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The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Brian Bogusevic on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder-infielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa to fill his roster spot.
Bogusevic has a left hamstring strain. He is batting .261 in 13 games since being recalled last month.
Lake was batting .295 with four home runs and 18 RBIs at Iowa, where he made a delayed season debut in June after fracturing a rib during spring training.
Lake was in the starting lineup, playing center field, for Friday night's game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
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Although I suppose they were as close as they could be yesterday, exchanging medical information on players and something turned up on one of the Rangers pitchers that caused the Cubs to squeeze the brakes. Names have been flying around, but Neil Ramirez, C.J. Edwards and Mike Olt seem to be the hottest names of late. Jeff Passan says the Rangers also showed interest in...
23-year-old Junior Lake will be added to Chicago’s 25-man roster and OF Brian Bogusevic will be placed on the DL before the Cubs open a three-game series at Colorado on Friday.
It is very likely that the Cubs deal Matt Garza, but we don't know where he'll land. The teams interested in Garza are the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Indians and others, but it appears that the AL teams are in the lead in the Garza race and by a wide margain, according to this report from Tom Loxas of Cubs Now:
So the Twitter-verse exploded Thursday night with numerous reports that the Rangers and Cubs were nearing a deal to send Matt Garza to Texas for up to 3 prospects. Names were even bandied about that included the likes of Luke Jackson, C.J. Edwards and a position player that varied between Mike Olt, Luis Sardinas or Jorge Alfaro. When it came to getting some of the Rangers top 20...
It appears that we’re close to having a winner in the Matt Garza sweepstakes.
FOXSports.com reports that the Rangers are close to acquiring Garza from the Cubs. According to the Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson, the deal, which involves six players, is “99 percent done” and the teams are now going over medical records.
The Cubs will receive a strong package of prospects for...
The Texas Rangers tried to acquire right-hander Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs a year ago, but an injury to Garza prevented the deal from happening.
Well, the Rangers are trying again.
The Rangers and Cubs have had extensive talks on Garza and discussed the framework of a trade, but other teams remain involved in the talks, according to major-league sources.
One of those teams...
The walk-up music for Dan Vogelbach says it all. Whenever the Kane County Cougars first baseman comes up to bat, the Stadium audio blares the “BIG BOY” snippet from Nelly’s “Air Force Ones” over and over. You know it well, the refrain from the 2002 hip-hop hit. This music choice shows you that the 5’11″ 250 pound Chicago Cubs super-prospect has a grounded sense of self...