Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/14/14

With All-Star season upon us in the minors, some reshuffling of personnel can be expected. Here are some moves that may happen: Kris Bryant to Iowa: Okay, so I started with an obvious one. It seems pretty clear that Bryant is ready for the next level, yet still has work to do with his defense […]

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Cubs Sign Yorvit Torrealba to a Minor League Deal

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have signed Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. The veteran catcher is at the Cubs’ facility in Mesa and there is not a timetable on when he will report to a minor league affiliate. Yorvit Torrealba was signed for catching depth and it will take him some time […]

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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Signed, Sealed and Delivered

The Cubs announced Wednesday the signing of first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs signed Schwarber to a bonus of $3.125 million, which is $1,496,200 under-slot. And not long after the signing was announced, reports surfaced that Schwarber was already in Boise to prepare for the Hawks opener on Friday. The Cubs view Schwarber […]

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The Daily CCO: Castillo Out for at Least Two Weeks, Cubs Sticking with 13-Man Pitching Staff

Welington Castillo landed on the disabled list again on Tuesday. And the injury that was downplayed as a sore back following Sunday’s game, in which he was lifted in the fourth inning, was brushed off again on Tuesday. Castillo was placed on the 15-day DL with left rib cage inflammation, not an oblique injury which […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 06/03/14

Game Fifty-Five – Cubs (20-34) vs. Mets (28-29) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 188, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (1-1, 3.20/1.50/2.71) vs. Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.31/1.44/3.51) The Cubs open a six-game homestand tonight with the first of three against the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs DFA Jose Veras, Place Welington Castillo on 15-Day DL, Call-Up Eli Whiteside

According to multiple reports, the Cubs designed RHP Jose Veras for assignment on Tuesday in order to make room on the 40-man roster for C Eli Whiteside. The Cubs had to add Whiteside to the 40-man roster due to an injury to Welington Castillo. The Cubs placed Welington Castillo on the 15-day DL with a […]

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The Daily CCO: Big Week Ahead for the Cubs

This is an important week for the future of the Chicago Cubs. Not only could an announcement be made about the Cubs new radio partner, the draft begins Thursday and the Cubs are still scheduled to meet with the Landmarks Commission on Thursday. A report from Ed Sherman indicated Friday the Cubs are close to […]

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Samardzija Smoked, Rizzo Ejected, Cubs Blown Out – Brewers 9, Cubs 0

Game Fifty-Four: Cubs 0, Brewers 9 WP – Kyle Lohse (7-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-5) Save – None The Cubs had a bad day in Milwaukee and will have Monday’s off day to think about another embarrassing performance at Miller Park. Jeff Samardzija lasted just three innings, the shortest outing of his career. Anthony […]

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Brewers Bash Wood and Mash the Cubs – Brewers 11, Cubs 5

Game Fifty-Two: Cubs 5, Brewers 11 WP – Marco Estrada (5-2) LP – Travis Wood (5-5) Save – None Travis Wood had his worst outing in a Cubs’ uniform and three pitches into the game the Cubs were down 2-0. The Brewers hit around in the first inning and scored five times. Wood lasted only […]

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Cubs Blanked By The Bay – Giants 4, Cubs 0

Game Fifty: Cubs 0, Giants 4 WP – Tim Hudson (5-2) LP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) Save – None The Cubs could not string together any hits on Tuesday night against Tim Hudson and were shutout for the sixth time this season. The Cubs offense managed six hits, one for extra bases, and put two […]

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