Last updated 8-27-2014
39 players on RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus one player on 60-DAY DL
25 players on ACTIVE LIST, plus four players on 15-DAY DL and 10 players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Zac Rosscup
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
15-DAY DL: 4
* Felix Doubront, P
Edwin Jackson, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
60-DAY DL: 1
James McDonald, P
Dallas Beeler, P
Junior Lake, OF
Mile Olt, INF
Blake Parker, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Brian Schlitter, P
Dan Straily, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
Updated through 8/28/14 - 29 games left for Cubs.
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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Justin Ruggiano will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
"The Cubs plan to use a six-man rotation in the month of September, with Felix Doubront remaining after his spot start on Saturday."
also, ruggs is done for the year after having left ankle surgery.
If he doesn’t strike out, he’ll merely tie for first on the list, with Russell Branyan and...
per MLBTR: Indians sign Russell Branyan
Javier Baez' ghost of Christmas future pays a visit.
Baez new T-shirt...
No way, I'm pretty sure Valbuena can play both corners at once.
Also frickin Oltimate warrior is still on Iowa DL.
Olt isn't off the Iowa DL yet.
dl him and bring up Olt
I thought the scout was from his own organization (the Mariners). That's what the NY Post says. That's a relationship.
Back problems aren't good.
rizzo sits again.
Let’s start with the strikeouts. Baez has fanned 43 times in his first 99 plate appearances, a 43.4 percent clip. No other player with as many PAs in 2014 has topped 40 percent (although, as most Cubs fans could tell you, Mike Olt has come close). According to data from Baseball Prospectus, if Baez strikes out in his next trip to the plate, he’ll set a record for the most K’s in the first 100 plate appearances of a nonpitcher’s career since at least 1960.
ok. Thanks for the response. Do you know the dates? I always like to check out the first week of afl and catch cubs instructs. Thanks
says the guy sitting on beach chair in front of his palatial beach house in Malibu.
/still has snow pile end of my driveway
But this is Chicago!!!!!
might add the fancy TV deals and publicly financed new stadiums that most teams are using to bolster their payrolls these days are not available to the Cubs at the moment.
but yeah, they should totally throw more of their personel wealth into the situation to be a .500 team. Good long-term strategy...
Really? A scout who harasses players he has basically no relationship with as if that is part of his job?
We have to get over "this is Chicago" bs.
Yes, it is and in the long run will prove beneficial for both owner and city. But they came into a situation with an old neglected stadium that can not be modernized without approval from the state, city and neighbors even though owner is using their money. Tell me where else outside North Korea and Cuba does that situation exist.
The farm system was in shambles, minimal scout system, and bloated underachieving major league team. But yeah they should have signed Prince Fielder and this would have been all better.
Former Cubs Player Development Director Oneri Fleita used to yell at Cubs minor leaguers from the Tower at Fitch Park (with a few choice "f-bombs" thrown in), but I don't recall ever hearing a scout yell at a player from the stands. In fact, scouts are usually exceptionally quiet and unassuming.
Perhaps the cross-checker enjoyed a libation or three prior to the game.