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Cubs name INF Jared Young, RHP Matt Swarmer Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year

The Chicago Cubs today named infielder Jared Young and right-handed pitcher Matt Swarmer the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the year, respectively.  

Young and Swarmer will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs 7:05 p.m. CT game Thursday, September 27, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs today named infielder Jared Young and right-handed pitcher Matt Swarmer the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the year, respectively.  

Young and Swarmer will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs 7:05 p.m. CT game Thursday, September 27, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.

Young, 23, batted .300 (134-for-447) with 19 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers and 76 RBI in 120 games this season between Single-A South Bend and Single-A Myrtle Beach. He began the year with South Bend, hitting .313 (81-for-259) with 13 doubles, six triples, 10 homers and 53 RBI in 69 games as he earned Midwest League mid-season All-Star honors. Named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for June, he batted .340 (34-for-100) with four doubles, two triples, five homers and 27 RBI on the month before being promoted to Myrtle Beach, July 7. Young appeared in 51 games with the Pelicans to conclude the season, batting .282 (53-for-188) with six doubles, two triples, six homers, 23 RBI and a .368 on-base percentage.

Since making his pro debut in 2017 with Single-A Eugene, Young has batted .290 (170-for-587) with 25 doubles, nine triples, 17 homers and 91 RBI in 159 career contests. He has appeared in 82 games at first base, 33 games at second base, 21 games in left field and one game at shortstop.

A 15th round draft pick in the 2017 Draft, Young attended Old Dominion University where he was named First-Team All-C-USA and a Third-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and ABCA/Rawlings. 

Swarmer, 24, went 9-8 with a 3.22 ERA (46 ER/128.2 IP) in 24 starts between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee. He struck out 135 batters while walking just 21, good for a 6.43 strikeout to walk ratio. He began the season with Myrtle Beach, going 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA (13 ER/51.1 IP) and 59 strikeouts in nine starts to earn Carolina League mid-season All-Star honors. He was named Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month in April after going 2-2 with a 1.74 ERA (4 ER/20.2 IP) in four starts. Promoted to Tennessee on June 5, Swarmer posted a 3.84 ERA (33 ER/77.1 IP) in 15 starts with the Smokies, striking out 76 batters and walking just 14. 

Swarmer has a career 16-14 record with a 3.84 ERA (106 ER/248.2 IP) in 56 appearances, 41 as a starter. He went 7-5 with a 4.71 ERA (53 ER/101.1 IP) in 24 appearances across four teams in the Cubs organization in 2017, and posted a 3.38 ERA (7 ER/18.2 IP) in eight games with Mesa in his pro debut in 2016. 

Selected by the Cubs in the 19th round of the 2016 Draft out of Kutztown University (Penn.), Swarmer was named All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference First Team in 2016. 

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Cubs activate OF Jason Heyward

The Chicago Cubs today activated outfielder Jason Heyward off of the 10-day disabled list. Heyward will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.
 
Heyward, 29, was placed on the disabled list on August 31 with right hamstring tightness and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He is batting .275 (111-for-404) with 21 doubles, seven homers and 52 RBI in 114 games with the Cubs this season. 
 
Chicago's active roster now stands at 35 players.

The Chicago Cubs today activated outfielder Jason Heyward off of the 10-day disabled list. Heyward will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.
 
Heyward, 29, was placed on the disabled list on August 31 with right hamstring tightness and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He is batting .275 (111-for-404) with 21 doubles, seven homers and 52 RBI in 114 games with the Cubs this season. 
 
Chicago's active roster now stands at 35 players.

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Cubs activate of Jason Heyward

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today activated outfielder Jason Heyward off of the 10-day disabled list. Heyward will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

Heyward, 29, was placed on the disabled list on August 31 with right hamstring tightness and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He is batting .275 (111-for-404) with 21 doubles, seven homers and 52 RBI in 114 games with the Cubs this season.

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today activated outfielder Jason Heyward off of the 10-day disabled list. Heyward will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

Heyward, 29, was placed on the disabled list on August 31 with right hamstring tightness and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He is batting .275 (111-for-404) with 21 doubles, seven homers and 52 RBI in 114 games with the Cubs this season.

