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Cubs | Pedro Strop blows save on Wrigley anniversary

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:42:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop allowed four runs - one earned - and two walks with one hit while retiring just two batters in a relief appearance loss Wednesday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was another gut-wrenching loss for the Cubs on the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

Fantasy Tip: It was a non-save situation, but an ugly performance nonetheless. He needed 31 pitches to record two outs, and could be unavailable Thursday. He might be skating on thin ice, but there isn't really a sure fire closer waiting in the wings, either.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Cubs | Justin Ruggiano to get MRI

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:26:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) will have an MRI on his left hamstring after suffering an injury Wednesday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Ruggiano is going to get an MRI," manager Rick Renteria said. "We won't know the extent of it until he gets seen."

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers


Cubs | Justin Ruggiano to have X-rays

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) will undergo X-rays on his injured hamstring.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Justin Ruggiano injured

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:52:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Justin Ruggiano (leg) left the game in the top of the ninth inning with an apparent leg injury Wednesday, April 23. He had to be helped off the field by trainers.

Fantasy Tip: The injury looked pretty bad, and it could be related to his hamstring. Check back for more updates on Ruggiano's condition.

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Cubs | Luis Valbuena could be used at leadoff

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:32:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena is another candidate to hit in the leadoff spot this year after he set the tone with a long at-bat in the leadoff spot Tuesday, April 22. "His on-base percentage has been extremely high, especially against right-handed pitching," manager Rick Renteria said of Valbuena, who has a .420 on-base percentage against right-handed pitchers. "Yesterday, I think he set the tone. He fouled off a lot of pitches and got on base." 2B Emilio Bonifacio and OF Junior Lake have also been used at leadoff.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Jake Arrieta to make rehab start Saturday

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:23:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make another rehab start with Double-A Tennessee Saturday, April 26, and it could be his last rehab start before the team activates him from the disabled list.

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Cubs | Jose Veras works with bullpen coach

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:01:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras worked with bullpen coach Lester Strode Tuesday, April 22, as the team tries to get Veras back on track to return to the closer role. "He needs to pitch," manager Rick Renteria said of Veras. "He wants to get back out there on the hill and throw. We'll do everything we can to get him some work." One of Veras' problems may be that he isn't warming up properly.

Fantasy Tip: Until Veras can turn it around, Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon are in line for save chances in Chicago. Strop should be your first target if either are available on the wire.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Jake Arrieta to make another rehab start

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:48:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will likely make one more minor league rehab start before he's activated from the disabled list. Arrieta threw 94 pitches in 5 2/3 innings with Single-A Daytona Monday, April 21. SP Carlos Villanueva will remain in the rotation, according to manager Rick Renteria.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler rehabbing

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:02:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (hamstring) is rehabbing in Arizona but has yet to play in any games.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta on the mend

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:05:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) threw 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start at High-A Daytona Monday, April 21. It was likely his last rehab start before returning.

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Cubs | Jose Veras will get another shot

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:34:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria will give RP Jose Veras an opportunity to win the closer job back.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Fred Mitchell


Cubs | Anthony Rizzo removed early

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:25:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) was forced to leave the game Saturday, April 19, against the Cincinnati Reds due to back spasms. However, Rizzo said he does not expect to miss the game Sunday, April 20. "It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I (decided to) play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more," Rizzo said.

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Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio snaps slump

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:53:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio snapped an 0-for-13 slump at the plate with a base hit Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Fred Mitchell


Cubs | Anthony Rizzo hitting well to start season

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:50:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to five games Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds. "He did a really nice job again. He continues to move forward in a consistent manner," manager Rick Renteria said. "They are all striving to get better, but he is certainly showing that he's having a nice start." Rizzo is 20-for-58 in 15 games for a .345 average.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Fred Mitchell


Cubs | Jake Arrieta to make at least one more rehab start

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:03:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make at least one more rehab start for Triple-A Iowa before he could rejoin the starting rotation. Arrieta throw a side session in front of pitching coach Chris Bosio Friday, April 18, to allow Bosio to evaluate Arrieta.

