Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:03:10 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said over the weekend that RP Pedro Strop could be thrust into the closer role if and when RP Kevin Gregg is traded this month. "He's obviously one of the higher candidates just because he's pitched in high-profile games already in the big leagues," said Sveum of Strop, who pitched well in two playoff games for the Baltimore Orioles last fall. Strop hasn't allowed a run in eight outings with the Cubs since being traded July 2.
Fantasy Tip: If you're in search of saves, it would be wise to pick up Strop or Blake Parker now. Strop will be the next in line if Gregg is traded, which is expected. But don't count out Parker making his way to the ninth inning if Strop struggles.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:10:52 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said RPs Matt Guerrier and Pedro Strop won't be handed the eighth-inning setup role in front of RP Kevin Gregg. "I think (Blake) Parker pretty much put himself in that role right now," Sveum said. "It's pretty much going to be Parker and Gregg in those last two innings."
Fantasy Tip: Blake Parker is the main handcuff to Kevin Gregg in case the incumbent closer is traded at this month's deadline. If that happened, Guerrier or Strop would likely move into a setup role. Own Parker in deep mixed leagues if you're searching for saves. Guerrier and Strop can be ignored, for now.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 11:26:27 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of RP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, RP Rafael Dolis (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 27, because of a forearm strain. RP Alex Burnett was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster for Parker.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:51:47 -0700
The Chicago Cubs reassigned Ps Chris Rusin, Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, Casey Coleman, Jensen Lewis and Blake Parker, SS Edwin Maysonet, 1B Brad Nelson and OFs Brian Bogusevic, Johermyn Chavez and Darnell McDonald to minor league camp Friday, March 22.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:13:45 -0800
The Chicago Cubs re-signed RP Blake Parker to a minor league deal Sunday, Nov. 18.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:45:47 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Joe Mather and Ps Manuel Corpas, Justin Germano and Blake Parker cleared waivers and were outrighted to Triple-A Iowa Friday, Oct. 26.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 11:15:30 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have placed RP Blake Parker (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list because of reoccurring discomfort from an earlier bone contusion.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:59:48 -0700
The Chicago Cubs activated P Blake Parker (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 28, and designated P Alex Hinshaw for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:40:09 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Blake Parker (elbow) threw off a mound Friday, July 27.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:37:04 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Blake Parker (elbow) was put on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow stress reaction. He can't pick up a baseball for 30 days and will treat it like a stress fracture.