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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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The Cubs went from hording minor league pitchers to hording minor league shortstops when they hired Tim Wilken as scouting director. One target was Cuban defector Jose Iglesias, who defected back in July of 2008 when the team was in Edmonton and then signed with the Boston Red Sox in September of 2009 for 4/8.25M. He played some in the Arizona Fall League and his defense is considered "special", but at just 20 years old he still has some time to grow into his bat.
Rumor has it though that the Cubs were actually the top bidders, but Iglesias chose the Red Sox because they were his favorite team growing up. Curse you childhood allegiances!!!
For what it's worth, BP has him as 3-star prospect and #6 in the Red Sox stocked system.
I understand the temptation, but you'll be glad you didn't succumb.
BTW Soler bats cleanup tonight.
A thousand apologies.
 It took all my willpower to avoid the obvious irony of including filthy fucking language in my response.
Can you watch your language?
I have nothing useful to add, but holy pooh this team is fun to watch again.
Mostly low sliders. Me thinks he'll figure it out. He has to if he wants to stick around.
behold...the power of a batter wanting to pull a ball no matter the defensive shift.
doub isn't getting punished for it through 4ip, but he's throwing a lot of crap today.
also, it's kinda crazy to watch baez swing (and badly miss) on stuff s.sosa or cpat wouldn't even swing at. there isn't a low pitch he won't offer at no matter how far outside the zone...crazy.
Maybe the Cardinals just suck.
how about ty cobb logan watkins
Soler on "game count" according to Gordon Wittenmeyer to monitor his hamstring this season
Rizzo will be back for home stand.
we get to see more c.valaika! woo!
also, can someone on this team f'n step up and take the leadoff spot from coghlan...anyone...someone...
Any chance Rizzo plays in game 2?
Yeah I hope it is them being really careful.
I'm more concerned about Rizzo being out a 4th day. Back stuff is scary. Remember Pujols and his back issues? I hope they're running whatever tests they run for that kind of stuff. 4 Days is a long time for muscle tightness.
He had a day off Tuesday right? Dude is on fire...
You're probably right Rob...just....geez Soler is locked in right now.
He has a history of leg injury why push it.
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