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MLB News: The Chicago Cubs claimed infielder Cody Ransom off of waivers from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. His role is expected to be the utility infielder for the Cubs. The journeymen veteran will be playing for his 8th team in 11 seasons.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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This is a short Cubs minor league recap seeing as the Iowa Cubs and Kane County Cougars were postponed.
Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Huntsville Stars 1
Eric Jokisch struckout 7 and walked none over 6 innings today. He gave up 3 hits and no runs. The 23-year old left-hander is off to a fantastic start in AA. He's thrown 6 innings in each of his three starts and has not allowed more than...
Matt Hilsinger and Daniel Robertson each smacked a two-run home run, leading the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Papago Sports Complex Field #2 (AKA "Connie Mack Field") in Phoenix, AZ.
Kevin Encarnacion roped a two-run double down the RF line and Wilfredo Petit followed with an RBI single one...
MLB News: The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of relief pitcher Kevin Gregg from Triple-A Iowa, just two days after signing him to a minor league deal. He will attempt to strengthen a battered, talent-lacking bullpen.
Fantasy Ramifications: Let’s be honest here. On almost any other team Gregg would be used as a mop-up reliever. On the Cubs he very well could get his shot at...
If you’ve paid attention over the first part of this season, the Cubs’ bullpen has been pretty bad and got even worse when Kyuji Fujikawa got shelled in a couple of appearances and then was put on the disabled list. Today, ESPN Chicago put up a blog suggesting that the Cubs probably should have put Fujikawa on the DL to start the season, but forgot to for whatever reason.
MLB News: Tuesday the Chicago Cubs activated 2B Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list. He began the season on the disabled list because of a deep gash in his knee.
Fantasy Ramifications: Barney will be a mainstay in the Cubs lineup, not because of his bat but rather because of his superior defensive skills. His fantasy value is minimal at best due to his lack of power, speed...
Welcome to the first weekly minor league report on WSD of the 2013 season! For those of you unfamiliar with this weekly feature, it focuses specifically on the actual prospects in the minor leagues – and sometimes the younger players already in the majors – and tracks their recent and season-long successes and unfortunately, failures as they present themselves.
Last year, the...
Hot News for RP Kameron Loe
The Ricketts family, who bought the Chicago Cubs in 2009, has agreed to a $500 million renovation to Wrigley Field with the city and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.