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Cubs pitching prospect Duane Underwood is headed to Chicago to undergo an MRI on his right elbow.

Underwood, who is arguably the team's pitching prospect with the most upside, felt discomfort in his last outing for High-A Myrtle Beach. "We’ll find out," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "He was really raw and young when we got him and he’s developed really well. He’s got great stuff. The nature of pitching is there’s going to be stops and starts."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 1 - 9:12 AM

Kyle Hendricks held the Mets scoreless over six innings in Tuesday's 1-0 victory.

Hendricks allowed just three hits and a walk over his six innings. He struck out six in the effort. The win was his first since June 7, raising his record to 3-4 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. More than that, it righted the ship a bit after a few tough starts for the 25-year-old. He'll try to keep it going Sunday at the Marlins.
Jun 30 - 9:54 PM

Jason Motte pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Mets on Tuesday.

Motte struck out one in the perfect frame. Manager Joe Maddon has been all over the map with his bullpen usage, and Tuesday he used Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop to set up for Motte in the ninth. The save was his third of the season and his first since June 22. Motte owns a 3.03 ERA and 1.11 WHIP but can't be trusted more than any of the other options at this point.
Jun 30 - 9:47 PM

Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The run was the only one either team would score in the game. Even after missing the season's first two weeks, Bryant's 40 walks are fifth-most in the National League. The 23-year-old is hitting .275/.381/.466 in his rookie year.
Jun 30 - 9:42 PM

Matt Szczur had an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The run-scoring double in the sixth inning was the only run either side could muster on the evening. Szczur finished 2-for-4 in the contest. He's hitting .214/.250/.321 in a part-time role with the Cubs.
Jun 30 - 9:37 PM

Jorge Soler (ankle) went 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Iowa.

"He looked good," said Iowa manager Marty Pevey. "He made a great catch down the right-field line in the bullpen and he got his at-bats in, and we'll build on today's game." Assuming Soler feels good, he's expected to play seven to nine innings on Tuesday and get four at-bats. He's on track to join the Cubs this weekend. Soler has been sidelined for about a month with a left ankle sprain.
Jun 30 - 11:01 AM

Starlin Castro went hitless in four at-bats as the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on a rainy night in St. Louis on Sunday.

He finished the night 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Castro has been a bit of a disappointment at the dish this season, slashing just .260/.292/.338 with five homers and 35 RBI.
Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

Jason Hammel struggled in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing four runs on six hits in four-plus innings of work.

On the plus side, Hammel was able to rack up seven strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. He threw 11 pitches before the game was stalled for a lengthy rain delay, and wasn't nearly as sharp once he returned to the ballgame. Even with the rough outing, Hammel still owns a terrific 2.92 ERA and 99/17 K/BB ratio over 95 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Saturday when he takes on the Marlins.
Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

Jorge Soler (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Soler was finally cleared for game action after running the bases without any issues over the weekend. He's only expected to need a couple of games before he's ready to rejoin the Cubs, so expect to see him for their upcoming weekend series against the Marlins.
Jun 28 - 6:02 PM

Cubs activated RHP Neil Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.

Ramirez has missed the last two months of action due to inflammation in his right shoulder, but looked sharp over three minor league rehab outings. He'll give skipper Joe Maddon another option out of the bullpen to protect leads in the late innings.
Jun 28 - 5:35 PM

Cubs placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with left deltoid inflammation.

Wada exited Monday's start due to a cramping issue and didn't recover in time to make his scheduled start on Saturday. Donn Roach filled in for Saturday's start and could get another trip through the Cubs rotation with Wada on the shelf.
Jun 28 - 5:32 PM

Cubs C prospect Kyle Schwarber blasted his first Triple-A home run Saturday for Iowa.

Schwarber homered in the majors before hitting his first Triple-A home run. The 22-year-old finished a triple shy of the cycle on Saturday and is now batting .263 in 19 at-bats for Iowa. Schwarber's bat is big-league ready. Now he just needs to work on his catching.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 28 - 3:39 PM

Jorge Soler (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment this week.

The specifics of the assignment aren't known yet, but Soler was cleared for game action after running the bases this weekend with no issues. He shouldn't need too many games before being activated, so Soler figures to rejoin the Cubs prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 28 - 9:01 AM

The Cubs will activate RHP Neil Ramirez from the disabled list on Sunday.

The Cubs will either place Tsuyoshi Wada on the disabled list or send Donn Roach to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move. Ramirez has missed the last two months with right shoulder inflammation. The right-hander didn't allow a run in three rehab appearances.
Jun 27 - 11:13 PM

Donn Roach got roughed up in his Cubs debut, allowing eight hits and four run in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

He only lasted 3 1/3 innings. With Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) only expected to miss one start), Roach is probably headed back to Triple-A. Saturday marked Roach's first loss in 17 big league appearances.
Jun 27 - 11:05 PM


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