Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

Javier Baez Placed on 7-Day Disabled List

The Iowa Cubs placed Javier Baez on the 7-day disabled list on Sunday morning with a left ankle sprain. Baez was dealing with a sore back prior to injuring himself taking grounders during infield practice prior to Friday’s game in Memphis. According to multiple reports, Javier Baez turned his ankle.

Baez Bashes Despite Sore Back, Arrieta Rehabs for a Second Time and Cubs News and Notes

Javier Baez hit a two-run home run on Thursday then told the Des Moines Register after the game that he is “dealing with some minor backs issues.” Baez said Marty Pevey was going to keep him out of the lineup but he “insisted on playing.” Baez said the soreness in his back is from “is […]

Iowa Cubs Release Opening Day Roster

The Iowa Cubs released their Opening Day roster following Wednesday’s on field workout. The I-Cubs open the 2014 season on Thursday night against the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals) at Principal Park. I-Cubs’ skipper Marty Pevey announced Wednesday that Chris Rusin would get the ball on Opening Day. Iowa will garner a lot of attention […]

Cubs Working on the Big League Roster, Focus on the Minors and Other News and Rumors

Weekend Update It could be a very busy 72 hours throughout the game leading up to Christmas, especially if the Rakuten Eagles finally make a decision, one way or the other, to post Masahiro Tanaka. Players prefer to know where they will be playing prior to the holidays and there are several free agents still […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staffs and Coordinators for the 2014 Season

The Cubs announced the coaching staffs for all minor league levels and field coordinators on Wednesday. There was very little turnover or changes made to the coaching staffs that were in the Cubs’ system a year ago with the exception of the pitching coaches. Marty Pevey (Triple-A Iowa), Buddy Bailey (Double-A Tennessee), Dave Keller (High-A […]

Soriano Flew to New York on Thursday Night, Cubs Expected to Announce Trade on Friday

While the deal is not official, Alfonso Soriano addressed his teammates and coaches in the clubhouse following Thursday night’s game. Soriano said his goodbyes before catching a red-eye to New York. Dale Sveum told reporters, “It was rather emotional for all of us.” The trade is expected to be finalized and announced on Friday. All […]

Epstein and Hoyer Meet with Alfonso Soriano and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Here is what is known. The Cubs are trying to trade Alfonso Soriano and both Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer flew to Phoenix and met with Soriano on Tuesday night to go over his options. While the reports vary on the discussions the Cubs have had with the Yankees about their interest in Alfonso Soriano, […]

Stewart Not Ready to Return and Other Cubs Notes

Ian Stewart told the Des Moines Register on Tuesday that he does not think he is ready to return to the Cubs. Stewart explained that he needs more time after struggling over 12 rehab games with Iowa. But the problem is that position players are allowed only 20 days on a single rehab assignment which […]

Iowa Cubs Announce 2013 Opening Day Roster

With the roster set, at least for the time being, with the big league team, the Iowa Cubs announced their 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. The I-Cubs open the 2013 season on Thursday, April 4 (7:35pm CDT) at Albuquerque against the Isotopes. Marty Pevy will lead the I-Cubs in 2013 with Brian Harper […]