Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:01:51 -0800
Free-agent SP Carlos Villanueva (Cubs) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 08:39:30 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva will be the starting pitcher Saturday, July 5. SP Jeff Samardzija was originally scheduled to start, but he was traded to the Oakland Athletics.
Fri, 23 May 2014 00:51:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Villanueva picked up the save Thursday, May 22, in a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres. It was Villanueva's first save since 2010 with the Milwaukee Brewers, and it also served as the first three-inning save for the Cubs since 2007.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:48:25 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will likely make one more minor league rehab start before he's activated from the disabled list. Arrieta threw 94 pitches in 5 2/3 innings with Single-A Daytona Monday, April 21. SP Carlos Villanueva will remain in the rotation, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:45:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva will remain in the team's starting rotation.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:28:08 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva said he expects to start Sunday, April 6, unless he is told otherwise. Villanueva threw a bullpen session Friday, April 4, and felt good.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:12:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva is still scheduled to start Saturday, April 5, even though he has pitched in the first two games of the season. Manager Rick Renteria and pitching coach Chris Bosio will talk about Saturday's starter Friday, April 4.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:34:38 -0700
Chicago Cubs Ps Carlos Villanueva, Chris Rusin and Tsuyoshi Wada are the leading candidates to fill the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. "They're all still in the mix," manager Rick Renteria said. "They're all going out there and doing a nice job." Villanueva could have a slight edge because the team has four off days in the first three weeks and he could easily slide into the bullpen if needed, assuming the other starters remain on a five-day rotation.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:38:14 -0800
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said the team doesn't expect SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) to be ready for the start of the season. RP Carlos Villanueva will be stretched out to bolster the starting pitching depth.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how many starts Arrieta would have to miss in the season's first month. Regardless, Villanueva or James McDonald would likely take his spot. Neither is worth investing heavily in in NL-only leagues, obviously.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:57:05 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta will be recalled to start on Friday, Aug. 16. The team has moved P Carlos Villanueva back to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Lefty Chris Rusin's performance reportedly played a role in the decision to move Villanueva, according to Cubs beat writer Mark D. Gonzales. Arrieta will probably get a chance to stick for the rest of the season and could be worth a pickup in NL-only leagues.