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Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Almora Albert OF
Anderson Dennis C
Anderson Lars 1B
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier SS
Baker John C
Barney Darwin 2B
Bautista Luis C
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Bonifacio Emilio 2B
Borbon Julio OF
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Bristow Justin P
Bryant Kris 3B
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Burnett Alex RP
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
Castillo Lendy P
Castillo Welington C
Castro Starlin SS
Cates Zach P
Cavazos Andy RP
Cervenka Hunter P
Chapman Jaye P
Coghlan Chris OF
Coleman Joseph P
Coles Corey OF
Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Wilson C
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. P
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Fujikawa Kyuji RP
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
Gonzalez Edgar INF
Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
Gregg Davy OF
Gresky David OF
Grimm Justin P
Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
Harben Adam P
Hardman Clark OF
Harris Tyrelle P
Hempy Arik P
Henderson James P
Hendricks Kyle SP
Hernandez Diory INF
Hernandez Robert P
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Hottovy Tommy RP
Howard Ben SP
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Brett OF
Jackson Edwin SP
Jackson Jon P
Jackson Nic OF
Jackson Randy P
Jan Carlos P
Jimenez Eloy OF
Johnson Grant P
Johnson Jonathan J. 3B
Johnson Leon OF
Johnson Pierce P
Jokisch Eric SP
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Kalish Ryan OF
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
Lake Junior OF
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Lebron Jesse P
Lewis Jensen RP
Lockhart Daniel SS
Lopaze Danny 1B
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Lopez Rafael C
Lorick Jeffrey P
Loux Barret P
Macias David OF
Made Jose INF
Maestri Alessandro P
Malave Mark C
Marcano Ricardo 3B
Marsello Jake P
Martinez Ericdervid P
Matchulat Toby P
Mateo Marcos RP
Mathes J.R. P
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McDonald James SP
McNutt Trey P
McQuade Tony OF
Mejia Jefferson P
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
Mitchell Tarlandas P
Morgan Ryan INF
Morris A.J. P
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
Mota Jonathan INF
Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Muschko Craig P
Nagel Jonathan P
Negrin Yoanner RP
Norwood Ryan INF
Olt Mike 3B
Opitz Jake 2B
Oropesa Eddie RP
Overholt Sean P
Paniagua Juan Carlos P
Papelbon Jeremy SP
Parker Blake RP
Pawelek Mark P
Peralta Starling P
Perkins Vince P
Petrick Billy RP
Pignatiello Carmen P
Pimentel Carlos SP
Pineda Francoris P
Pineiro Joel SP
Pineyro Ivan SP
Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Neil SP
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Roquet Rocky P
Rosscup Zach P
Ruggiano Justin OF
Rusin Chris SP
Russell James RP
Sabates Roberto C
Samardzija Jeff SP
Sanchez Daniel SS
Sanchez Jonathan RP
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
Schierholtz Nate OF
Schlitter Brian P
Scioscia Matt INF
Searle Ryan P
Serrano Juan Yasser P
Shafer Aaron P
Shipman Andrew P
Shoulders Rock 1B
Siegfried Christopher P
Silva Rubi OF
Silverio Pedro P
Simokaitis Joe SS
Smith Carlton RP
Soler Jorge OF
Sontag Ryan OF
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Sweeney Ryan OF
Szczur Matt OF
Szuminski Jason P
Taylor Scott P
Thomas Anthony INF
Tidball Adam C
Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
Underwood Chad P
Underwood Duane P
Valaika Chris SS
Valbuena Luis 3B
Valdez Jeudy INF
Vento Stephen P
Veras Jose RP
Villanueva Carlos SP
Villanueva Christian 3B
Vitters Josh OF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Vogelbach Dan 1B
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Watkins Logan 2B
Weathers Casey P
Wells Casper OF
Whiteside Eli C
Wick Olin C
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis SP
Wright Ty OF
Wright Wesley RP
Wyatt Jonathan OF
Zych Tony P

Bell David TO
Borzello Mike TO
Bosio Chris PC
Brumley Mike TO
Bush Randy TO
Castro Jose TO
Deer Rob TO
Dorey Matt TO
Epstein Theo TO
Font Franklin TO
Hinske Eric TO
Hoyer Jed GM
Hyde Brandon TO
Jones Gary TO
Lilly Ted TO
Littlefield Dave TO
Madison Jaron TO
McLeod Jason TO
Mueller Bill TO
Quirk Jamie TO
Renteria Rick MAN
Riggans Mark PC
Strode Lester TO

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