JAMES MCDONALD NEWS

Cubs Clear Roster Slots in Preparation for Off-Season

The Cubs have sent RHP James McDonald, INF Chris Valaika, IF-OF OF Josh Vitters, and OF Ryan Kalish outrigfht to Iowa.  Tags:  Cubs Roster Moves Josh Vittters Ryan Kalish Chris Valaika James McDonald
Via Cub Reporter
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming up with the current 2015 payroll/roster

There was a little confusion about my $65 million number in my last article. The Cubs have a $65 million payroll next year, but it doesn’t (at first glance) appear that way. I assure you it is. Major League Contracts Starlin Castro: $6MAnthony Rizzo: $5MEdwin Jackson: $11MRyan Sweeney: $1.5MKyuji Fujikawa: $500K (we will decline his $5M team option) Total: $24M These are the only...
Via Obstructed View
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs place Kyuji Fujikawa and Jake Arrieta on 15-day DL, James McDonald on 60-day DL

The Chicago Cubs finalized their roster in advance of Monday's season-opener. A trio of pitchers landed on the disabled list, including Kyuji Fujikawa, Jake Arrieta and James McDonald.By TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsCarrie Muskat of MLB.com reported Chicago's final roster moves before they faced the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.Fujikawa has been out since last May once...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster released

The Chicago Cubs Opening Day roster has been set. We’re just hours away from the 2014 season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. And as you know the Cubs made that one huge off-season acquisition that made national headlines. It was a publicity splash when they introduced…..Clark the Bear. Yes, Clark the mascot. I guess you understand why the sports books have...
Via The Sports Bank
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' James McDonald hopes to resume throwing in a few days

After being pulled from yesterday's game in what was initially diagnosed as shoulder stiffness, Chicago Cubs right-hander James McDonald has been revealed to be suffering from tendinitis-like symptoms and is holding out hope for a return to the mound in a few days. McDonald says he has tendinitis-like symptoms, hopes to resume throwing in a few days— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #13

Cubs kept doing that “win one, lose one” thing again on Monday, this time beating the Angels at home while losing to the A’s on the road.  This hit by Emilio Bonifacio was cool: And then, of course, since every pitcher in spring training seems to be broken anyway, James McDonald had his own little issue: McDonald receives medical attention after 2nd pitch sails to backstop...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' James McDonald pulled from start after two pitches

The Chicago Cubs sent veteran James McDonald to the mound on Monday.  James is in the midst of fighting for a spot in the Cubs' rotation.  However, things took a turn for the worse on Monday afternoon when he had to be removed after throwing just two pitches.  Carrie Muskat of MLB.com tweets: Report from Phoenix: #Cubs James McDonald out with right shoulder soreness— Carrie...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' James McDonald leaves start after 2nd pitch

PHOENIX (AP) Chicago Cubs pitcher James McDonald left Monday's game against Oakland after two pitches because of a sore right shoulder.
Via FOXSports.com
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Extracting Value From Leftover Starting Pitchers

Spring training is the time where clubs are whittling down their rotation options, looking to keep their five best starters. Often times, the leftovers are either discarded completely or sent down to the minor leagues. Still, some of the candidates could actually be best utilized in shorter, more specialized stints in the bullpen. Many fringe starting pitchers are best deployed out...
Via Batting Leadoff
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Trout celebrates new deal with massive grand slam

Just when you think Mike Trout can't get any more awesome at baseball, something like this happens. With the Angels already leading the Cubs 5-1 in the fourth inning of their game on Friday, Trout came up to the plate with the bases loaded and James McDonald on the hill. He proceeded to deposit a 2-0 fastball from McDonald over the left field berm, one-hopping the hedges and bouncing...
Via The Outside Corner
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs sign pitcher James McDonald to minor league deal

The Chicago Cubs struggled last season with only 66 wins, mostly attributed to a lack of offense. The pitching staff compiled a respectable 4.00 ERA, but had only two pitcher,  Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood, make more than 30 starts.  Samardzija, Wood and Edwin Jackson were the only pitchers with more than 175 innings pitched.  In attempts to bolster their pitching depth, the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Storylines: Cubs add more pitching with Hammel, McDonald

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. With no major signings or trades occurring on Friday, there are no "Top Stories." Instead, I will give a rundown of all of the day's news and notes. Here...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs add James McDonald

getty The Chicago Cubs continued their addition of reclamation projects on Friday agreeing to a minor league deal with James McDonald. McDonald will receive an invitation to spring training. Source-Cubs sign Pitcher James McDonald to minor league deal pending physical. Also invite to Major League camp. — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 31, 2014 McDonald, 29, made six starts...
Via Tireball.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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