood and Beat the Cubs – Giants 5, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven: Cubs 3, Giants 5 WP – Madison Bumgarner (14-9) LP – Travis Wood (7-11) Save – Santiago Casilla (11) Justin Ruggiano and Welington Castillo hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning that gave the Cubs a 3-1 lead but Travis Wood gave up single runs in four of the six […]

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