Cubs Release Minor Leaguers RHP Nick Struck and OF Reggie Golden

According to Baseball America, RHP Nick Struck and OF Reggie Golden were among the minor league players released prior to the end of Spring Training as the front office assembled the minor league rosters. Nick Struck was the Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 after posting a 14-10 record in 28 games, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/24/14

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2014 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments […]

Baez and Ibarra Lead Cubs to First Win of the Spring – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Marcus Hatley (1-0) LP – Mike Fiers (0-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (1) Javier Baez homered, Eric Jokisch tossed three innings of no-hit, shutout baseball and Walter Ibarra broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh with a two-run single as the Cubs topped the […]

Cubs Retain Rights to RHP Chang-Yong Lim and Invite to Spring Training

According to a report from South Korea, the Cubs have retained the rights to RHP Chang-Yong Lim and he will report to Mesa on Feb. 13 to compete for a spot in the Cubs’ pen on a non-roster invite. The Cubs signed Chang-Yong Lim to a two-year minor league contract in December of 2012. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/23/13

As we head into the holidays, the winter seasons begin to wind down and prepare for the playoffs. This past week pitching was still the story as several players who may have been thought to be done for the winter, such as Jeffry Antigua, Alberto Cabrera, and Eduardo Figueroa, resurfaced. Meanwhile, both Frank Batista and […]

Cubs Working on the Big League Roster, Focus on the Minors and Other News and Rumors

Weekend Update It could be a very busy 72 hours throughout the game leading up to Christmas, especially if the Rakuten Eagles finally make a decision, one way or the other, to post Masahiro Tanaka. Players prefer to know where they will be playing prior to the holidays and there are several free agents still […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/16/13

Pitching was the storyline last week in the winter leagues as Frank Batista has emerged as a go-to reliever in the Dominican League. Carlos Pimentel raised his record to 5-0 while Ryan Searle moved to 2-0 in the Australian Baseball League. To learn more, check out today’s report.

Minor League Signings and Other Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm

While the front office has not made many changes to the 40-man roster to this point of the off-season, the Cubs have signed 14 players to minor league contracts that include non-roster invites to Spring Training. Rick Renteria and his staff spent the weekend in Mesa planning for Spring Training. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/08/13

With the winter season progressing into the second half, the Cubs winter league rosters have expanded. Outfielder Darnell McDonald has joined the Mexican Pacific League, while IF/OF Greg Rohan is now part of the Roberto Clemente League. In addition, pitcher Ryan Searle made his winter debut. To see how the fresh faces, as well as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/02/13

The end of November is the traditional half way point of the winter leagues and Hermosillo was crowned first half champion of the Mexican Pacific League. Both Junior Lake and Rubi Silva continue to be the hitting stories, while Carlos Pimentel, Yoanner Negrin, and Frank Del Valle all had good outings on the mound. For […]