Mike Olt Could Be Back with the Cubs by the Weekend

If all goes well while he is rehabbing with the Kane County Cougars, Mike Olt could be back in the majors by Friday according to multiple reports during Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers. Mike Olt was not included in the first group of September call-ups due to the hamstring injury he suffered on Aug. […]

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Arodys Vizcaino, Eric Jokisch, Rafael Lopez and Dan Straily Among Eight Cubs September Call-Ups

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team recalled five players from Triple-A Iowa that will spend September with the big league club and two additions to the 40-man roster. The Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. RHP Blake Parker was […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Creating Quite the Buzz

For the first time in half a decade the arrow is pointing up for the Chicago Cubs and the baseball world can see what is going on with the North Side Nine. The Cubs are coming off their second winning month of the season and have actually played .500 ball since the All-Star break (21-21). […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs posted a winning record in August (16-14) and will look to build on last month in September. The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the active roster Monday, plus Zac Rosscup. Rosscup was optioned to Iowa to make room on the roster for Felix Doubront to […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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The Daily CCO: Manny Ramirez Ends Season Early with Permission from the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Manny Ramirez’s tenure with the Cubs is over for now. Manny Ramirez is on the disabled list and received clearance from the front office to return home after Iowa’s last road trip. Ramirez is not with the I-Cubs for the final series of the year in Des Moines. According to multiple reports, Ramirez isn’t retiring […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/14

With time running out in the season, all of the Cubs’ top five minor league teams remain in the hunt for the playoffs. Boise will need some help, but is starting to get some production for Kevin Brown. Kane County is already in, and outfielder Jeffrey Baez is starting to make his presence felt. Daytona […]

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Iowa Cubs Place Mike Olt on 7-Day Disabled List

The Iowa Cubs announced prior to Wednesday’s game in Reno that INF Mike Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league DL with a strained left hamstring. Olt left Tuesday’s game in the eighth inning after suffering an apparent leg injury. Olt avoided colliding with Zac Rosscup fielding a popped up bunt attempt from Shawn […]

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Cubs Mapping Out Plan for Pitching Staff in September

The front office and coaching staff are working on a plan for the pitching staff in September that does not appear at this time will include shutting any of the pitchers down before the end of the season. There are starters and relievers that are approaching career highs in innings or appearances that will likely […]

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