Cubs Re-Sign INF/OF Logan Watkins to Minor League Contract

During Sunday’s Down on the Farm session at Cubs Convention, Jason McLeod said the team re-signed INF/OF Logan Watkins to a minor league contract. Watkins is scheduled to participate in mini-camp next month and will see some time in big league camp. McLeod did not say if Watkins received a non-roster invite to Spring Training. […]

James Russell Reports to Iowa and Cubs Minor League Transactions and Disabled List

The Cubs addition of LHP James Russell back to the organization and RHP Pierce Johnson being placed on the 7-day DL to start the season headlined several roster moves the front office made at the beginning of the minor league season. James Russell re-signed with the organization that drafted him. Russell inked a minor league […]

The Daily CCO: Castro, Watkins and Former Cubs News Two Weeks Before Pitchers and Catcher Report

Starlin Castro is already in Mesa preparing for the start of Spring Training. According to a report from Carrie Muskat, Castro is healthy and the hamstrings that have limited him the past two springs are strong. Castro’s ready to go and he’s already hitting balls out of the park after a rough winter. Castro has […]

Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 01/07/15

A player that is performing under the radar that may have some impact on the Cubs’ Major League roster is Jonathan Herrera. Signed to a minor league contract this off-season, the 30- year old infielder is a six year Major League veteran, playing with Colorado and Boston. A switch-hitter, Herrera has a career batting average […]

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Clear Waivers, Outrighted to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, INF/OF Logan Watkins and RHP Donn Roach cleared waivers and both players were outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Monday. The Cubs designated Watkins and Roach for assignment last Friday to clear two spots on the 40-man roster for C/1B Ryan Lavarnway and OF/1B Shane Peterson. The Cubs claimed Lavarnway off waivers […]

From the Wire: Cubs Claim Ryan Lavarnway, Shane Peterson Off Waivers and DFA Donn Roach, Logan Watkins

The Cubs announced four roster moves Friday afternoon. The team claimed C/1B Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To make room on the 40-man roster for Lavarnway and Peterson, the Cubs designated RHP Donn Roach and INF/OF Logan Watkins for assignment. The Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/23/14

Position Analysis – Shortstop The third installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis looks at a position which will probably have most fans and media members talking about this off-season: Shortstop. Shortstop The fans of the Iowa Cubs can sing a version of […]

Cubs Position Analysis – Second Base

The next installment of our positional analysis, we move onto perhaps what will be the most talked about and anticipated position in the Cubs lineup next season, second base. With Theo Epstein going on record that Javier Baez will spend all of next season at the keystone, let’s take a look at a position that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/16/14

Position Analysis – Second Base The second installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the Cubs minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis focuses on a position that has recently become one of the strongest in the organization: Second Base Second Base If there can be considered a good luck position […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/14

Position Analysis – First Base A series of reports over the off-season will summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. Today, the CCO looks at a position that was once a strength in the organization but now has some questions: First Base. First Base For the second […]