Reports: Cubs Shopping Welington Castillo, Have Meeting Scheduled with David Ross’ Agent

Updated 6:39pm CST – Theo Epstein just addressed the Castillo rumors, said the Cubs are not shopping Welington Castillo. According to reports from Jeff Passan and Chris Cotillo, the Cubs are looking to trade Welington Castillo after acquiring Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks. Reports Monday night from the Tribune and Sun-Times indicated the Cubs planned […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Acquire Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks

Updated 4:16pm CST – The Cubs announced the team acquired C Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley. With the addition of Miguel Montero, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 38 players. According to multiple reports, the Cubs have acquired Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

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Cubs Reportedly Discussing a Trade with the Diamondbacks for Miguel Montero

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Diamondbacks are discussing a trade that would send Miguel Montero to the Cubs. The front office checked in with the Tony LaRussa and Dave Stewart during the GM Meetings about what it would take to acquire Montero. The deal appears to […]

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Catcher is One of the Areas Cubs Looking to Address

One of the many areas the front office would like to address is behind the plate and with Welington Castillo and Rafael Lopez the Cubs only options at catcher, the Cubs are expected to at least add a veteran backup at the position. The Cubs began the off-season looking to upgrade the catcher position, the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Among Teams Pursuing David Ross

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are among four teams known to be pursuing free agent catcher David Ross. Rosenthal reported the Braves, Red Sox and Padres are the other teams interested in signing Ross. Other teams could also be looking at the veteran catcher for a back-up role. ESPN Chicago added […]

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Cubs Tender Contracts to Eight of Ten Arbitration Eligible Players, Non-Tender John Baker and Wesley Wright

The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of the ten players on the roster arbitration eligible for the 2015 season and the 22 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years (automatic renewal) of service time. Travis Wood was among the eight players tendered contracts for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not tender contracts to […]

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Cubs Face Roster Decisions Prior to Non-Tender Deadline

To tender or not to tender, that’s the next question for the front office. Tuesday (11:00pm CST) is the deadline to tender contracts to players for the 2015 season. The Cubs have 10 players on the roster that are arbitration eligible for next year and 22 players with 0-3 years (automatic renewals) of service time […]

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Report: Cubs Have Talked to the Diamondbacks about Miguel Montero

According to a report from Nick Piecoro in the Arizona Repblic, the Cubs are one of at least three teams that have talked to the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero. The White Sox and Dodgers have also spoken with Arizona about its backstop. The Diamondbacks “continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety […]

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The Daily CCO: Backup Options for the Outfield, Updating Lester and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Not only are the Cubs waiting on Jon Lester, but the front office has roster decisions to make while looking for backup options in the outfield. Thursday is the deadline (10:59pm CST) for teams to file their reserve rosters at the Major League and minor league levels to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. […]

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Will the Cubs Explore Trading for Miguel Montero?

The Blue Jays stepped up and landed a starting catcher Monday when Alex Anthopoulos outbid Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer for Russell Martin. Reports suggested the Cubs finished a close second to Toronto for Martin and were willing to add a fifth year “in certain scenarios” and go beyond the four-year deal for $64-65 million […]

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