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Starlin Castro (ankle) has undergone additional X-rays and an MRI.

Initial tests performed on Castro's left ankle revealed no fracture, but more exams were ordered to get a clearer picture on the situation. The Cubs will reveal the results of the tests on Wednesday. Obviously, they're going to proceed cautiously with the shortstop no matter what the exams reveal.
Sep 2 - 11:58 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Brewers to one run over six innings in a win on Tuesday.

Arrieta allowed five hits and two walks on the evening, striking out four. The biggest of those four came with runners on second and third with two outs in the sixth inning, getting Gerardo Parra swinging to end the threat. It was a nice bounce-back after one of his worst starts of the season against the Reds his last time out. Arrieta moved to 8-5 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 139/38 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings on the year. He'll take his talents north of the border Monday when the Cubs visit the Blue Jays for an interleague tilt.
Sep 2 - 11:41 PM

Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Valbuena had an RBI single and a run scored in the Cubs' four-run first inning. He also doubled and scored in the fifth inning. Valbuena has hits in eight of his last nine games, bringing his line up to .248/.328/.450.
Sep 2 - 11:40 PM

Jorge Soler went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single and a run scored against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Soler now has at least one hit in all six games since being promoted. He's hitting .500 (11-for-22) with three homers, eight RBI and five runs scored. He won't keep up that breakneck pace, but Soler certainly looks the part of another future Cubs star thus far.
Sep 2 - 11:38 PM

Welington Castillo had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Castillo doubled in a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, coming around to score on Arismendy Alcantara's home run. Castillo is hitting .231/.291/.382 with 38 RBI on the year.
Sep 2 - 11:35 PM

Arismendy Alcantara hit his eighth home run, a two-run shot, in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Alcantara's power has come and gone in the first few months of his major league career -- Alcantara hit two homers in his first nine games before hitting just one in his next 31 contests. Now he's back on the upswing, with Tuesday's blast registering as his fifth in his last 10 games. The 22-year-old is batting just .220/.279/.390 despite the power surge.
Sep 2 - 11:33 PM

Starlin Castro will undergo an MRI after exiting Tuesday's game versus the Brewers with a left ankle injury.

The good news is that initial tests ruled out a fracture. Castro was injured when he got his foot caught in the dirt while sliding in to score a run in the first inning. The Cubs could have another update on the shortstop later Tuesday.
Sep 2 - 9:06 PM

Starlin Castro left Tuesday's game versus the Brewers in the first inning with an apparent leg injury.

Castro's leg appeared to get caught in the dirt on an awkward slide as he scored on a single. He was able to walk off on his own but was doing so with a noticeable limp. The Cubs will update his status shortly.
Sep 2 - 8:44 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Anthony Rizzo's lower back revealed a muscle strain.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that Rizzo would be placed on the 15-day disabled list if rosters hadn't expanded, so it's going to be a while before the first baseman returns to the lineup. He has been sidelined since August 26.
Sep 2 - 4:47 PM

Cubs transferred OF Justin Ruggiano from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Ruggiano underwent season-ending surgery on his left ankle last week.
Sep 2 - 2:14 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of C Rafael Lopez from Triple-A Iowa.

Lopez will give Cubs manager Rick Renteria a third catcher in September. The 26-year-old batted .290/.393/.386 with five home runs and 51 RBI over 106 games this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Sep 2 - 2:13 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Eric Jokisch from Triple-A Iowa.

Jokisch, 25, put up a 3.58 ERA over 26 starts this season in Triple-A. He was likely to be added to the 40-man roster this winter anyway, so the Cubs decided to reward him for a nice season.
Sep 2 - 2:09 PM

Cubs recalled LHP Zach Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.

Rosscup was optioned to the minors over the weekend, but he's back now that rosters have expanded. The 26-year-old has allowed 12 runs on 11 hits and eight walks over just 8 1/3 innings of work with the Cubs this year.
Sep 2 - 2:06 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino from Triple-A Iowa.

After dealing with elbow issues from 2012-2013, Vizcaino posted a 3.51 ERA and 42/18 K/BB ratio over 41 innings this season between High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A. This will be his first stint in the majors since 2011 as a member of the Braves. He's still just 23 years old.
Sep 2 - 2:03 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Iowa.

Straily made his Cubs' debut in a spot-start last month and he's back now that rosters have expanded. There's no clear fit for him in the rotation right now, so he'll likely pitch in long relief.
Sep 2 - 1:58 PM


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