Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/29/13

The final days of the minor league season are upon us, and Tennessee, behind a power surge from Javier Baez, has locked up a playoff spot in the Southern League. Daytona moved into the post-season in style after a combined No-Hitter on Tuesday locked up a division title. Boise moved into a first place tie […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/13 The intensity has ramped up as we move into the final week of the minor league regular season. Tennessee moved closer to clinching a playoff spot as Javier Baez continued to wreak havoc in the Southern League. Daytona looked like an unstoppable force once the weather let […]

Cubs Off-Day News and Notes

The roster shuffle continued on Monday when the Cubs claimed outfielder Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees. Neal was hitting .325/.391/.411 with 17 doubles and two home runs in 72 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to be designated for assignment by the Yankees to make room on the roster for Curtis Granderson. […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim OF Thomas Neal Off Waivers from the Yankees

The Cubs claimed outfielder Thomas Neal off waivers from the Yankees on Monday. The Yankees designated Neal for assignment on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster for Curtis Granderson. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred RHP Rafael Dolis to the 60-day DL. Thomas Neal is expected to be added […]

Fujikawa to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Tuesday

The Cubs announced on Saturday afternoon that Kyuji Fujikawa would undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Fujikawa will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday and have the season-ending procedure done on Tuesday. Fujikawa will be sidelined for at least a year. Both the Cubs and the veteran reliever are hoping he can pitch […]

From the Wire … Cubs Place Dolis on DL, DFA Burnett and Call-Up Parker from Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made three more changes to the bullpen on Saturday. The Cubs placed RHP Rafael Dolis on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 27 with a right forearm strain and selected the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and recalled him from […]

Cubs Bullpen Shuffle Continues and Other News and Notes

The Cubs continued tinkering with the bullpen on Thursday with the addition of Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa. In the last 10 days, the Cubs have moved Carlos Villanueva to the pen, claimed reliever Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals, designated Michael Bowden for assignment, placed Shawn Camp on the DL, recalled Rafael Dolis, […]

Cubs Patience Pays Off with Comeback Win – Cubs 5, Reds 4

Game Forty-Nine – Cubs 5, Reds 4 – 10 innings WP – Kevin Gregg (1-0) LP – J.J. Hoover (0-4) Save – None The Cubs ended their six-game losing streak with an impressive come from behind win in 10 innings over the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday. The Cubs scored three runs in the eighth, […]

Wood’s Streak Ends … Cubs Drop Sixth Straight – Cubs 2, Reds 5

Game Forty-Eight – Cubs 2, Reds 5 WP – Homer Bailey (3-3) LP – Travis Wood (4-3) Save – Aroldis Chapman (12) Travis Wood’s string of nine consecutive quality starts to begin the season came to an end on Saturday in Cincinnati … and once again it was one bad inning that did in a […]

Cubs Swept Out of Pittsburgh – Cubs 2, Pirates 4

Game Forty-Six – Cubs 2, Pirates 4 WP – Vin Mazzaro (3-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-7) Save – Jason Grilli (19) Rain just delayed the inevitable on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park as the Cubs dropped the third game of the series and were swept out of Pittsburgh. The Cubs offense was pretty much […]