From the Wire: Cubs Designate Darwin Barney for Assignment, Activate Emilio Bonifacio from DL

The Cubs announced two roster moves Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs designated INF Darwin Barney for assignment to make room on the active roster for Emilio Bonifacio. Bonifacio has been on the 15-day DL since June 13 with a right oblique strain. Darwin Barney was the third longest tenured player on the Cubs roster after the […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option LHP Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa following Sunday’s game against Arizona to make room on the active roster for RHP Kyle Hendricks. The Cubs did not officially recall Hendricks from Iowa yet, but will before Tuesday in order for him to make his second big league start against the Padres. Rick Renteria announced […]

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The Daily CCO: The Rumors, The Roster and Other Cubs News

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is 11 days away and the Cubs could be very active as teams continue to look at several players on the Cubs roster. According to multiple reports, pitchers James Russell, Wesley Wright and Carlos Villanueva have drawn interest. And Russell could be the next player traded according to the […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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The Daily CCO: Castro and Rizzo Took Part in the Midsummer Classic and Other Cubs Notes

The American League topped the National League, 5-3, at the 85th All-Star Game Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Derek Jeter picked up two hits in his last Midsummer Classic, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout was named the game’s MVP. And FOX failed to pay tribute to Tony Gwynn and Don Zimmer. Adam Wainwright […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Blake Parker to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have recalled LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. This will be Rosscup’s fourth different stint with the big league team this season. To make room on the active roster for Rosscup, the Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs reinstated Darwin Barney from the paternity list […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Pretty Good Day

The Chicago Cubs had a much needed good day Thursday. Not only did the big league team receive a very good outing from Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs fought back and stood up to the Reds and ended the losing streak, Anthony Rizzo was voted into the All-Star Game then the announcement was made Arismendy Alcantara […]

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