Cubs Shut Down Jacob Turner with Flexor Strain and Bone Bruise in Right Elbow

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have shut down RHP Jacob Turner and he will begin the season on the disabled list. An MRI on Turner’s right elbow revealed a flexor strain and bone bruise but no ligament damage. Turner will reportedly get a second opinion on the injury The Cubs have not provided a […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez is Thinking Too Much and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs slipped to 0-5-1 on the spring with Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Padres and the noise got louder about the team’s winless record in the Cactus League. Entirely too much is being made about a team that has used mainly minor leaguers up for the day from the sixth inning on. As Joe […]


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Chris Bosio Talked Cubs Pitching on 670 The Score

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio spent time last Friday on the Mully and Hanley Show (670 The Score) and discussed his pitching staff the day after the team’s first Spring Training game. Chris Bosio has a reputation of being brutally honest with his players and he did not mix his words during his interview with […]


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Cubs Strikeout in Bid for First Spring Win – Rangers 6, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 4, Rangers (ss) 6 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Edwar Cabrera (1) Jake Arrieta struggled with his command in his first spring start. Eric Jokisch was hit rather hard. The Cubs offense struck out 12 times in the first six innings. And […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rangers – 03/08/15

Spring Training Game Five: Cubs (0-3-1) vs. Rangers (ss) (1-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Jake Arrieta (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (0-0, -.–, -.–) The Cubs get back to work this afternoon against a Rangers’ split squad in Mesa. And […]


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Cubs Sign LHP Phil Coke to a Minor League Contract

Updated 11:53pm CST – According to Hardball Talk, Phil Coke can earn at least $2.25 million if he makes the Cubs roster out of Spring Training. The minor league deal includes $900,000 appearance-based incentives package. Patrick Mooney added that Phil Coke still has to pass a physical and that is the reason the Cubs did […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler, the Fifth Rotation Spot and Cubs News from Day Eleven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 2 days Rain shortened the Cubs workouts Monday. The outdoor drills Joe Maddon had planned were pushed to Tuesday as the players took advantage of the indoor facilities at the Cubs complex. And photo day was a huge success on Twitter. Jorge Soler spoke with the beat writers Monday […]


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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Maddon officially named Lester his Opening Night starter. Maddon also confirmed that Kyle Hendricks is basically […]


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Joe Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation for First Six Spring Games, Jon Lester to Make Debut Friday

The Cubs begin play in the Cactus League on Thursday with a split squad day. And on Monday, Joe Maddon announced his starting rotation for the first six exhibition games. Travis Wood (A’s) and Jacob Turner (Giants) get the Cactus League openers on Thursday. And Wood will oppose fellow lefty Barry Zito at Sloan Park. Jon […]


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The Daily CCO: A Positive Start to Spring Training and Cubs News from Day Nine of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 4 days Based on the volume of reports from Mesa, it’s been a good start to the spring for the Chicago Cubs. Jon Lester commented Saturday how impressed he’s been with Joe Maddon and pointed out that his new manager is as advertised. Maddon has set a positive tone […]


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