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Category: ‘Relief Pitchers’

CUBS NEWS: Ramirez Headed Back to DL
July 29th, 2015 at 11:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs' reliever Neil Ramirez is headed back to the disabled list. After dealing with shoulder issues all season long, it is an abdominal injury that has the 26-year-old on the shelf this time around. Ramirez said he felt some pain after sneezing while warming up yesterday and...

Chicago Cubs Get Much Needed Relief with Additions of Rafael Soriano and Yoervis Medina
July 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Despite what you have been reading in the media and on baseball betting sites about the Chicago Cubs' bullpen lately, they have actually been one of the better corps in baseball in 2015. However, baseball is very much a "what have you done for me lately" business and lately the...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs DFA Richard, Recall Medina
July 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to MLB.com the Chicago Cubs have designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment and recalled Yoervis Medina from AAA Iowa. Richard was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this month posted a 1-0 record and a 5.40 ERA in three appearances (two starts) for the Cubs. ...

BREAKING NEWS: Jackson DFA’d, Soriano to Join Cubs
July 19th, 2015 at 11:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Edwin Jackson's run with the Chicago Cubs has finally come to an end. According to multiple sources the Cubs have designated the 31-year-old for assignment and will promote RHP Rafael Soriano to fill his roster spot. Assuming that Jackson clears waivers, the Chicago Cubs will be...

Soriano Could Join Cubs as Soon as Next Week
July 18th, 2015 at 12:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are only days away from some much needed bullpen help. Rafael Soriano has begun his minor league warm-up and could join the team as soon as next week. So far the 35-year-old righthander has has thrown six shutout innings and has racked up seven strikeouts...

Edwin Jackson Continues to Prove Competence Out of the ‘Pen
June 30th, 2015 at 6:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** Remember the Edwin Jackson who led the league in losses (18) in 2013? Remember the guy who put up a 6.33 ERA in 2014 over the course of 140.2 innings? Apparently he is lost and some imposter is posing as Edwin Jackson on the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 roster....

All Coke’d Out: Cubs Cut Ties with Lefty
May 18th, 2015 at 11:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have finally had enough of Phil Coke. The team designated the 32-year-old lefty for assignment on Monday; no corresponding move has been announced at the time of this writing. The Cubs invited the Coke to Spring Training this year and selected him for the Opening Day roster...

CUBS NEWS: Maddon to Shake up the Rotation
May 16th, 2015 at 9:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** 2015 has not been Travis Wood's year. The Chicago Cubs' former all-star sports and ERA of 5.45 in eight appearances and has finally been removed from the rotation by Joe Maddon. Wood picked up his first career save in his first relief appearance since 2011 in yesterday's win...

Can the Grimm Reaper Save the Cubs’ Bullpen?
May 7th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs activated RHP Justin Grimm from the disabled list and will (hopefully) receive an instant boost in what has been exposed as the team’s greatest weakness this season. In a subsequent move, Anthony Varvaro, who was claimed off waivers earlier this week, was...

MLB NEWS: Chicago Cubs Promote Russell, Cut Ties with Parker
May 5th, 2015 at 7:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** MLB NEWS: Per ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have promoted LHP James Russell and designated RHP Blake Parker for Assignment. James Russell logged a 3.87 ERA in four and a half seasons with the Cubs before being dealt to the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline last summer. Russell re-signed...

Where is the Real Edwin Jackson and What Have You Done with Him?
May 4th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Remember the Edwin Jackson who led the league in losses (18) in 2013? Remember the guy who put up a 6.33 ERA in 2014 over the course of 140.2 innings? Apparently he is lost and some imposter is posing as Edwin Jackson on the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 roster....

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Claim RHP Varvaro from Boston
May 3rd, 2015 at 4:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer added yet another former Red Sox player to their roster today by claiming Anthony Varvaro off waivers, according to WGN. Varvaro, 30, is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA on the year out of the bullpen for the Boston Red Sox but has...

UPDATE: Chicago Cubs’ Top MiLB Arms
May 1st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have brought an incredible amount of attention to the hitters in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system, but now that they have graduated to the major leagues and we have a short wait until the next wave is MLB ready, lets take a look at...

Wood Looks to Join Cubs’ Pitchers on Elite Level
April 28th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Travis Wood will take the ball for the Chicago Cubs tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his fourth start of the year and a good outing could put him in the top half of the team’s pitching staff. So far this season it has been a tale of two...

Cubs’ Middle-Relief Corps Proving to Be Team’s Soft Underbelly
April 24th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have played well enough to win each of the past two games but have come up short thanks to the insufficient efforts of their middle-relief corps. Hector Rondon (2.25 ERA), Pedro Strop (0.00 ERA) and Zac Rosscup (1.69 ERA) have made for a formidable back end...

Cubs’ Bullpen Looks Strong in Opener
April 6th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** New Chicago Cubs’ ace, Jon Lester lasted only 4.1 innings and surrendered three runs on eight hits in last night’s season opener but the team’s bullpen looked sharp. Joe Maddon used five relievers to cover the remaining 4.2 innings and they held the St. Louis Cardinals to just two...

Cubs’ Bullpen is Starting to Take Shape
March 31st, 2015 at 11:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday that 32-year-old LHP Phil Coke has made the Opening Day roster. The Cubs signed Coke to a minor league deal at the start of Spring Training and in eight games (7.1 IP) he has allowed zero runs on just four hits and two walks....

Sunday Spotlight: Epstein, Maddon Face Tough Decision on Opening Day LHP’s
March 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs entered Spring Training with position battles all over the diamond that were sure to capture our attention and most have been up to snuff; however, the team’s left-handed reliever competition was not thought to be one of those. The Cubs’ obviously have a need to fill in...

Chicago Cubs’ Staff Features Six Who Remain Unblemished
March 16th, 2015 at 11:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff is full of moving parts and maybe’s & what-if’s but one thing is for sure; as a group, they came to Spring Training prepared. Officially, the Chicago Cubs are 5-8 entering play today but they have six pitchers who have yet to give up...

Bold Predictions: Sleeper Pick to Make Cubs’ Opening Day Roster
March 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cactus League play is less than a week old and it is already evident that the Chicago Cubs have plenty of competitions going on this Spring Training. Before Opening Day Joe Maddon will have to figure out what he is going to do behind the plate, at third base...