Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:40:55 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Dallas Beller was offically recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, July 9, to start against the Cincinnati Reds, as expected. In a corresponding move, SP Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: Beeler didn't allow an earned run in his last start and struck out six batters in six innings. He is auditioning for a permanent spot in the Cubs' rotation worth adding in NL-only leagues. Take a wait-and-see approach in mixed leagues.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:00:00 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will recall SP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.
Wed, 07 May 2014 12:44:39 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Chris Rusin threw a no-hitter for Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, May 7, striking out three and walking two in the process. He threw 72 of his 118 pitches for strikes.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:02:32 -0700
The Chicago Cubs optioned SP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa Sunday, April 13.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:01:58 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have recalled P Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa. The team also optioned P Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa.
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.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:52:31 -0800
The Chicago Cubs could still look to add to their stable of starting pitchers, but they've made it clear they won't go for one of the big remaining free-agent pitchers on the market, including free-agent SP Matt Garza (Rangers). Ps Justin Grimm, Kyle Hendricks and Chris Rusin could be candidates to compete for a rotation spot if nobody else is added. The Cubs also will not re-sign Scott Baker. Free-agent SPs Paul Maholm (Braves) and Jason Hammel (Orioles) have been linked to Chicago.
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.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:41:25 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Chris Rusin will enter the rotation to take the place of SP Matt Garza, who was traded to the Texas Rangers. Rusin has a chance to stick in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Rusin should only be a candidate for addition in NL-only leagues until he proves himself worthy of a full-time rotation spot in Chicago.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:49:41 -0700
The Chicago Cubs optioned SP Chris Rusin to the minors and designated RP Shawn Camp for assignment.