Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

Player News - Cubs

Date: Team: Pos:

Travis Wood will make his final start of the 2014 season on Monday when the Cubs host the Cardinals.

Fantasy owners who are looking to stream pitchers over the final week of the season should note that Wood is no longer scheduled for two starts. Kyle Hendricks, who starts on Tuesday, will start the season finale against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Sunday.
Sep 20 - 11:37 AM

Welington Castillo (ribs) is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Castillo exited Friday's game in the first inning after sustaining a right rib contusion. John Baker will get the call behind the dish and hit eighth against Roberto Hernandez on Saturday.
Sep 20 - 10:34 AM

Edwin Jackson’s return to the Cubs’ rotation was brief, as he allowed five runs over just two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Dodgers.

Jackson surrendered four hits – including a home run – while walking one and not recording a strikeout. The righty was actually sporting good velocity, but he obviously threw a bunch of hittable pitches and the Dodgers had no issues squaring him up. Jackson and his 6.38 ERA will likely get another start next week, but obviously fantasy owners don’t need to go anywhere near him.
Sep 19 - 6:06 PM

Jorge Soler had an RBI triple in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

It was the rookie's first ever three-bagger in the majors. Soler had one of 11 Cubs hits and scored one of their five runs on the day, but they were handily out-slugged 14-5. He's hitting .361/.397/.738 so far in the bigs.
Sep 19 - 6:03 PM

Welington Castillo has been diagnosed with a left rib contusion.

Castillo exited Friday's game in the first inning with the injury. He'll be re-evaluated before it's determined how much time he might miss.
Sep 19 - 4:12 PM

Welington Castillo left Friday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent back injury.

Castillo appeared to tweak his back in the top of the first inning and was pinch-hit for by Rafael Lopez in the bottom of the frame. The Cubs should have more on Castillo's status later Friday.
Sep 19 - 3:02 PM

Cubs activated RHP Edwin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.

Jackson will rejoin the Cubs' rotation on Friday against the Dodgers after missing the last month with a strained right lat. He holds a 6.09 ERA on the season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sep 19 - 12:14 PM

Arismendy Alcantara is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Alcantara missed the last two games after spraining his right wrist on Monday. The rookie has hit .212/.261/.363 with nine homers and eight steals over 61 games since being promoted by the Cubs in July.
Sep 19 - 10:56 AM

Tsuyoshi Wada got a no-decision on Thursday after allowing just one run over five innings in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Wada pitched well; it was the Cubs' bullpen that couldn't get the job done. The lefty yielded just five hits and a walk while fanning five. After the game, Wada told the media he would not start again this season. Though he hasn't been much of an innings-eater, Wada has pitched well in 12 starts this season, finishing with a 3.22 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 53/18 K/BB ratio.
Sep 19 - 12:11 AM

Jorge Soler finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles, but the Cubs were handed a loss by the Dodgers on Thursday.

Soler padded the Cubs' lead to 2-0 with his first single, then 3-1 with his next single. The rookie is batting .368/.406/.737 in his first 64 plate appearances with five homers and 17 RBI.
Sep 19 - 12:05 AM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is out of the Cubs' lineup again Thursday.

Alcantara suffered a right wrist sprain when he slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and will miss his third straight game Thursday, but he plans to hit in the cage and take batting practice. If all goes well, he could play Friday.
Sep 18 - 5:07 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Dodgers.

Rizzo missed nearly three weeks between late August and mid-September with a back problem, and the Cubs are planning to rest him every other day down the stretch as to avoid a re-injury. Mike Olt is starting at first base on Thursday versus Los Angeles.
Sep 18 - 3:41 PM

Kyle Hendricks limited the Reds to one run in seven innings Wednesday to improve to 7-2 on the season.

The Reds replaced their entire starting lineup after getting one-hit by Jake Arrieta on Tuesday, and the group that Hendricks beat tonight was quite comparable to most of the lineups he faced in the PCL before getting promoted this summer. Hendricks allowed seven hits, but all except for one was a single and he didn't walk anyone. It was also his fifth straight start without allowing a homer, which is the biggest reason he has a 2.28 ERA at the moment.
Sep 17 - 10:51 PM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is aiming to return to the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday.

Alcantara suffered a right wrist sprain when he slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and has missed two straight games, but he can throw with no pain and will attempt batting practice on Thursday afternoon. If it goes well, look for him to return.
Sep 17 - 4:59 PM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

There's no word yet on Alcantara's MRI results, but obviously his right wrist is still not game-ready. The Cubs should have more on the outfielder's status later Wednesday. Ryan Kalish is in center field Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:07 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Beer’s NFL 6 Pack - WR & TE

    Beer’s NFL 6 Pack - WR & TE
  •  
    RotoPat:: Week 3 Rankings

    RotoPat:: Week 3 Rankings
  •  
    Beer’s NFL 6 Pack - QB & RB

    Beer’s NFL 6 Pack - QB & RB
  •  
    Thursday

    Thursday's Fantasy Minute
  •  
    Levitan: Drop options

    Levitan: Drop options
  •  
    Levitan: Biggest flukes

    Levitan: Biggest flukes
  •  
    Wednesday

    Wednesday's Fantasy Minute
  •  
    Levitan: Is Knile top waiver?

    Levitan: Is Knile top waiver?