Chicago's active roster now stands at 35 players.

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Chicago Cubs announce online registration details for potential postseason single game ticket sales

Fans can register for a chance to purchase postseason tickets beginning today at noon - a refundable $50 deposit will be collected to ensure the authenticity of each entry

The Chicago Cubs have announced details for fans seeking the opportunity to purchase single game tickets to potential postseason games at Wrigley Field. Beginning today at noon until Friday, September 21, at noon, fans can register for a random drawing to win a chance to purchase single game postseason tickets for a potential Wild Card Game and National League Division Series games.* Registration cut-off times for future potential rounds are available at www.cubs.com/postseason.

Fans will once again be required to complete the online form and submit a one-time refundable deposit of $50 in an effort to verify authenticity of each entry and the genuine interest to attend postseason games. The $50 deposit may be applied to the ticket purchase, if applicable, or will be refunded at the conclusion of the postseason.

The Chicago Cubs have announced details for fans seeking the opportunity to purchase single game tickets to potential postseason games at Wrigley Field. Beginning today at noon until Friday, September 21, at noon, fans can register for a random drawing to win a chance to purchase single game postseason tickets for a potential Wild Card Game and National League Division Series games.* Registration cut-off times for future potential rounds are available at www.cubs.com/postseason.

Fans will once again be required to complete the online form and submit a one-time refundable deposit of $50 in an effort to verify authenticity of each entry and the genuine interest to attend postseason games. The $50 deposit may be applied to the ticket purchase, if applicable, or will be refunded at the conclusion of the postseason.

Fans who register for the online ticket opportunity will be notified via email if they have been selected for a chance to purchase. Those who are randomly selected from all eligible registrants will have a one-time chance to purchase a maximum of four tickets, pending availability, among available games. Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All registered fans who are not selected or do not complete a purchase for early postseason contests will remain eligible for selection if the Cubs advance to subsequent rounds. Fans may only purchase tickets once during the postseason. Being selected in a drawing does not guarantee the opportunity to purchase tickets to a postseason game.

New this year, postseason tickets will be available exclusively as mobile tickets via the free MLB Ballpark app. The MLB Ballpark app provides a convenient, secure way for fans to use and share mobile tickets, allowing easy ticket management and entry into games at Wrigley Field using a mobile device. Visit www.cubs.com/ballparkapp for more information. 

Single game ticket buyers are encouraged to pay with Mastercard, the preferred credit card of the Chicago Cubs. Fans may visit www.cubs.com/postseason for more information about potential single game postseason ticket sales or call the Chicago Cubs Fan Services team at 800-THE-CUBS with any questions. 

*Registration is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited; additional exclusions apply. Registrations from past Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunities do not carry over to the 2018 Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunity. Full terms and conditions are available at www.cubs.com/postseason.

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Cubs-Reds September 14 game to start at 7:05 p.m. CT

CHICAGO - The Friday, September 14 game vs. the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, currently listed as 1:20 p.m. CDT, is now scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. CDT and will air on WGN. Gates will open approximately two hours before the start of the evening game. No ticket exchange is necessary.

Please refer to Cubs.com for the most up-to-date schedule information.

CHICAGO - The Friday, September 14 game vs. the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, currently listed as 1:20 p.m. CDT, is now scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. CDT and will air on WGN. Gates will open approximately two hours before the start of the evening game. No ticket exchange is necessary.

Please refer to Cubs.com for the most up-to-date schedule information.

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Cubs-Cardinals September 29 game time announced

CHICAGO -- The Saturday, September 29 game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, previously listed as "TBD," has been selected for a national exclusive telecast by FOX and is now scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. CDT.

Please refer to Cubs.com for the most up-to-date schedule information.

CHICAGO -- The Saturday, September 29 game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, previously listed as "TBD," has been selected for a national exclusive telecast by FOX and is now scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. CDT.

Please refer to Cubs.com for the most up-to-date schedule information.

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Cubs recall right-handed pitcher Alec Mills

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Alec Mills from Triple-A Iowa. Chicago's active roster now stands at 34 players.

