Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:24:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney will be reinstated from the paternity list Friday, July 11. Ps Blake Parker and Kyle Hendricks have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa, and RP Zach Rosscup will be called up.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:31:50 -0700
The Chicago Cubs recalled RP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.
Thu, 29 May 2014 11:25:07 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will activate RP Wesley Wright from the paternity list Thursday, May 29, and they have optioned RP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Tue, 27 May 2014 14:58:35 -0700
The Chicago Cubs placed RP Wesley Wright on the paternity list Tuesday, May 27, and recalled RP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:10:24 -0700
The Chicago Cubs recalled RPs Neil Ramirez and Zach Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa Thursday, April 24, and optioned RP Blake Parker to Iowa in a corresponding move.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:01:14 -0700
The Chicago Cubs recalled RP Blake Parker from the minors Sunday, April 13.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:19:03 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have optioned RP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.
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.