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Cubs prospect OF Albert Almora went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Wednesday for Double-A Tennessee.

The long ball was the second of the season for Almora, who’s batting .271/.312/.364 through 33 games for Tennessee. The 2012 first-round pick missed time early in the season with a concussion, and he was held out of action last week after a scary outfield collision. Beyond that, the 21-year-old outfielder has fared well as one of the younger everyday players in the Southern League, though it wouldn’t be surprising if he spent the entire 2015 season at the Double-A level.
May 28 - 3:25 PM

Cubs prospect 1B Dan Vogelbach has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Tennessee.

He injured his hamstring running the bases on Monday, so the move will be retroactive to May 26. Vogelbach, 22, is off to a great start this season at Tennessee, batting .320/.436/.497 with 17 extra-base hits (four home runs), 24 RBI and a 38/32 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 43 games. However, with Anthony Rizzo blocking his path to the major leagues, it’s still unclear how Vogelbach might fit into the Cubs’ long-term plans.
May 28 - 3:17 PM

Jon Lester fanned 10 Nationals on Wednesday, but he still lost after giving up two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings.

Lester was outdueled by the one starter more sought-after last winter, Max Scherzer. It's his first loss since April 19, when his ERA stood at 6.89. He's turned in seven straight quality starts since that point.
May 27 - 11:20 PM

Batting leadoff for the second time this season, Chris Coghlan struck out all three times he was up Wednesday before being removed for a pinch-hitter.

Manager Joe Maddon got in his head to drop Dexter Fowler into the cleanup spot tonight, putting Coghlan and his .290 OBP atop the order. Since it didn't work out, there's a good chance Coghlan will go right back to batting seventh on Friday.
May 27 - 11:14 PM

Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

It's simply a day off. Junior Lake is getting a start in right field while Soler rests.
May 27 - 3:28 PM

Neil Ramirez is still feeling soreness in his ailing right shoulder.

The update on Ramirez was actually revealed by Justin Grimm, who had been rehabbing with him. "His shoulder is still barking," Grimm said. "They're just going to more slow play it and wait for it to go away. Hopefully we'll get him back soon and take off." Ramirez has been out since mid-April with shoulder inflammation.
May 27 - 9:17 AM

Cubs released LHP Phil Coke.

Coke is now free to sign elsewhere after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week. He's reportedly already received interest from multiple clubs.
May 27 - 8:53 AM

Kyle Hendricks limited the Nationals to one run in seven innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's walk-off 3-2 victory.

Hendricks was working on a shutout until Bryce Harper clubbed a home run to left-center. The young right-hander allowed only four hits in total while walking two and striking out four. Hendricks has been hit or miss this season, but has been mostly hit in the month of May as he was coming off of a shutout of the Padres in his previous start. He carries a 3.76 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 41/11 k/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings, which he'll bring into a road start versus the Marlins.
May 26 - 10:09 PM

Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Nationals.

Bryant tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth with a blast off of reliever Aaron Barrett. The 23-year-old has homered in back-to-back games and all seven of his home runs have come since May 9. He's also knocked in 31 runs and carries a .281/.396/.489 triple-slash line.
May 26 - 10:02 PM

Addison Russell delivered a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Cubs to a win against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Russell finished 3-for-4 on the night. The Cubs had a runner on second base and two outs in the bottom of the ninth when Russell ripped a double to right-center off of reliever Matt Grace. Russell now has 11 doubles on the season and is batting .252/.301/.426 with three home runs and 13 RBI.
May 26 - 9:57 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Phil Coke has received interest from at least six teams.

Coke has been placed on release waivers and will officially become a free agent on Thursday. It sounds like he could land a big league contract despite posting a 6.30 ERA over 16 appearances before the Cubs designated him for assignment.
May 26 - 9:20 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) has resumed running.

Denorfia has battled a left hamstring issues dating back to spring training and is in the midst of his second trip to the disabled list for the ailment. It appears he's starting to make progress, but the Cubs figure to bring him along slowly.
May 26 - 6:52 PM

Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a losing effort Monday against the Nationals.

After going homerless over his first 20 games in the majors, Bryant has gone deep six times in his last 16 games. The 23-year-old owns a healthy .282/.400/.473 batting line to go along with 30 RBI, five steals, and 25 runs scored. He's been worth the wait for Cubs fans and fantasy owners.
May 25 - 5:08 PM

Cubs shortstop prospect Javier Baez launched two homers Sunday in a win for Triple-A Iowa.

Baez had a great weekend, mashing seven hits in 13 at-bats with three homers and six RBI. The 22-year-old doesn't have enough at-bats to qualify, but if he did, his OPS (.944) would be the eighth-highest in the Pacific Coast League while his slugging percentage (.540) would be tenth-highest. Baez crushed nine homers in his first stint in the big leagues last season but struggled to hit for average (.169 in 213 at-bats).
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 12:22 PM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

David Ross will start behind the plate for Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada in the afternoon opener against the Nationals. It's just a day of rest for Montero.
May 25 - 11:40 AM


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