Found May 18, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
Elbow surgery, a lat strain, three rehab starts, and ten months later, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza will be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday, May 21 to face the Pittsburgh Pirates later that night. Tuesday will be Garza’s first start since July 21, 2012, the longest period of time that Garza has been absent from professional baseball in his career. Following a solid rehab start for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, which saw the Chicago starter work six innings, giving up no runs or walks with six strikeouts, Garza felt ready for a return to the Chicago rotation. Cubs manager Dale Sveum would concur, placing Garza back in the rotation (this coming Tuesday) and moving Carlos Villanueva back to the bullpen. In eight starts this season, Villanueva has posted a 3.93 ERA through 52.2 innings of work. While no announcement has been made regarding who will be demoted to add space for Garza on the Cub’s 25 player roster, both the Cubs and Garza are happy to get things going for 2013 and pick up where the right-hander left off last summer.

Wife throws beer in husband's face after he spills hers protecting her from HR ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A Chicago Cubs fan in the left field bleachers at Sunday's game at Wrigley Field tried to be a gentleman and protect his wife from a home run ball, but ended up getting doused with her full cup of beer. It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning as Cubs pitcher Travis Wood homered to left field. The man tried to protect his wife...

Cubs' Matt Garza to be activated Tuesday

After a good week of rehab, Matt Garza began to speculate that he would be ready for a Major League return soon.  The plan was to allow his bullpen session on Saturday determine when he would come back.  It appears that session went well as the team plans to activate Garza Tuesday. According to Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago, the Cubs will not only activate Garza on Tuesday...

Cubs’ Matt Garza says he is Ready: Saturday session may determine

The Chicago Cubs may soon have a very nice problem: six starting pitchers. Matt Garza has completed four rehab starts, and he feels that he can return to the Cubs’ rotation.’s Carrie Muskat tweeted Garza’s confidence early on May 17. #Cubs Matt Garza says he's ready to go via @wordpressdotcom — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May...

2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Updated Stats (thru 5/18)

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training updated stats (thru 5/18) Tags: EXST Cubs Extended Spring TrainingRead more about 2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Updated Stats (thru 5/18)

Theo Epstein and the Cubs Rebuilding Still A Work in Progress

The Chicago Cubs are suffering through a disappointing stretch, marred by a struggling offense, inconsistent middle and backend relief, and questionable leadership at the hands of Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein. The starting rotation and ever-patient northside faithful have been the sole glimmers of hope for the young, yet telling season. With a little over two months remaining before...

Nate Schierholtz, Platoon Specialist

At some point during today’s Cubs victory, Roobs was wondering how Nate Schierholtz did in San Francisco as a Giant because he was having a pretty good season so far.  Enter Wendy Thurm, who is a really smart lady and is a good follow on the Twitterz.  Nate was really just a part-time player on the Giants as well, but he was a solid contributor and as such he was awarded a World...

Cubs 8, Mets 2

Scott Feldman pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and drove in two runs with a big two-out double, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Saturday. The Cubs have won five of seven and can win three straight series for the first time with a victory on Sunday. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and his first home run since signing a seven-year contract on Monday....


I feel like this season has reached a true crossroads, and the parallels between this season and last are eerie. In 2012, the Cubs lost a number of close games due to bullpen meltdowns. The team found itself 8-15 at the end of April compared to this year’s Cubs which found themselves 10-16 at the end of April cursing a leaky bullpen. The 2012 Cubs made an interesting run in early...

Cubs May 16 Minor League Recap

Matt Garza tossed six shutout innings for AAA Iowa in his fourth rehab start, Ty Wright blasted a pair of homers for Tennessee, and three Kane County relief pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout on Thursday.

A Whole New Ball Game

Minor League Baseball in the Chicagoland area is nearing the start of the 2013 season. That can only mean that summer is approaching in the Windy City. However, wait a few minutes and that weather can change. In Illinois there are ten Minor League ball clubs representing different levels and leagues. A change for one minor league club, the Kane County Cougars, was a note worthy...

Cubs-Pirates Preview

If the Pittsburgh Pirates truly want to contend, they will probably need to improve their play against the lowly Chicago Cubs. The Pirates, who dropped their first series against the Cubs, expect to have Andrew McCutchen back in the lineup as they try to spoil Matt Garza's season debut in Tuesday night's opener of a three-game home set. Pittsburgh (26-18) has won eight...
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