Mills, 26, joins the Cubs for the third time this season, and is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP) in three appearances (two starts) with Chicago thus far. He made his Cubs debut, July 27 at St. Louis, tossing 2.0 perfect frames out of the bullpen. Mills made two starts in his second stint with the team, August 24-29, including one run in 5.2 innings, August 24 vs. Cincinnati.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Alec Mills from Triple-A Iowa. Chicago's active roster now stands at 34 players.

Mills, 26, joins the Cubs for the third time this season, and is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP) in three appearances (two starts) with Chicago thus far. He made his Cubs debut, July 27 at St. Louis, tossing 2.0 perfect frames out of the bullpen. Mills made two starts in his second stint with the team, August 24-29, including one run in 5.2 innings, August 24 vs. Cincinnati.

Mills went 5-12 with a 4.84 ERA (67 ER/124.2 IP) in 23 starts with Iowa this season. He this year returned to the big leagues for the first time since 2016, when he made three relief appearances for the Kansas City Royals, posting no record and a 13.50 ERA (5 ER/3.1 IP). Mills was acquired by the Cubs on February 8, 2017 from the Royals for minor league outfielder Donnie Dewees.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Mills was originally selected by the Royals in the 22nd round of the 2012 Draft out of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was limited to seven minor league starts due to injury last year across three levels of the Cubs system, going 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA (8 ER/28.0 IP).

The Clarksville, Tenn., native is 26-35 with nine saves and a 3.42 ERA (207 ER/545.0 IP) in seven minor league campaigns in the Royals and Cubs organizations.

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Chicago Cubs to host Milwaukee Brewers Sept. 10-12, Cincinnati Reds Sept. 14-16

Six-game homestand to include promotional items, "Let's Go Gold" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day and more

The Chicago Cubs will host a six-game homestand with visits by NL Central division opponents the Milwaukee Brewers September 10-12 and the Cincinnati Reds September 14-16. 

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the 30 club nominees for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual award for Major League players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. 

The Chicago Cubs will host a six-game homestand with visits by NL Central division opponents the Milwaukee Brewers September 10-12 and the Cincinnati Reds September 14-16. 

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the 30 club nominees for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual award for Major League players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. 

The Cubs nominee this year is pitcher Jon Lester. In 2006, Lester was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare, fast-spreading but treatable cancer of the lymph nodes. After beating his fight against cancer, he and his wife, Farrah, launched their NVRQT (Never Quit) campaign to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research with proceeds benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF). Since the campaign's inception in 2012, Lester has helped raise nearly $2 million for PCRF. Also through NVRQT, Lester hosts groups of children going through treatment at select road games through his program called "Road Rallies." Through these rallies, Lester has hosted more than 600 children at 24 ballparks. 
 
Also nominated, but representing the Texas Rangers, is pitcher Cole Hamels. Throughout his career, Hamels donated more than $20 million to educational and nonprofit organizations both domestically and internationally, in the hopes of making a difference in a child's life. In 2009 Hamels, along with his wife Heidi, founded the Hamels Foundation, which works to provide hope and a brighter future for children by providing financial support for educational opportunities. 

Homestand highlights follow.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

Wrigley Field will once again serve foodie spins on ballpark favorites this season. The Cubs and hospitality partner Levy are focusing on freshly prepared, chef-driven menu items including house-smoked short ribs and pork shoulder; house-made pickles, chips, slaws and condiments; and creative twists on classic Chicago flavors. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug's continues its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Paul Popovich, a Mexican chorizo sausage with spicy salsa and pepper jack cheese; the Les Lancaster, a beef and pork thuringer sausage with beer mustard, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese; and the Glenallen Hill, a spicy Vienna Beef Polish sausage with honey mustard, sauerkraut and smoked gouda cheese.

Cubs Charities and Community events:

In honor of Roberto Clemente Day, Cubs Charities will recognize Ricardo Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, Monday, September 10, during a pregame ceremony for his dedication to the community. Estrada has nearly three decades of leadership experience in human services, philanthropy and government. 

