Hoyer Addresses Trade Talk, Roster Moves and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer addressed the report that surfaced earlier in the week that the Cubs were receiving calls from teams interested in trading for Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. Hoyer said “trade talk is nonexistent right now” but knows the conversations will pick back up in late May and early June. And while the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Arrieta, Call-Up Coghlan, Place Sweeney on DL and Option Rosscup to Iowa

The Cubs made five roster moves on Saturday morning as expected. Jake Arrieta was activated from the 15-day DL. To make room on the active roster for Arrieta, Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs placed Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. The Cubs purchased the contract of […]

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Rain Delays Another Loss – Reds 3, Cubs 2

Game Twenty-Five: Cubs 2, Reds 3 WP – Alfredo Simon (4-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-3) Save – Jonathan Broxton (5) Rain delayed Tuesday’s game three different times but in the end the Cubs offense could not put enough runs on the board and the Cubs lost for the third time in four games. The […]

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Focus Remains on Samardzija and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Jeff Samardzija rumors were fueled over the weekend by the comments Matt Garza made about his former teammate. Garza said Samardzija needs to focus on pitching his way out of Chicago and Samardzija is pitching like a top of the rotation starter, one that could fetch a nice return from a contender at some […]

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Cubs Shuffle the Pen, Another Start for Villanueva and Other News and Notes

The Cubs bullpen shuffle continued Saturday when the team placed Jose Veras on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. The Cubs recalled RHP Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa to take Veras’ spot in the eight-man bullpen. The Cubs have made five roster moves with the bullpen since Thursday and will make two more […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Jose Veras on DL, Recall Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed RHP Jose Veras on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a left oblique strain retroactive to Friday. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Veras’ spot on the active roster. Jose Veras has struggled from day one of Spring Training and less than 24 hours […]

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Veras Day-to-Day, A Tune-Up for Arrieta and Other Cubs News and Notes

Prior to Friday night’s opener in Milwaukee, the Cubs announced Jose Veras is dealing with a sore left oblique. Veras is listed as day-to-day right now. The Cubs have been working with a short bullpen due to Veras’ struggles and that is one of the reasons the team decided to have a 13-man pitching staff […]

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Cubs Ramblings as Wrigley Celebrates a Milestone

Hello again, everybody. There was much ado about something this week at Wrigley as the Cubs hosted a team that is supposedly worse than them. The series got off to a good start, but things turned sour quickly and a big ole birthday cake ended up in the dumpster. So, on that random note, let’s […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/24/14

Game Twenty-One – Cubs (7-13) vs. Diamondbacks (6-18) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (1-1, 5.40/1.85/3.35) vs. Mike Bolsinger (0-1, 10.29/2.29/3.89) Weather permitting … The Cubs will try to put Wednesday’s loss behind them and […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Ruggiano on DL, Recall Ramirez and Rosscup, Option Parker to Iowa

The Cubs roster shuffle continued on Thursday morning. As expected, Justin Ruggiano was placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring tear. Instead of calling up a position player to take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Cubs have decided to have a 13-man pitching staff for a while. The Cubs recalled RHP […]

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