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Cubs | Kyuji Fujikawa leaves extended spring start

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:16:45 -0700

According to reports, Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) called the trainer to the mound and left his extended spring training outing Monday, April 14. It was his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Phil Rogers


Cubs | Chris Rusin optioned

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:02:32 -0700

The Chicago Cubs optioned SP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa Sunday, April 13.

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Cubs | Blake Parker called up

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:01:14 -0700

The Chicago Cubs recalled RP Blake Parker from the minors Sunday, April 13.

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Cubs | Jose Veras will not close for now

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:37:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said RP Jose Veras will be taken out of the closer role for now.

Fantasy Tip: The team has not named a replacement at this point, but Pedro Strop and James Russell are the most likely options to receive save opportunities. Strop probably would get the first chance to close a game. Owners looking for saves can consider adding one of these relievers, but there is a chance Veras regains the job at some point.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer


Cubs | Chris Rusin recalled

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.

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


Cubs | Jake Arrieta to make another rehab start

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make at least one more rehab start. The reports from his outing with Double-A Tennessee Thursday, April 10, were encouraging.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta makes another rehab start

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:00:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) allowed three hits and walked two while striking out four in 3 2/3 innings in his second rehab start. He threw 40 of his 66 pitches for strikes.

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Cubs | Mike Olt, Junior Lake starting

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:20:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt and OF Junior Lake are receiving starts against a right-handed pitcher Thursday, April 10. Manager Rick Renteria explained the move because of the fact that Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole has similar splits against righties and lefties. "These are two young players who we're going to try to get them as much playing time as we can," Renteria said of Olt and Lake. "We're trying to find spots that can give them an opportunity to gain some confidence." OFs Ryan Sweeney and Nate Schierholtz are batting .174 and .118 respectively against righties this year.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo with four knocks

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:10:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits Wednesday, April 9.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo ties career high

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:59:46 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits Wednesday, April 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is the second time he has had four base hits to left field or center.

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Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio sets franchise mark

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:59:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B-OF Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Wednesday, April 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bonifacio tied a franchise mark set in 1954 with his 19th hit over his first eight games. That's the third most of any MLB play in the first eight games since 1961.

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Cubs | Junior Lake, Mike Olt haven't faced a RH SP

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:19:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake and 3B Mike Olt haven't started against a right-handed pitcher through seven games this year. Lake is frustrated by his lack of playing time and feels that he's pressing because he's only facing lefty hurlers. General manager Jed Hoyer said the matchups that two of the right-handed pitchers they've faced are power-sinker types that did better against righty bats than lefties.

Fantasy Tip: It may require patience, but now is probably a good time to stash Lake if he has been dropped. He was hitting above his head last year, but part of it was justified because he made so much hard contact. He's a burgeoning source of power and speed that could make a bigger dent for fantasy lineups as the summer.

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


Cubs | Carlos Villanueva staying in rotation

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:45:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva will remain in the team's starting rotation.

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Cubs | Jose Veras trending in wrong direction

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:08:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras' stuff was trending downward as spring training progressed, and he has been rocked early on this season. Manager Rick Renteria said he's not worried about Veras.

Fantasy Tip: The odds are that Pedro Strop steals the job eventually. Save speculators can pick him up in mixed leagues, but he needs to be owned in NL-only leagues.

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


Cubs | Mitch Maier released

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:47:12 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have released OF Mitch Maier, making him a free agent.

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Chicago Cubs Player News

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 Casey SP
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
Lopez Andrew OF
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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