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The Chicago Cubs have purchased the contract of infielder Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa.
Murphy, 30, will provide infield depth for the Cubs.
While at Triple-A, Murphy batted .265/.338/.457 with 12 home runs. He has not appeared at the major league level this season but played 52 games for Miami last season.
In parts of seven big league season Murphy has played in 244 games and holds a .205/.270/.373 line. His biggest asset comes in the form of defense as he can play every infield position.
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With the trade deadline behind us, there are only a few major items left on the regular season checklist. Those include waiver trades, and the expansion of big league rosters in September. With the injury to Luis Valbuena and Julio Borbon being designated for assignment, the Cubs are getting a sneak preview of some guys who will likely be called up for the last month of the season...
Iowa Cubs 3 @ Salt Lake Bees 9
Mike Olt was 1-4 with a strikeout. Logan Watkins was 1-5. As I said, only 2 people actually play offense on this team. I think starting next Friday, I'm going to take a vacation from Iowa box scores and just write about anything more interesting (which, coincidentally, is anything).
Barret Loux was doing pretty well until the 6th, when the wheels...
Iowa Cubs 0 @ Tacoma Rainiers 5
Another day, another Iowa snoozefest. Luis Flores was 2-3. Darnell McDonald was 1-4 with a double. Mike Olt was 0-4 and made his 16th error on the year, but no Ks at least. Dave Sappelt got a hit. Something something Edwin Mayonnaise.
Brooks Raley got the start and was forgettable. 4 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits and 3 Ks in 5 IP. Meh. Yoanner Negrin and...
The Chicago Cubs placed infielder Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because he strained a muscle on his right side.
Chicago recalled infielder Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa to take his place. He was in the lineup at second base and batting seventh against the Dodgers on Sunday for his major league debut.
Watkins was the Cubs' 2012 minor league player of...
In this edition of the Future Alert, I’d like to update the WSD Top 13 Prospect List, compare our farm system today to it at various points over the past year and a half, and catch up on the latest news across the Cubs system.
Eloy Jimenez - The Cubs made their long-awaited signing of #1 international prospect Eloy Jimenez, and outfielder from the Dominican Republic. The Cubs...
Iowa Cubs 4 @ Salt Lake Bees 5
Ty Wright went 2-2 with 2 homers. Mike Olt has a .249 OPS and has an ISO of 0 over his last ten. Edwin Mayonnaise had a double. Nobody else is remotely worth mentioning.
Tennessee Smokies 0 @ Jacksonville Suns 1
Matt Szczur was 2-4. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-4 with a SB and has yet to really work his way out of the cold snap he's been in lately...
The Chicago Cubs today named Single-A Kane County Cougars first baseman Dan Vogelbach and Double-A Tennessee Smokies pitcher Matt Loosen the organization’s minor league player and pitcher of the month for July.
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...
Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena sat out Saturday's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a right oblique strain. After the game, as MLB.com's Manny Randhawa reports, the Cubs announced that they will place Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list.
The move should become official before Sunday's game, so the Cubs have a chance to make a roster move to fill...
Yesterday, I went to Wrigley Field for only the second time all season. Anno and I were both there and later on we went back to my place with MRubio to have #ItalianBeefHelmet to celebrate life. The Cubs did lose the game, though we had a good time throughout the day. I also got to experience the crappy sides of Lollapalooza…first, the traffic as I nearly couldn’t get Anno...
The Cubs look to be comfortably back to being terrible...so terrible that Sunday's lineup is: DeJesus, Lake, Rizzo, Navarro, Schierholtz, Ransom, Watkins, Murphy, Villanueva. Oof. And yes, that's Logan Watkins that has been promoted to take Luis Valbuena's spot, who went on the disabled list with an oblique injury. Watkins had a slash line of 243/333/379 over 412 AB...
Video: Must have been out late last night..
He’s probably had better days.