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Cubs promote C Kyle Schwarber from Double-A to be DH

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have promoted touted prospect Kyle Schwarber from Double-A Tennessee. Schwarber is available for Tuesday night's game against Cleveland and will serve as the designated hitter when the Cubs spend the next five days in American League ballparks. The 22-year-old was selected by the Cubs with the fourth overall pick in last year's draft. The catcher hit...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs call up reliever Brian Schlitter from Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs recalled right-handed reliever Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday. Schlitter was available in Sunday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. In nine appearances with the Cubs this season, Schlitter has allowed six runs in 6 2-3 innings with an 0-2 record. He gave up two runs over 13 innings in 14 relief appearances for Iowa. To make room...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Cardinals Really Know How to Draft Pitchers Better?

From CubsfaninCA...Much has been made over the Cardinals “voodoo” that suddenly takes no-name pitchers and makes them stars. They seem to do the same with some hitters on occasion, but it’s mostly the pitchers that seem to come out of nowhere.I wondered if it’s luck or voodoo, or do they really just know how to draft and/or develop pitchers better than other teams.  So I...
Via Cub Reporter
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Varvaro Waiver Claim Voided

The Cubs waiver claim of RHP Anthony Varvaro has been voided and he has been returned to the Boston Red Sox, where he will be placed on the BoSox MLB 60-day DL. Varvaro will undergo surgery to repair a torn elbow flexor tendon later this week.     The Cubs claimed Varvaro from Boston off Outright Assignment Waivers on May 3rd, and then almost immediately placed him back onto...
Via Cub Reporter
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Cubs to adjust roster Tuesday

  According to Cubs.com, the Chicago Cubs are expected to make a couple of roster moves Tuesday. The Cubs are expected to designate Phil Coke for assignment and "also are expected to send right-hander Brian Schlitter back to Triple-A Iowa and call up outfielder Junior Lake." (h/t Cubs.com) Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images  
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs recall righty reliever Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-handed reliever Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to their top farm club. The Cubs felt they needed help in their bullpen after they used seven relievers in Friday's 11-10 victory over the Pirates. Szczur had the game-ending hit in the 12-inning win when right fielder Gregory Polanco slipped and...
Via AP on Fox
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Starters Fueling Bullpen Failures

It is really easy to sit on the couch at home, watch the bullpen enter the game, squander the lead by allowing 2 or 3 runs to score, and blame the relief core for blowing the game.  Sometimes, that’s exactly how it works.  Sometimes, a starter comes out and shuts down an opposing team for 6.2 or 7 innings and the pen just blows it.  And there are times where the opposing team...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Call Up Lake and Other North Side Musings

Brian Schlitter has had a rough time in the majors since being called up on April 10th by the Chicago Cubs. The 21-year-old righty has been getting shelled over the past two weeks. He’s heading back to Triple-A Iowa with a 9.53 ERA in seven appearances. It was only meant to be a temporary fix while Justin Grimm is on the disabled list with right forearm inflammation, but Grimm...
Via Baseball Essential
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs recall Lake, option Schlitter

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs recalled outfielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa before their game Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lake, 25, played parts of the last two seasons with the Cubs and batted .243. At Triple-A Iowa this season, Lake was hitting .289 with two doubles and eight RBI in 13 games. To make room for Lake, the Cubs optioned struggling RHP Brian Schlitter...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs recall Lake

The Cubs made a roster move Wednesday night, optioning right-hander Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa and recalling outfielder Junior Lake. The outfielder has played all three outfield positions for the Cubs over the past two seasons. Per Cubs.com, “Lake, 25, has batted .243 (132-for-544) with 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBIs in 172 Major League games. … Schlitter, 29, was...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs come to Cincinnati with similar bullpen situation to Reds

The Chicago Cubs seemed ready to carry momentum from a convincing victory into another divisional matchup, but instead enter the weekend with plenty of bullpen concerns. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, enter this three-game series Friday night on the tail-end of their extended season-opening run against the NL Central. Chicago (8-7), which earned back-to-back victories in Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs-Reds Preview

The Chicago Cubs seemed ready to carry momentum from a convincing victory into another divisional matchup, but instead enter the weekend with plenty of bullpen concerns. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, enter this three-game series Friday night on the tail-end of their extended season-opening run against the NL Central. Chicago (8-7), which earned back-to-back victories in Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivy’s Roundup: Forgive me Fathers, for Cubs didn’t win…

