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Cubs call up another prospect

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs called up infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Russell will waste little time making his major league debut, as manager Joe Maddon has him starting at second base and batting ninth when the Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park Tuesday night. Russell, 21, entered the 2015 season ranked as the third-best...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Bryant's two-run double in the seventh broke a 1-1 tie for the Cubs, who improved to 7-5 on the young season. Jorge Soler went 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Jake Arrieta (2-1) got the start for Chicago and gave up one run...

Bryant recalled by Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - As expected, the Chicago Cubs recalled third baseman Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa on Friday. The Cubs sent the highly touted prospect back to the minors at the end of March following a stellar spring training, doing so only in an effort to keep Bryant under the club's control -- contract-wise -- for an extra year. Under terms of the collective...

Cubs place La Stella on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs placed infielder Tommy La Stella on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to right rib cage inflammation. The move is retroactive to April 9. La Stella, who was acquired from Atlanta in the offseason, was 1-for-6 in two games with the Cubs this season. The Cubs filled the roster spot by recalling left-hander Zac Rosscup from Triple-...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arismendy Alcantara picked an opportune time to end his cold spell to start the season. Jorge Soler helped give him that chance. Alcantara's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three- game set. Anthony Rizzo and Chris Coghlan sandwiched walks around a...

Recap: Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Dexter Fowler hit a pair of triples and finished with two RBI and a pair of runs scored to help the Chicago Cubs defeat the Colorado Rockies, 9-5, on Saturday night at Coors Field. Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI and Jorge Soler supplied two RBI for Chicago, which bounced back from Friday's loss in the series opener. Chris Coghlan...

Cubs' Grimm lands on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs placed pitcher Justin Grimm on the 15-day disabled list Friday with right forearm inflammation. The move is retroactive to April 2. Grimm was 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 73 relief appearances for the Cubs last season. The Cubs filled the roster spot by recalling right-hander Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa. He pitched in 61 games for...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - It took the Chicago Cubs 16 innings to score their first two runs of the 2015 season, but that was more than enough to record the initial win of the Joe Maddon era. Starlin Castro's RBI single in the seventh inning snapped a scoreless deadlock and rewarded Jake Arrieta's outstanding performance on the mound in the Cubs' 2-0 triumph over the St. Louis...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright outpitched Jon Lester to spoil the new-look Chicago Cubs' season opener. It was quite a start for the St. Louis Cardinals' pursuit of another NL Central crown. Wainwright tossed six shutout innings and the Cardinals blanked the Cubs 3-0 to kick off the 2015 MLB season on Sunday night. The 33-year-old Wainwright (1-0) struck out six...

Cubs send Bryant to minor-league camp

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs made the move many fans feared the club would, assigning third baseman Kris Bryant to minor league camp on Monday. The slugger leads all players with nine homers during spring training this season, hitting .425 with 15 RBI and 14 runs scored over just 40 at-bats in 14 games. The move was expected as the Cubs attempt to delay Bryant's free...