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.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:37:23 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Chris Rusin will make the start against Tuesday, July 2, after the team traded SP Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the day.
Fantasy Tip: Ignore Rusin in all leagues. Jake Arrieta, who was acquired from Baltimore in the Feldman swap, should interest those in NL-only leagues. There's a good chance the Cubbies give Arrieta a chance to crack the starting rotation in the second half.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:33:11 -0700
The Chicago Cubs recalled P Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 2.
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.