Cubs option Russell to Triple-A after completing suspension

Sports 05/02/19, 14:20

The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred closer Brandon Morrow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Thursday.Russell was eligible to rejoin the Cubs ...

Cubs’ Lester could be close to return after simulated game

Sports 04/20/19, 12:29

Cubs ace Jon Lester could be close to rejoining Chicago's rotation after pitching a simulated game.Lester threw 45 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon says he looked "very good," and the Cubs will see how he feels Sunday before determining the next step. Maddon did not rule out a return for ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

Baseball 04/09/19, 01:34

First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job.Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday."That will build their confidence. They need ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

Baseball 04/08/19, 16:42

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday.Brad Brach, Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop combined for seven innings of four-hit ball after ...

Strop has strained hamstring; Martinez to go on injured list

Baseball 03/14/19, 02:00

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has a strained right hamstring, eliminating the likely candidate to close at the start of the season as Brandon Morrow recovers from elbow surgery.Strop, a 33-year-old right-hander, felt a hamstring issue on his last pitch Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, his second appearance of ...

source: reliever Brach agrees to $4.35M deal with Cubs

Sports 01/24/19, 16:27

A person familiar with the situation says free agent reliever Brad Brach and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $4.35 million.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Brach and the Cubs have options for 2020.The right-hander had ...

Cubs’ Morrow has elbow surgery, likely to start season late

Sports 12/06/18, 19:48

Closer Brandon Morrow likely will miss the start of the season for the Chicago Cubs following arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow last month.Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein revealed Thursday that Morrow's operation took place on Nov. 6. The Cubs waited to make an announcement because Morrow's recovery ...

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