From the Wire: Cubs Select the Contract of Addison Russell, Option Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs made it official Tuesday afternoon. The team selected the contract of INF Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster. To make room on the active roster, INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. INF Mike Olt was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to […]


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Addison Russell Starting at Second Base for Iowa to Give Cubs Options

Injuries to Tommy La Stella and Mike Olt moved up the Cubs timeline and changed the front office’s plans for Kris Bryant. Could Addison Russell be brought up sooner than expected due to the needs of the big league team as well? The Cubs are dealing with multiple issues at second base. Javier Baez is […]


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Mike Olt Could Miss More Time than First Expected with Broken Wrist

The Cubs placed Mike Olt on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday’s game with a hairline fracture in his right wrist. Olt was hit on his wrist last Saturday night at Coors Field by Rockies’ reliever Adam Ottavino. It was reported Friday Olt would be in a cast for three weeks before he could […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Select Contract of Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa, Place INF Mike Olt on 15-Day DL

The Cubs made it official Friday morning. The Cubs selected the contract of Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa. Bryant was added to the team’s 40-man roster and activated for Friday’s game. With the addition of Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players. INF Mike Olt was placed on the 15-day DL […]


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Cubs Reportedly Call-Up Kris Bryant, Expected to Make Big League Debut Friday

According to multiple reports, Kris Bryant has been called up and will make his Major League debut on Friday against the Padres at Wrigley Field. The Cubs moved up the timeframe on Bryant due to an injury to Mike Olt. The Cubs are expected to place Mike Olt on the disabled list Friday with a […]


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Cubs Go Down Swinging – Reds 3, Cubs 2

Game Seven – Cubs 2, Reds 3 WP – Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (3) Welington Castillo hit a two-run pinch hit homer in the eighth that cut the Reds lead to 3-2. Starlin Castro singled and Matt Szczur walked against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. With the […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant a Possible Option if Injuries to Olt and La Stella Linger and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are two games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season, which means under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs had not been more than a game over .500 (2-1 after three games in 2013) until last night. The Cubs are trying to avoid placing Tommy La Stella and […]


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Dexter Delivers the Game Winner – Cubs 6, Rockies 5

Game Five – Cubs 6, Rockies 5 WP – Neil Ramirez (1-0) LP – LaTroy Hawkins (1-1, BS 2) Save – Hector Rondon (2) Down to his last strike with the tying run on first base, Dexter Fowler delivered Sunday afternoon in Denver as the Cubs won in dramatic fashion over the Rockies. And took […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt Feels Lucky and Cubs News and Notes

Mike Olt picked up his second hit of the young season, a solo homer in the third inning after Chris Coghlan went yard, the second of back-to-back jacks for the Cubs. Olt was 1-for-4 on Saturday night before he stepped in the box in the ninth inning. Olt was hit by a pitch on his […]


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Cubs Out Slug and Outlast the Rockies – Cubs 9, Rockies 5

Game Four – Cubs 9, Rockies 5 WP – Jason Hammel (1-0) LP – Kyle Kendrick (1-1) Save – None Dexter Fowler led off the game with a triple and set the tone for the Cubs offense. Fowler scored the Cubs’ first run and drove in the next two with another triple in the second […]


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