Big Prospects Among Latest Cuts

As we get closer to heading North for the 2012 season, the names being cut get bigger.  That was definitely the case today.

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March 15, 2012 – Cubs Split Squad Lineups

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks in Mesa

RF Johnson
CF Byrd
SS Castro
LF Soriano
1B Baker
C Soto
2B Barney
3B Vitters
P Dempster

Cubs vs. Rockies in Scottsdale

RF DeJesus
2B DeWitt
3B Stewart
1B LaHair
CF Mather
LF Jackson
C Castillo
SS Lake
P Lopez

Happy March Madness, even better?  Two Cubs games in one day, check back tonight for full recaps from both games!

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George Cotugno

Travis Wood Rocked, Randy Wells Rolls in Loss to Brewers

Randy Wells turned in an outstanding performance against the Brewers on Wednesday afternoon, going three scoreless innings, Travis Wood, not so much.  Wood was lit up like a Christmas tree for the second time this spring, ending the day with a 1/3rd of an inning pitched giving up 6 runs (5 earned), on 3 hits, 2 walks, while striking out one.

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March 14, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Brewers

Randy Wells will start today, Travis Wood, Lendy Castillo, Casey Coleman, and Trever Miller also are scheduled to pitch in the game at HoHoKam Park.  Here is how the Cubs will lineup behind Randy Wells.

Dejesus – RF
Byrd – CF
Castro – SS
Stewart – 3B
Baker – 2B
Soto – C
Johnson – LF
Rizzo – 1B
Wells – P

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George Cotugno

Volstad Shines on the Mound, Rizzo Propels Cubs to Victory

Another day, another fantastic start from a Cubs pitcher.  Chris Volstad was stellar again for the Cubs, going 3 innings allowing just two hits, and striking out one.  Volstad has now gone 6 innings this Spring and has yet to yield any runs.  The Cubs also got solid performances from Jay Jackson, Scott Maine, and Alberto Cabrera.  Andy Sonnanstine was roughed up a bit but the Cubs managed to hang on with Cabrera earning the save.

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Casey Weathers Removed From 40-Man Roster

The Cubs removed RHP Casey Weathers from the 40-man roster today.  He was obtained this offseason with Ian Stewart in the deal that sent Tyler Colvin and D.J. Lemahieu to the Rockies.  Continue reading “Casey Weathers Removed From 40-Man Roster”

March 13, 2012 – Cubs Roster Moves

The Cubs have assigned RHP Esmailin Caridad, and RHP Casey Weathers to minor league camp.  In addition to moving Weathers to the minor league camp, the Cubs also removed him from the 40-man roster.  The major league camp roster stands at 55, and the 40-man roster is now down to 39.  I’m sure these types of moves will be happening daily as we inch closer to opening day where the Cubs will need a 25-man active roster.  Stay tuned to the blog for the latest updates.

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George Cotugno