Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/13

Matt Garza completed his first rehab start Wednesday with the Smokies. While Tennessee lost the rain-shortened game, Garza threw 42 pitches, 25 strikes, in 2.2 IP. Garza walked two batters and gave up a hit and run in his first game action since last July. Garza is expected to make his second rehab start on Monday […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/13

In what can be considered an inconsistent end to this past week, highlighting the consistencies seems to put a positive foot forward. Kane County has been able to rely on players like Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher. Outfielder John Andreoli and infielder Dustin Geiger have been rocks in the line-up for Daytona. Jae-Hoon Ha and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/13

Iowa and Daytona continued their season long struggles this week in Memphis and against Dunedin respectively. But both teams saw glimmers of hope from pitcher Brooks Raley and infielder Tim Saunders. Kane County evened their record by splitting a pair with Peoria. Pin-Cheih Chen started to heat up and Dan Vogelbach has remained steady. However, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/13

The talk of the system is the Tennessee Smokies, who lead their division and are the first Cubs affiliate to win ten games. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara has exploded onto the scene, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha have been steady. While dodging bad weather, Kane County seems to now have their offense in gear as […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim Kameron Loe Off Waivers from the Mariners, Place Clevenger on the 60-day DL

The Cubs claimed RHP Kameron Loe off of waivers from the Mariners prior to Sunday’s game with the Giants. To make room of the 40-man roster, Steve Clevenger was placed on the 60-day DL with a left oblique strain. The Mariners designated Kameron Loe for assignment on April 11 after posting a 1-1 record in […]

Cubs Blow a Wild One at Wrigley – Cubs 7, Giants 10

Game Twelve – Cubs 7, Giants 10 – 10 innings WP – George Kontos (1-1) LP – Shawn Camp (0-1, BS 1) Save – Sergio Romo (7) The Cubs handed the fourth and final game of the series to the Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs made too many mistakes to a team that knows […]

Cubs Place Fujikawa on the DL and Other News and Notes

The Cubs placed Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day DL prior to Saturday’s game with a muscle strain in his right forearm. The Cubs quickly clarified Fujikawa’s elbow is fine that the injury is to the muscle in his forearm. The Cubs recalled Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa to fill Fujikawa’s spot in the bullpen. Dale […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/11/13

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s report, Kane County records their first wins of the season thanks to OF Bijan Rademacher. Jorge Soler and the Daytona Cubs flexed their muscles against Brevard County. Tennessee dropped a tight pair of games to Pensacola, despite the efforts of Jae-Hoon Ha […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/08/13

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, pitching seemed to be the word in Tennessee as their staff struck out 38 batters in the first three games. Daytona also received excellent pitching performances from Starling Peralta, Yao-Lin Wang, and Frank Del Valle. However, things are a struggle in the early going for Kane County and […]

Iowa Cubs Announce 2013 Opening Day Roster

With the roster set, at least for the time being, with the big league team, the Iowa Cubs announced their 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. The I-Cubs open the 2013 season on Thursday, April 4 (7:35pm CDT) at Albuquerque against the Isotopes. Marty Pevy will lead the I-Cubs in 2013 with Brian Harper […]