Cubs Charities will again join Major League Baseball in the fight against pediatric cancer Wednesday, September 12, by going "gold" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Wrigley Field. Before the game, a Cubs player will visit Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge to deliver 200 custom-made Cubs-themed hospital gowns to pediatric cancer patients. Later, Cubs players and coaches will wear gold ribbon decals, wristbands and batting practice shirts, as well as participate in a special pregame activity alongside pediatric cancer patients and their families. Net proceeds from that day's 50/50 raffle will be split among players' charities serving children battling cancer, including the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, Jon Lester's NVRQT campaign, Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation and the Brian Duensing Foundation. 

During the pregame ceremony Wednesday, September 12, Peoples Gas will present Cubs Charities with a $100,000 check to support Cubs RBI Scholars, an academic enrichment program for high school baseball and softball players in the Cubs RBI network.

On Friday, September 14, Cole Hamels will present both the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) and Working in the Schools (WITS), with a $5,000 check on behalf of the Hamels Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the power of education by giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon will once again support Chicago nonprofit organizations through his "Respect Community" charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon will represent a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization's T-shirt during his postgame press conference. Joe Maddon's "Respect Community" shirt Friday, September 14, will represent Metropolitan Family Services, which provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential.

Homestand Details September 10-16:

Monday, September 10, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.
•   Promotion: El Mago T-shirt with special QR code message presented by Mastercard, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Autism Awareness Night
•   National anthem: Guest of the Cubs Stefan Xidas 
•   First pitch: Lead singer of the award-winning rock band Kansas and Chicago native Ronnie Platt
•   7th inning stretch: Former Chicago Bears players Matt Forte and Lance Briggs
•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Tuesday, September 11, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Special Olympics Night
•   First pitch: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch
•   Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, September 12, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.
•   Pregame: "Let's Go Gold" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
•   Promotion: Cubs Digital Alarm Clock presented by ENGIE, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Cancer Awareness Night
•   First pitch: PGA golfer Billy Horschel
•   First pitch: Former Cubs pitcher Paul Reuschel 
•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Actor and comedian Kevin Hart
•   Broadcast: ABC 7, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, September 14, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.
•   Promotion: Cubs Patch Cap presented by Budweiser, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults, age 21 and older
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Vanderbilt University Day
•   First pitch: Chicago-based rapper Valee
•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Chris Chelios 
•   Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Saturday, September 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 3:05 p.m.
•   Promotion: Kris Bryant Replica Sunglasses presented by Jewel-Osco, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
•   7th inning stretch: Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg 
•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, September 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.
•   Promotion: Albert Almora Bobblehead presented by Xfinity, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
•   Community Night presented by PEAK: Teaming Up Against ALS
•   First pitch: Heroic Noblesville West Middle School teacher Jason Seaman
•   7th inning stretch: Actor, comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen
•   Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
•   Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, first 1,000 children 13 and younger

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Cubs name OF Nelson Velazquez, RHP Cory Abbott Minor League Player, Pitcher of the Month for August

The Chicago Cubs today named Single-A Eugene outfielder Nelson Velazquez and Single-A Myrtle Beach right-handed pitcher Cory Abbott the organization's minor league player and pitcher of the month for August, respectively.  

Velazquez, 19, batted .290 (29-for-100) with seven doubles, two triples, five homers, 14 RBI and seven stolen bases in his final 28 games of the regular season beginning August 1. He drew 12 walks contributing to a .388 OBP during that span, while posting a .550 slugging mark and .938 OPS. He finished the regular season on a nine-game hitting streak, batting .395 (15-for-38) with four doubles and four homers, including a multi-homer game in the regular season finale, September 3 at Boise. 

The Chicago Cubs today named Single-A Eugene outfielder Nelson Velazquez and Single-A Myrtle Beach right-handed pitcher Cory Abbott the organization's minor league player and pitcher of the month for August, respectively.  

Velazquez, 19, batted .290 (29-for-100) with seven doubles, two triples, five homers, 14 RBI and seven stolen bases in his final 28 games of the regular season beginning August 1. He drew 12 walks contributing to a .388 OBP during that span, while posting a .550 slugging mark and .938 OPS. He finished the regular season on a nine-game hitting streak, batting .395 (15-for-38) with four doubles and four homers, including a multi-homer game in the regular season finale, September 3 at Boise. 