I guess this is the first time in a while that Chicago Cubs fans have actually been legitimately disappointed that the team couldn’t win a series, because the team is actually getting good and watchable again.  But every growing team has its missteps, and we only hope that the players will learn from their mistakes and deficiencies and close the gap between them and the true contenders...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres 5, Cubs 2 (4/19/15)

OSS: Schlitter and Motte implode, and the Cubs fail to convert on two bases-loaded situations. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler got things started in this game, singling and scoring in the first. Then, he bunted for a single in the 9th, getting the tying run to the plate. He has been an excellent addition to the team this year. 2. Edwin Jackson kept the Cubs in this game with 2 innings...
Via Obstructed View
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon ejected from Cubs-Padres game (Video)

Joe Maddon was ejected during the seventh inning of Friday’s Cubs-Padres game after getting furious with the umpires for missing a big call prior to a home run that cost his team. Maddon’s Cubs were up 4-2 in the seventh when the controversial call occurred at Wrigley Field. Pitcher Brian Schlitter had Wil Myers 0-2...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Gets Ejected From Game

Kris Bryant Day hasn’t gone according to plan for the Chicago Cubs, as the over-hyped call up of baseball’s No. 1 prospect hasn’t given fans much to cheer about. Bryant struck out his first three plate appearances, but the Cubs still had a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning. After a couple of pitching changes, right-hander Brian Schlitter came in the game with two outs...
Via Sports Mockery
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon ejected for 1st time as Chicago Cubs manager

CHICAGO (AP) Joe Maddon was ejected for the first time as the Chicago Cubs manager. Maddon was tossed by plate umpire Sam Holbrook in the seventh inning of Friday's game against San Diego. Reliever Brian Schlitter had just given up a three-run homer to Wil Myers that put the Padres ahead 5-4. Maddon appeared to be upset with a 0-2 pitch that was called a ball on a checked swing...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs put reliever Grimm on disabled list with forearm injury

DENVER (AP) The Chicago Cubs put reliever Justin Grimm on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of inflammation in his right forearm. Right-hander Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Grimm had not yet made an appearance this season. He was 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 73 relief appearances for the Cubs last season. ''It's been like a nagging kind of thing,'' Cubs manager...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Grimm Placed on DL, Schlitter Recalled

According to the official website of the Chicago Cubs, relief pitcher Justin Grimm has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to right forearm inflammation. This DL stint is retroactive to April 2 since he hasn’t appeared in either of the Cubs’ first two games, so Grimm will be eligible to return to the team during their next weekend series at home versus the San Diego Padres...
Via Baseball Essential
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cueto allows 1 hit in 4 innings, but Reds fall to Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer and Travis Wood pitched three-hit ball for five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Sunday. Wood, making a strong bid for the final spot in the Cubs' rotation, walked one and struck out four. Reliever Brian Schlitter pitched two scoreless innings. Johnny Cueto allowed just one hit in four innings for the...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wood throws 5 shutout innings in Cubs' win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer and Travis Wood pitched three-hit ball for five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Sunday. Wood, making a strong bid for the final spot in the Cubs' rotation, walked one and struck out four. Reliever Brian Schlitter pitched two scoreless innings. Johnny Cueto allowed just one hit in four innings for the Reds...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Bad…For a Rookie

With the 11-1 ass-whipping the Cubs received yesterday, the Cubs fell to 64-82 and guaranteed themselves a losing record. It’s been a rough week, and after a really nice run of baseball, we’ve been thoroughly outclassed by some not-very-good teams (though they aren’t slouches, either). As the 2014 season draws to it’s merciful close, I’d like to reflect on each of our rookies...
Via Obstructed View
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Dress-Up Day

The Cubs just got swept by the Pirates (oh well) and are on their way to Toronto to play the Blue Jays starting Monday night.  It seems that this is the traditional rookie hazing day where the rookie call-ups have to dress up in ridiculous outfits on their way to the airport, so without further ado, here are feeds from Cubs beat reporters Mark Gonzalez and Jesse Rogers…   Rookies...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Brian Schlitter activated, optioned

The Chicago Cubs have struggled to a record of 58-72, last in the National League Central. Although the pitching staff has been respectable ERA of 3.72, the Cubs' offense is only 28th in batting average at .239 and 28th in runs scored. One pitcher who could boost the staff further in the future is reliever Brian Schlitter, who has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs reinstate Schlitter, option to Triple-A Iowa

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs reinstated right-hander Brian Schlitter from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday. Schlitter went on the disabled list on Aug. 9 with right shoulder inflammation. He is 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 53 games this season. He gave up one run and one hit in one inning during a rehab assignment on Saturday at Iowa.
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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