Renteria Meets the Media and Other Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria was formally introduced to the Chicago media on Thursday and donned a Cubs’ jersey for the first time. Renteria will wear no. 16, his old high school number. Renteria has contacted all of the players via texts, phone calls or emails and has been watching video of the players as he continued his […]

Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

Cubs Outright Six Players Off 40-Man Roster

The Cubs made six rosters moves on Wednesday morning and reduced the 40-man roster to 37 players. The Cubs activated RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day DL, all three players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster. The Cubs also waived OF Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. […]

Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

Minor Matters and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs minor league system had another good week. Several of the top prospects in the organization continue to improve and the front office has started promoting players with a month of games left to be played. Kyle Hendricks earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa and was replaced on the Smokies’ roster by Dayan Diaz. […]

Cubs Option Clevenger to Iowa, Transfer Putnam to 60-Day DL and Update Baker’s Status

The Cubs made two roster moves on Friday and updated the status of one of their injured pitchers. Steve Clevenger was activated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Clevenger was on a rehab assignment with the I-Cubs that expired last week. Clevenger reportedly tweaked his left oblique just before his rehab assignment […]

From the Wire … Henry Rodriguez Added to 25-man Roster, Raley Optioned to Triple-A

As expected, according to multiple reports, the Cubs have activated Henry Rodriguez and the former Nationals’ reliever will be in the Cubs’ pen on Friday night. To make room on the active roster, the Cubs optioned Brooks Raley back to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs acquired Henry Rodriguez on Tuesday for minor league RHP Ian Dickson. […]

Draft Update and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are signing the players they selected in last week’s draft and while only one signing has been confirmed by Baseball America, many of the players have already reported to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa … the first stop in their professional career. The Cubs are working on signing Kris Bryant and are hoping […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 06/12/13

Game Sixty-Three: Cubs (25-37) vs. Reds (39-26) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (5-4, 2.65/1.01) vs. Mike Leake (5-3, 2.93/1.32) Weather permitting … The Cubs will try to do something they have not done in a […]

From the Wire … Raley Recalled from Iowa, Putnam Placed on the DL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have recalled LHP Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa to take Zach Putnam’s spot on the active roster. The Cubs placed Zach Putnam on the 15-day DL with elbow soreness on Wednesday morning. Putnam is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Raley is expected to remain with the club […]