In his second professional season, Velazquez batted .231 (87-for-376) with 19 doubles, two triples, 11 homers and 40 RBI in 103 games between Single-A South Bend and Eugene. The Emeralds clinched a postseason berth and face Hillsboro tonight in game two of a best-of-three series. 

A fifth round pick of the Cubs in the 2017 Draft, Velazquez graduated from P.J. Education High School in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Also named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month in August of last season, he has batted .233 (113-for-486) with 24 doubles, four triples, 19 homers and 57 RBI in 135 games over two seasons. 

Abbott, 22, went 2-0 with a 0.67 ERA (2 ER/27.0 IP) in five August starts with Myrtle Beach, striking out 29 batters while walking 10. He limited opposing hitters to a .188 average (18-for-96) and surrendered just one homer. His 0.67 ERA led all Cubs pitchers in the month and ranked tops in the Carolina League. He closed the season on a 19.0-inning scoreless streak, including three-straight scoreless outings to finish the season. 

In his first full professional season, the right-hander went 8-6 with a 2.50 ERA (32 ER/115.0 IP) in 22 starts between South Bend and Myrtle Beach. He went 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA (13 ER/47.1 IP) in nine starts to begin the season with South Bend, and earned Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors in May. He was promoted to Myrtle Beach in early June and went 4-5 with a 2.53 ERA (19 ER/67.2 IP) in 13 starts. 

A second-round selection in the 2017 MLB Draft out of Loyola Marymount University (Calif.), Abbott made five starts last season with Single-A Eugene in his first pro action, posting a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP). Overall, he has gone 8-6 with a 2.65 ERA (38 ER/129.0 IP) in 27 minor league starts. 

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Cubs select LHP Jaime Garcia from Triple-A Iowa

MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Mark Zagunis has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and placed on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Chicago's active roster now stands at 33 players.

Garcia will be available for the Cubs tonight when they continue their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Mark Zagunis has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and placed on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Chicago's active roster now stands at 33 players.

Garcia will be available for the Cubs tonight when they continue their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

Garcia, 32, signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on August 31 after going 3-6 with a 5.93 ERA (49 ER/74.1 IP) in 25 appearances, 13 starts, with the Toronto Blue Jays this season before being designated for assignment on August 25. He began the season in the Blue Jays rotation and made 13 starts but endured two stints on the disabled list due to left shoulder inflammation. He pitched in relief upon returning from the second stint and recently tossed seven scoreless outings in August, totaling 5.2 innings, allowing only one hit, one walk and fanning seven in that span.

The southpaw is a veteran of 10 major league campaigns with the St. Louis Cardinals (2008-16), Atlanta Braves (2016), Minnesota Twins (2017), New York Yankees (2017) and Twins (2018), going 70-61 with a 3.84 ERA (481 ER/1,127.1 IP) in 210 appearances, 187 starts. In all, 12 of his 23 career relief outings have taken place in 2018.

Zagunis, 25, batted .272 (101-for-371) with seven homers and 40 RBI in 115 games with Iowa this season.

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Cubs activate RHP Tyler Chatwood and LHP Brian Duensing from 10-day DL

MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood and left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing off of the 10-day disabled list. Chicago's active roster now stands at 32 players.

Both Chatwood and Duensing will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they begin their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood and left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing off of the 10-day disabled list. Chicago's active roster now stands at 32 players.

Both Chatwood and Duensing will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they begin their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

Chatwood, 28, is 4-6 with a 5.22 ERA (59 ER/101.2 IP) in 23 appearances, 20 starts, for the Cubs this season. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on August 23 (retro to August 20) and made a pair of rehab starts with Iowa as part of his return, going 0-1 with a 9.45 ERA (7 ER/6.2 IP) in the two starts, including a 2.1-inning stint yesterday vs. Round Rock.

Duensing, 35, is 3-0 with one save and a 7.34 ERA (28 ER/34.1 IP) in 43 relief appearances with the Cubs this season. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on August 3 and made five rehab appearances with Iowa as part of his return, going 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA (4 ER/5.2 IP) in those outings. He owned a 0.54 ERA (1 ER/16.2 IP) in his first 23 outings through May 27 before allowing 19 earned runs in his next 9.1 innings covering 12 relief outings and being placed on the disabled list for the first time on July 1. He returned July 13 but was back on the D.L. a few weeks later.

