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Sat, 18 May 2013 09:23:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said SP Carlos Villanueva will be moving to the bullpen since SP Matt Garza (lat) is rejoining the starting rotation.
Thu, 16 May 2013 21:54:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) logged six shutout innings Thursday, May 16, in a rehab start for Triple-A Iowa. He allowed two hits and struck out six while not allowing a walk. He's on schedule to join the big-league club sometime next week. When Garza comes back, P Carlos Villanueva looks like the most realistic rotation casualty. Though manager Dale Sveum hasn't shut down the idea of a six-man rotation, it's unlikely to happen in the long term.
Fantasy Tip: He'll probably have around two months to work back into form so the Cubs can showcase him for a possible late-July trade. Villanueva can be dropped in mixed leagues when Garza re-establishes his rotation spot. Scott Feldman has pitched relatively well lately, and Villanueva's past bullpen experience is actually working against his fantasy value here.
Tue, 14 May 2013 14:19:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the team may use a six-man rotation when SP Matt Garza (lat) returns to the team.
Fantasy Tip: Travis Wood, Scott Feldman and Carlos Villanueva have all been carrying their weight in the rotation, so Sveum might find it too hard to bump one of them to the bullpen to make room for Garza. Don't expect the six-man rotation to last for long, though, so those three might be competing to stay in the rotation in their next few starts.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:21:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva was expected to start Wednesday, April 17, against the Texas Rangers, but that game was postponed due to rain. Rather than skipping his turn, everyone has been pushed back a day. Villanueva will now start the series finale against the Texas Rangers Thursday, April 18, with SP Jeff Samardzija pushed back one day to Friday, April 19, for the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:02:05 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva allowed three hits and a walk over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision Friday, April 12, against the San Francisco Giants. He struck out three, as he lowered his ERA to 0.64.
Fantasy Tip: Villanueva has emerged as a must-start in all NL-only fantasy leagues, but he is still not someone who can be trusted in anything but the deepest of mixed formats.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:37:41 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat, elbow) could begin the season on the disabled list depending on the results of his MRI exam. Both SPs Travis Wood and Carlos Villanueva could begin the year in the rotation as a result, with SP Scott Baker (elbow) also expected to start on the DL.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:41:03 -0800
Chicago Cubs P Carlos Villanueva would prefer to start, but he's likely headed to the bullpen.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:48:34 -0800
Chicago Cubs P Carlos Villanueva will likely be used in relief, according to manager Dale Sveum. SP Travis Wood would currently have the edge for the final rotation spot this spring.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:54:58 -0800
Chicago Cubs SPs Scott Baker, Scott Feldman, Carlos Villanueva and Travis Wood are all in competition for the final two rotation spots. "Gotta fight for the job," Wood said Tuesday, Feb. 12. "May the best man win." Feldman likely has the inside track for a spot, as he is a former 17-game winner for the Texas Rangers back in 2009.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:01:09 -0800
Updating previous items, the Chicago Cubs finalized their two-year, $10 million contract with SP Carlos Villanueva Saturday, Jan. 26. Villanueva will earn $5 million annually as part of Saturday's deal. The sides had agreed to the contract in mid-December, pending a physical.