Little to No Offense for the Cubs – Pirates 5, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Forty-Two: Cubs 0, Pirates 5 WP – Francisco Liriano (4-10) LP – Felix Doubront (1-1) Save – None The Cubs struggles with the Pirates pitching staff continued in what ended up being the second game of a doubleheader. The Cubs were shutout for the 14th time on the season and dropped to 4-11 […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs recalled INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa. Olt is with the team at Wrigley Field but not in Friday’s starting lineup. Olt spent Wednesday and Thursday on a rehab assignment with Low-A Kane County. Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on Aug. 20 with a strained left […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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Arodys Vizcaino, Eric Jokisch, Rafael Lopez and Dan Straily Among Eight Cubs September Call-Ups

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team recalled five players from Triple-A Iowa that will spend September with the big league club and two additions to the 40-man roster. The Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. RHP Blake Parker was […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs posted a winning record in August (16-14) and will look to build on last month in September. The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the active roster Monday, plus Zac Rosscup. Rosscup was optioned to Iowa to make room on the roster for Felix Doubront to […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Cubs Blown Out Late in Nightcap, Split Day-Night Doubleheader in St. Louis – Cardinals 13, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six: Cubs 2, Cardinals 13 WP – Marco Gonzales (1-2) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2) Save – None The Cubs could not complete the sweep of the day-night doubleheader after the Cardinals turned a 1-1 game in the fifth inning into a blowout. Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fifth […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activated LHP Felix Doubront from 15-Day DL, Optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa

The Cubs made two roster moves prior to game one of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader in St. Louis. LHP Felix Doubront was activated from the 15-day disabled list and LHP Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Rosscup stayed with the team as the 26th man for Saturday’s doubleheader. Rosscup will not be available for Sunday’s finale and […]

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Reds Ran All Over the Cubs – Reds 7, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three: Cubs 2, Reds 7 WP – Dylan Axelrod (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (7-5) Save – None The Reds domination over the Cubs continued Thursday afternoon in the season finale at the Great American Ball Park. The Cubs lost to the Reds in Cincinnati for the seventh time in 10 games […]

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Cubs Come Up Short in Soler’s Debut After a Sloppy Night in Cincinnati – Reds 7, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two: Cubs 5, Reds 7 WP – Mat Latos (5-3) LP – Jacob Turner (4-8) Save – Aroldis Chapman (28) Jorge Soler hit a home run to centerfield on his first swing in the majors and went back-to-back with Luis Valbuena in the second inning to give the Cubs an early lead. […]

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