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Cubs announce roster moves for September 1

The Chicago Cubs today announced the following roster moves for September 1: infielders Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have been activated off of the 10-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher James Norwood has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa; and outfielder Terrance Gore and catcher Taylor Davis have been selected from Triple-A Iowa. 

To make room for Gore (uniform number one) and Davis (uniform number 53) on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell and left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny have been designated for assignment. Chicago's active roster now stands at 30 players.

The Chicago Cubs today announced the following roster moves for September 1: infielders Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have been activated off of the 10-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher James Norwood has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa; and outfielder Terrance Gore and catcher Taylor Davis have been selected from Triple-A Iowa. 

To make room for Gore (uniform number one) and Davis (uniform number 53) on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell and left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny have been designated for assignment. Chicago's active roster now stands at 30 players.

All five players will be available for the Cubs tonight when they continue their three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Bryant, 26, is batting .276 (84-for-304) with 21 doubles, 11 home runs and 44 RBI in 76 games for the Cubs this season. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 26 (retro to July 24) with left shoulder inflammation and played in four rehab games with Iowa as part of his return, going 2-for-10 with an RBI in those games from last Monday-Thursday. This was Bryant's second stint on the disabled list for shoulder inflammation this season, as he also missed time on the 10-day D.L. from June 26-July 11, marking his first times sidelined during his four-year major league career.

Russell, 24, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on August 22 (retro to August 20) with a sprained left middle finger and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He is batting .259 (99-for-382) with 21 doubles, five homers and 37 RBI in 112 games with the Cubs this season. According to Baseball-Reference, Russell ranks fourth in the National League with a 2.0 Defensive WAR this year.   

Davis, 28, batted .275 (98-for-356) with 18 doubles, four homers and 41 RBI in 107 games with Iowa this season. He played 67 games at catcher, 24 games at first base and 12 games at third base this year. Davis made his big league debut with the Cubs last year, batting .231 (3-for-13) with one double and one RBI in eight games. The right-handed batter was originally signed by the Cubs as a minor league free agent on July 11, 2011.

Gore, 27, was acquired from the Kansas City Royals in a minor league trade on August 15 and made his debut with Iowa the following day. Overall, Gore has played in 11 games with Iowa and recorded five stolen bases while going 4-for-34 (.118) at the plate. Gore has played parts of four seasons in the majors with Kansas City (2014-17), recording 21 stolen bases in 25 attempts (84 percent success rate) with 14 runs scored while going a combined 0-for-11 at the plate. 

Norwood, 24, made his big league debut with the Cubs in July and has gone 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA (3 ER/5.2 IP) in five relief appearances with the Cubs this year. Norwood went 2-3 with two saves and a 2.50 ERA (14 ER/50.1 IP) in 40 relief appearances between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa this season. With Iowa, he went 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA (5 ER/17.2 IP) in 15 relief appearances while limiting foes to a .180 batting average.

Farrell, 27, went 3-4 with a 5.17 ERA (18 ER/31.1 IP) in 20 appearances, including two starts, with the Cubs this season. With Iowa, Farrell went 1-4 with a 3.64 ERA (22 ER/54.1 IP) in 12 starts with Iowa this year.

Zastryzny, 26, went 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA (3 ER/5.2 IP) in six relief outings with the Cubs this year. With Iowa, Zastryzny went 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (24 ER/56.0 IP) in 33 appearances, all but one in relief.

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Cubs place OF Jason Heyward on 10-day DL

The Chicago Cubs today placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list with right hamstring tightness and recalled right-handed pitcher Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa.

Maples will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

The Chicago Cubs today placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list with right hamstring tightness and recalled right-handed pitcher Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa.

Maples will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

The 27-year-old Maples has gone 2-3 with 10 saves and a 2.79 ERA (12 ER/38.2 IP) in 41 relief outings with Iowa this season. Maples has struck out 75 batters in 38.2 innings, an average of 17.5 strikeouts per nine innings, and has limited opponents to a .162 average. In his last 18 Triple-A outings since May 25, he has allowed just three earned runs in 25.0 innings, good for a 1.08 ERA, striking out 53 in 25.0 innings pitched. He joins the Cubs for the fifth time this season (5 ER/3.1 IP, 13.50 ERA, three relief outings).  

