From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez from the Nationals, DFA Eduardo Sanchez

The Cubs added a big arm to the bullpen mix on Tuesday night. The Cubs acquired RHP Henry Rodriguez from the Nationals for minor league right-hander Ian Dickson. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated Eduardo Sanchez for assignment. Henry Rodriguez was 0-1 in 17 games for the Nationals this season with […]

The Big Red Machine Keeps Churning Out Wins at Wrigley – Cubs 2, Reds 12

Game Sixty-Two – Cubs 2, Reds 12 WP – Tony Cingrani (3-0) LP – Matt Garza (1-1) Save – None There have been some really bad Cubs’ teams over the years but until Tuesday night there had not been a Cubs’ team that lost 11 straight games to a visiting team at Wrigley Field. The […]

Wrigley Remains Friendly to the Reds – Cubs 2, Reds 6

Game Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Reds 6 WP – Homer Bailey (4-4) LP – Scott Feldman (5-5) Save – None On an extremely foggy night at the old ballyard that nearly halted play, the Cubs lost their tenth straight game to the Reds in their home park. The Cubs offense continued to struggle while Brandon […]

Burnett Baffles the Cubs – Cubs 2, Pirates 6

Game Fifty-Nine – Cubs 2, Pirates 6 WP – A.J. Burnett (4-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (3-7) Save – None The Cubs struggles against the Pirates continued on Saturday as Dale Sveum’s team dropped their fifth straight game to Pittsburgh. A.J. Burnett shut out the Cubs for 8 1/3 innings before Alfonso Soriano (1-for-4 with […]

Cubs Pen Implodes and Ends the Streak – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 12

Game Fifty-Four – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 12 WP – Ian Kennedy (3-3) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-3) Save – None The Cubs winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after Jeff Samardzija and the bullpen could not hold a 3-1 lead. The Diamondbacks scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth inning with […]

From the Wire … Cubs Place Dolis on DL, DFA Burnett and Call-Up Parker from Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made three more changes to the bullpen on Saturday. The Cubs placed RHP Rafael Dolis on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 27 with a right forearm strain and selected the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and recalled him from […]

Cubs Bullpen Shuffle Continues and Other News and Notes

The Cubs continued tinkering with the bullpen on Thursday with the addition of Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa. In the last 10 days, the Cubs have moved Carlos Villanueva to the pen, claimed reliever Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals, designated Michael Bowden for assignment, placed Shawn Camp on the DL, recalled Rafael Dolis, […]

Wood Slams the Sox – Cubs 8, White Sox 3

Game Fifty-Two – Cubs 8, White Sox 3 WP – Travis Wood (5-3) LP – Jake Peavy (6-3) Save – None The Cubs posted a season-high fourth win in a row on Thursday afternoon behind a grand performance by Travis Wood. Wood not only limited the White Sox to two runs on a day the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-up Putnam from Triple-A Iowa, Option Burnett to Iowa

The Cubs made three roster moves on Thursday morning. The Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called him up from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster, the Cubs optioned RHP Alex Burnett, who they claimed off waivers from Baltimore on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/13

The longball was the center of attention at the start of the week, as Iowa ended up getting them from unexpected sources in Edwin Maysonet and Donnie Murphy. Arismendy Alcantara continues to amaze in Tennessee as he hit his seventh longball of the season. Meanwhile, Kane County’s Dan Vogelbach got himself back on track by […]