Cubs Minor League Roster Moves

With Opening Day for the minor league teams on Thursday, the Cubs have just about finalized the Opening Day rosters for the top four teams in the system … Iowa Cubs, Tennessee Smokies, Daytona Cubs, and Kane County Cougars. And with setting the rosters, several players throughout the organization have been released. Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle […]

Hayden Simpson and Dontrelle Willis Among Minor Leaguers Released by the Cubs

As Opening Day approaches for minor league baseball, the Cubs have released several players from the system, including 2010 first round pick Hayden Simpson. According to reports, the Cubs released Simpson, along with C Michael Brenly, RHP Brett Wallach, knuckleballer Joe Zeller, LHP Casey Harman and LHP Dontrelle Willis. The Cubs released RHP Ryan Hartman […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/13

Minor League Preview: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Baez, Soler and Vitters Among Fourth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fourth round of spring roster cuts on Sunday. The Cubs sent seven players to minor league camp, and reduced their spring roster to 46 players. The Cubs optioned Jorge Soler to High-A Daytona, where he is expected to begin the season. Josh Vitters and Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa […]

Cubs Re-assign Barret Loux to Minor League Camp

The Cubs re-assigned Barret Loux to minor league camp on Thursday. The Cubs were expected to announce a full third round of spring roster moves on Thursday, but opted to just remove one player from their spring roster. The Cubs have 52 players officially on the Spring Training roster after Thursday’s roster move. More cuts […]

Ian Stewart Set to Make Spring Debut and Other Cubs News Bits

A day after multiple reports suggested that Ian Stewart would not be able to make his Cactus League debut for another week, the team announced that Stewart would make his spring debut on Thursday against the Dodgers in Glendale. Stewart is not expected to start. Dale Sveum acknowledged this would give Stewart plenty of time […]

Watkins, McNutt and Cabrera Among Second Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the second round of spring roster cuts on Monday morning. The Cubs cut six players and reduced the Spring Training roster to 53 players. The Cubs optioned Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley and Alberto Cabrera to Triple-A Iowa. Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee and non-roster invitee Nick Struck was […]

Cubs Spring Game Cut Short and Other News Bits

The Cubs made the trip from Mesa to Goodyear on Friday afternoon to take on a Reds split squad. After a 16-minute delay, the teams took the field as it started to rain again. Scott Hairston gave the Cubs a brief one-run lead in the top of the first with what would have been his […]

Cubs Announce First Round of Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the first round of roster cuts on Friday. The Cubs officially removed three players from the roster and reduced their Spring Training roster to 59 players. Matt Szczur was optioned to Double-A Tennessee while catcher Michael Brenly and RHP Dayan Diaz was reassigned to minor league camp. Brenly and Diaz were in […]

Too Many Freebies – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 6

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 6 WP – Patrick Corbin (1-0) LP – Rafael Dolis (0-1) Save – None A game that appeared to duel between the pitching staffs early on, turned ugly for the Cubs in the sixth inning. The Cubs defense was charged with two errors that led to runs […]