Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, timely hitting, great defense, and some fine pitching performances allowed Peoria to start out 2-1 for the season. Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara came out swinging in Daytona. Nick Struck pitched an Opening Day gem in Tennessee, while Brett Jackson showed why he is the [...]
Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. With players from the defending Florida State Champion Daytona Cubs and Southern League runner-up Tennessee Smokies, the top two squads in the [...]
The Cubs announced the fourth round of spring roster cuts prior to Thursday’s split squad games. Junior Lake and Matt Szczur were optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Jeff Beliveau, Alberto Cabrera, John Gaub and Josh Vitters were optioned to Triple-A Iowa and Jason Jaramillo was assigned to minor league camp. The Cubs spring roster stands at [...]
The Cubs made their third round of spring roster cuts Tuesday when they sent Esmailin Caridad and Casey Weathers to minor league camp. The Cubs’ spring roster stands at 55 players (38 on the big league roster and 17 non-roster invitees). Caridad was a non-roster invitee but Weathers was on the 40-man roster when camp [...]
Spring Training Game Seven: Cubs (3-3) vs. Brewers (SS) (3-2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix Ryan Dempster (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Chris Narveson (0-0, 0.00/0.00) Updated: 11:18am CST – The Cubs reduced their spring roster Saturday morning by assigning right-handed pitcher [...]
According to multiple reports, the Cubs reduced their spring roster Saturday morning by assigning right-handed pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee and catcher Micah Gibbs to minor league camp. Both players were non-roster invitees to big league camp. The Cubs spring roster now stands at 57 players, 39 on the big league roster and 18 non-roster invitees.
According to multiple reports, the Cubs made the first round of roster cuts Friday morning. The Cubs assigned right-handed pitchers Marco Carrillo and Trey McNutt to minor league camp along with infielder Jonathan Mota and outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha. The Cubs’ spring roster now stands at 59 players.
Spring Game Two – Cubs 7, A’s (SS) 8 WP – Fabio Castro (1-0, BS 1) LP – Tony Zych (0-1) Save – Travis Banwart (1) For the second day in a row the Cubs had a lead early but could not hold on and win their first game of the spring. The Cubs jumped [...]
Cubs’ camp is in full swing after a long day Friday at Fitch Park. All of the players have reported and the Cubs’ workout Friday went late into the afternoon. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Dale Sveum addressed the team before the first full squad workout. Tom Ricketts feels a new energy and [...]
Winter League Wrap-up This year’s Winter Leagues saw an increase in the number of players from the organization, but an overall decrease in participation. While 33 players that were affiliated with the Cubs’ system for all or part of the off-season were part of winter baseball, 19 ended up playing less than ten games with [...]