Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/13

Arrivals seem to be the big story to start this week as pitchers Jose Rosario and Kyler Burke returned to Kane County and Daytona respectively.  Albert Almora made his Kane County debut on Wednesday night and went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Meanwhile, Tennessee suffered two last minute losses and […]

From the Wire … Cubs Place Camp on 15-Day DL, Recall Dolis from Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Shawn Camp on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a sprained right big toe. Camp has apparently been dealing with the injury and received treatment on Sunday. The treatment did not work and Camp is going home to rest it according to ESPN Chicago. The Cubs have recalled […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/13

As we near the Memorial Day sign post, Kane County, Daytona, and Tennessee have  improved their records to around .500, with only Iowa lagging behind. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher continue to be the compelling forces for the Cougars, while Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Rafael Lopez have stepped up their games for the Smokies. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13 The lows seemed to outnumber the highs to start the week, as both Kane County and Daytona could not manage a win between them. Iowa wasn’t much better, taking only one out of three from Reno. Tennessee was the only Cubs’ affiliate to show some life as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13 Signs that thing are starting to change in the minors arose at the end of the week as several players were promoted and traded. Kane County is starting to live up to some of their pre-season hype, due in large part to a nine-game hitting streak by […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 05/10/13

Game Thirty-Five: Cubs (13-21) vs. Nationals (19-15) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Jeff Samardzija (1-4, 3.09/1.17) vs. Ross Detwiler (1-3, 2.50/1.39) After a much-needed day off, Dale Sveum’s team hits the road for a brief three […]

From the Wire … Fujikawa Activated, Dolis Optioned to Triple-A and Loe Released

As expected, the Cubs activated Kyuji Fujikawa from the 15-day DL on Friday and optioned RHP Rafael Dolis down to Triple-A Iowa. Fujikawa has been on the DL since April 13 with a strained right forearm. Fujikawa reportedly felt no pain after his second rehab appearance on Wednesday with the Smokies. Rafael Dolis was recalled […]

Gregg Named Cubs’ Closer and Fujikawa Set to Come off DL

Prior to Wednesday’s finale against the Cardinals, Dale Sveum officially announced that Kevin Gregg is the Cubs’ closer, even when Kyuji Fujikawa returns from the DL on Friday. The Cubs bullpen has struggled all season, and did once again on Wednesday. While Gregg is a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities since he started closing games, […]

Feldman’s Revenge and a Cubs Win – Cubs 9, Rangers 2

Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 9, Rangers 2 WP – Scott Feldman (3-3) LP – Nick Tepesch (2-3) Save – None The Cubs ended their four-game losing streak with an impressive win over the Rangers on Monday night. Scott Feldman was the story in the make-up game with his former team, but Monday’s win was a […]

From the Wire … Cubs DFA Kameron Loe, Recall Rafael Dolis

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs designated Kameron Loe for assignment on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for OF Ryan Sweeney. The Cubs recalled RHP Rafael Dolis to fill Loe’s spot in the rotation. Dolis figures to remain with the big club until Kyuji Fujikawa is activated from the […]