From the Wire: Cubs Reinstate Ross from Bereavement List, Option Szczur to Iowa, Activate and Option La Stella to Iowa

The Cubs announced three roster moves prior to Tuesday’s game with the Brewers. C David Ross was reinstated from the bereavement list and he is back with the team. To make room on the active roster for Ross, OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs active 25-man roster consists of 13 pitchers […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Sweeps are Cool

It was a very good weekend on the field for the Chicago Cubs, and it started Thursday night when Joe Maddon set the tone for the weekend by managing a game in early August like it was early October. Joe Maddon pushed the right buttons and his players responded with four wins over the defending […]

From the Wire: Cubs Place David Ross on Bereavement List, Recall OF Matt Szczur

The Cubs announced Saturday morning David Ross has been placed on the bereavement list. Ross’ grandmother passed away. Condolences to David Ross and his family. David Ross could return to the team as soon as Tuesday. A player may spend between three and seven days on the bereavement list. The Cubs recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from […]

From the Wire: Cubs Activate Miguel Montero from DL, Option Matt Szczur to Iowa

The Cubs announced two roster moves Friday morning. C Miguel Montero was activated from the 15-day DL and OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. With the latest round of roster moves, the 25-man roster consists of 13 pitchers (five starters, eight relievers) and 12 position players. Joe Maddon will have Miguel Montero, Starlin […]

Schwarber and Soler Deliver Early, Cubs Take Opener from Giants – Cubs 5, Giants 4

Game One Hundred Seven – Cubs 5, Giants 4 WP – Justin Grimm (2-3) LP – Chris Heston (11-6) Save – Hector Rondon (17) Jorge Soler’s two-out, two-run single in the first put the Cubs on the board. Kyle Schwarber gave his team a 5-0 lead with a three-run smash in the second inning. After […]

From the Wire: Cubs Recall Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa, Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment

The Cubs announced two roster moves Monday afternoon. OF Matt Szczur was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. And to make room on the 25-man roster, LHP Clayton Richard was designated for assignment. With the two roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players and the 25-man roster consists of 13 pitchers (five starters, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/03/15

With Javier Baez back in the line-up, things are now clicking for the Iowa Cubs as a healthy John Andreoli has also been a big boost to the offense during a four game winning streak. Tennessee drew the spotlight with rehabbing Major Leaguers Tommy La Stella and Miguel Montero, but Jeimer Candelario stole some of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/15

Heroes came from unlikely sources as Myrtle Beach was spurred to victory by home runs from Trey Martin and Carlos Penalver, meanwhile Adbert Alzolay came out of the pen for Eugene to deliver a no-hit performance. Pitching was also in the forefront as excellent efforts were had by Tommy Thorpe of South Bend, Pierce Johnson […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good outing for the AZL Cubs, and Ryan Williams kept rolling […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/15

It was a rough middle of the week for the Cubs’ minor league affiliates. Several players kept producing at the plate and on the mound, but the overall win-loss record was not that good. The Cubs promoted first round pick OF/2B Ian Happ to South Bend. And Happ’s new teammate, Jeffrey Baez has not slowed […]