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7/29/2014 | Sore triceps lands Ramirez on disabled list

Neil Ramirez, who was optioned to Iowa on Saturday to give him some rest, was placed on the Major League DL on Tuesday because of soreness in his right triceps.


7/29/2014 | Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint

Kyuji Fujikawa, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, will make at least one more rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa, general manager Jed Hoyer said.


7/29/2014 | Hoyer: Cubs may be done dealing

General manager Jed Hoyer has had plenty of conversations with other teams in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline (3 p.m. CT) but said that the Cubs may not make another deal.


7/29/2014 | Cubs gear up to face another lefty at Wrigley

If the Cubs were only able to put up two runs against Colorado's Yohan Flande in the series opener, Tuesday's starter, Jorge De La Rosa, could prove to be a handful, as he has won five straight decisions. Edwin Jackson will take the hill for the home team.


7/29/2014 | Russell, Almora spark Tennessee's win

Addison Russell and Albert Almora, the Cubs' No. 3 and 5 prospects, respectively, combined for eight hits and four runs on Monday, helping Double-A Tennessee defeat Birmingham, 11-8.


7/28/2014 | Cubs start set on right note, get Wada first win

The Cubs kicked off their extended stretch against left-handed starters on the right note on Monday night. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to help Tsuyoshi Wada pick up his first Major League win in the Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Rockies.


7/28/2014 | Challenge goes Renteria's way vs. Rockies

Rick Renteria challenged a play at first base in the fifth inning of Monday's series opener when the Rockies' Charlie Culberson was called safe, and got it overturned.


7/28/2014 | Fujikawa takes another step toward return

Right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa may be getting closer to returning to the big leagues. Fujikawa, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa, threw in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday as he tries to come back from Tommy John surgery.


7/28/2014 | Renteria focused on current roster, not trades

The Cubs may have been busy the last two years at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the emphasis lately has been more on evaluating what the team already has. "I don't get into the possibilities or chances of any movement," Rick Renteria said. "I think I concern myself more with the guys we have and how we'll move forward in the next eight, nine weeks."


7/28/2014 | Cubs send infielder Barney to Dodgers

On Monday, Chicago traded 2012 National League Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash. The Cubs head to Los Angeles for a three-game series starting Friday.


7/28/2014 | Cubs may get more building blocks at Deadline

For the third straight year, the Cubs got a jump on the rest of the trade market, making their blockbuster deals early in July. That doesn't mean general manager Jed Hoyer has turned his cell phone off.


7/27/2014 | Standout Bryant leads Cubs' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.


7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor

While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.


7/27/2014 | Call at second stands after Matheny challenges

Matt Carpenter was called out in the third inning on a sideways slide into second base that invoked a challenge from manager Cardinals Mike Matheny.


7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends

The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.


7/27/2014 | Pair of lefties set to square off at Wrigley Field

Tsuyoshi Wada and Yohan Flande will both try for their first career wins when they square off on Monday night at Wrigley Field in the first of a four-game series.


7/27/2014 | Hendricks impresses, but Cubs' bats shut out

Matt Holliday belted his 10th home run with two outs in the first to back Adam Wainwright and lead the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory Sunday over the Cubs and take the series.


7/26/2014 | Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

Greg Maddux surprised many when he decided that the hat on his Hall of Fame plaque would not include a team logo. But those folks who simply assumed that he would be inducted as a Brave were ignoring the genuine appreciation and love he has always had for the Cubs and the city of Chicago.


7/26/2014 | Cards' safe call stands, leads to run vs. Cubs

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Cardinals' Jon Jay was safe at third on a stolen-base attempt Saturday.


7/26/2014 | Cubs fall in Arrieta's ninth straight quality start

Matt Adams drove in four runs and A.J. Pierzynski celebrated his St. Louis debut with three hits to lead the Cardinals to a 6-3 victory over the Cubs on Saturday, evening the series. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta gave up two runs in six innings, and Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Sweeney homered.


7/26/2014 | Cards vet, Cubs rookie set to clash in rubber match

The Cardinals will look to their ace, Adam Wainwright, in the rubber match against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Chicago will counter with rookie Kyle Hendricks, making his third Major League start.


7/26/2014 | Lights-out Ramirez to rest in Minors; Parker recalled

Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez is going to get a little breather. Since Spring Training, the Cubs have been concerned about the number of innings for their relievers, and on Saturday, they decided to option Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa and recall Blake Parker.


7/26/2014 | Inductees feel nervous energy for today's enshrinement

Listening to the six men who will be inducted today in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, it is definitely nervous time. Nervous for the moment, nervous for the experience, nervous for the instance they must stand up before about 50,000 fans on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center and make their individual speeches.


7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.


7/26/2014 | Cubs prospect Russell jacks two home runs

Shortstop Addison Russell, the Cubs' No. 3 prospect, homered in his first two plate appearances Friday, but it wasn't enough as Double-A Tennessee was edged by Mississippi, 9-8.




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