Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:14:35 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano will be called up Monday, July 20, from Class AAA Iowa. SP Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment. Jackson is in the third year of a four-year, $52 million contract.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano could figure into the closing mix soon and is worth grabbing in NL-only leagues and watching in mixed leagues.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:25:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada could be in danger of losing his spot in the starting rotation after being beaten up by the Washington Nationals in just 3 2/3 innings Friday, June 5, although manager Joe Maddon said he's not ready to make a change just yet. Ps Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson are candidates from the bullpen that could shift to a starting post. Wood has given up two runs in 6 1/3 innings since moving to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Wada ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is obviously a weak FantasyScore option if he remains in the rotation, and he doesn't have much strikeout upside. Neither does Wood if he were to return to a starting role. None of Chicago's options to fill out the backside of the rotation should be owned in shallow mixed leagues.
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:24:06 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood will serve as the team's No. 5 starting pitcher to open the season, with SP Edwin Jackson to open in the bullpen. However, Wood will be slotted into the No. 4 starting post so the Cubs don't have back-to-back lefties in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Wood's ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) first start of the season lines up at the Colorado Rockies next Friday. We don't recommend using the veteran southpaw at Coors Field at FantasyScore in his season debut.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:26:36 -0800
Chicago Cubs SPs Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Felix Doubront and others are battling to be the fifth starter this season.
Fantasy Tip: The others would include Justin Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada. This is a battle to monitor throughout spring training, as the winner will hold value in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats. Continue to check back for updates.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:27:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson will move to the bullpen for the final week of the season, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:21:42 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson is currently penciled in to start one of the games next weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers but manager Rick Renteria said that remains up in the air. SP Eric Jokisch could start in place of Jackson if he is taken out of the rotation.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:10:04 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) was officially activated from the disabled list Friday, Sept. 19, to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:20:15 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Sept. 19.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) will throw a simulated game this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:33:14 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) will throw a bullpen session during the series with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is expected to return before the end of the season to make another start.