Baez, Soler and Vitters Among Fourth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fourth round of spring roster cuts on Sunday. The Cubs sent seven players to minor league camp, and reduced their spring roster to 46 players. The Cubs optioned Jorge Soler to High-A Daytona, where he is expected to begin the season. Josh Vitters and Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa […]

Cubs Battle, Settle for a Split in Las Vegas – Cubs 5, Rangers 8

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 8 WP – Robbie Ross (2-0) LP – Carlos Villanueva (0-2) Save – Chad Bell (1) The Cubs could not rebound from an 8-1 hole in the seventh inning and dropped the second game at Cashman Field in Las Vegas to the Texas Rangers. The […]

Sox Feast on Feldman and Cubs Pitching – Cubs 3, White Sox 15

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs (ss) 3, White Sox 15 WP – Gavin Floyd (1-1) LP – Scott Feldman (0-2) Save – Dylan Axelrod (1) The Cubs completed their spring slate with the White Sox on Friday afternoon in Glendale … and the Sox took batting practice against Cubs’ pitching for the second time […]

Cubs Re-assign Barret Loux to Minor League Camp

The Cubs re-assigned Barret Loux to minor league camp on Thursday. The Cubs were expected to announce a full third round of spring roster moves on Thursday, but opted to just remove one player from their spring roster. The Cubs have 52 players officially on the Spring Training roster after Thursday’s roster move. More cuts […]

Ian Stewart Set to Make Spring Debut and Other Cubs News Bits

A day after multiple reports suggested that Ian Stewart would not be able to make his Cactus League debut for another week, the team announced that Stewart would make his spring debut on Thursday against the Dodgers in Glendale. Stewart is not expected to start. Dale Sveum acknowledged this would give Stewart plenty of time […]

Watkins, McNutt and Cabrera Among Second Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the second round of spring roster cuts on Monday morning. The Cubs cut six players and reduced the Spring Training roster to 53 players. The Cubs optioned Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley and Alberto Cabrera to Triple-A Iowa. Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee and non-roster invitee Nick Struck was […]

Cubs Can’t Cash ‘Em In – Cubs 2, Rangers 3

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 2, Rangers 3 WP – Robbie Ross (1-0) LP – Hisanori Takahashi (0-1) Save – Johan Yan (1) Dale Sveum finally received a solid performance from his pitching staff, but the offense could not come up with a hit late in the game and the Cubs lost for the […]

Cubs Renew Contracts of 21 Players and Other News Bits

The Cubs announced Monday that they reached agreement on contracts for all of their 21 pre-arbitration eligible players (0-3 men, automatic renewal) for the upcoming season. Five of the 21 players will receive more than the Major League minimum of $490,000 for the 2013 season. Travis Wood ($537,000), Anthony Rizzo ($498,000), Darwin Barney ($562,000), Welington […]

Cubs Held in Check by Brewers’ Pitching – Cubs 3, Brewers 4

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 3, Brewers 4 WP – Marco Estrada (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Alfredo Figaro (1) The Cubs dropped the second game of the split squad day to the Brewers in Mesa on Sunday afternoon. Edwin Jackson had a rough second outing of the spring, and […]

Cubs Cannot Dodge a Long, Sloppy Loss – Cubs 7, Dodgers 11

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 7, Dodgers 11 WP – Aaron Harang (1-0) LP – Trey McNutt (0-1) Save – None A Spring Training game that lasts for nearly four hours is never a good sign, and that was the case on Wednesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The Cubs and Dodgers played a sloppy […]