Maples was originally selected by the Cubs in the 14th round of the 2011 Draft. He made his Major League debut in the final month of last season, allowing six runs in six relief outings (5.1 IP). Overall, he is 15-20 with 34 saves and a 4.30 ERA (136 ER/284.1 IP) in 176 career appearances (all but 30 in relief) covering seven Minor League seasons. Last year he struck out 100 batters in 63.1 innings across three Minor League levels. 

Heyward, 29, is batting .275 (111-for-404) with 21 doubles, seven homers and 52 RBIs in 114 games with the Cubs this season.

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Cubs activate LHP Mike Montgomery

The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery off of the 10-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Alec Mills has been optioned to Triple-A. Additionally, right-handed pitcher James Norwood has been optioned to Triple-A after serving as the "26th man" yesterday against the New York Mets.

Montgomery will make the start for the Cubs tonight when they play their make-up game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park.

The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery off of the 10-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Alec Mills has been optioned to Triple-A. Additionally, right-handed pitcher James Norwood has been optioned to Triple-A after serving as the "26th man" yesterday against the New York Mets.

Montgomery will make the start for the Cubs tonight when they play their make-up game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park.

The 29-year-old Montgomery was placed on the disabled list on August 17 with left shoulder inflammation and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He has gone 4-4 with a 3.62 ERA (40 ER/99.1 IP) in 32 appearances, including 13 starts, with the Cubs this season. Tonight, Montgomery will match his 14 starts with the Cubs from last season, two shy of his career-high 16 starts with Seattle in 2015. Overall, Montgomery has gone 4-3 with a 3.08 ERA (25 ER/73.0 IP) in his 13 starts this season, limiting foes to a .679 OPS.

Montgomery was acquired by the Cubs from Seattle at the trade deadline in 2016 and recorded the final out of the World Series later that Fall. He went 7-8 with three saves and a 3.38 ERA (49 ER/130.2 IP) in 44 appearances, 14 starts, with the Cubs last season, setting a career high in innings pitched and strikeouts (100).

Mills, 26, has gone 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP) in three appearances (two starts) with the Cubs this season. He is 5-12 with a 4.84 ERA (67 ER/124.2 IP) in 23 starts with Iowa this year.  

Norwood, 24, has gone 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA (3 ER/5.2 IP) in five relief appearances with the Cubs this year. He has gone 2-3 with two saves and a 2.50 ERA (14 ER/50.1 IP) in 40 relief appearances between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa this season.

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Cubs acquire C Bobby Wilson from Minnesota

The Chicago Cubs today acquired catcher Bobby Wilson from the Minnesota Twins for catcher Chris Gimenez and a player to be named or cash consideration.  Wilson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle on August 24.

To make room for Wilson on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni has been designated for assignment.

The Chicago Cubs today acquired catcher Bobby Wilson from the Minnesota Twins for catcher Chris Gimenez and a player to be named or cash consideration.  Wilson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle on August 24.

To make room for Wilson on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni has been designated for assignment.

Wilson, 35, has spent all or part of nine major league campaigns with six clubs, seeing action with the Los Angeles Angels (2008-12), Arizona Diamondbacks (2014), the Tampa Bay Rays (2015, 2016), Texas Rangers (2015, 2016), Detroit Tigers (2016) and Twins (2018).  He is a career .208 hitter (185-for-888) with 39 doubles, 18 homers and 100 RBI in 371 major league contests.

The right-handed batter is hitting .178 (24-for-135) with two homers and 16 RBI in 47 games with the Twins this season.

Gimenez, 35, hit .204 (41-for-201) with two homers and 18 RBI in 68 games with Triple-A Iowa this year.  He batted .143 (4-for-28) with one RBI in 12 games with the Cubs this season.

Mazzoni, 28, went 4-3 with four saves and a 4.46 ERA (19 ER/38.1 IP) in 29 relief outings with Iowa this season.  With Chicago, Mazzoni went 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA (1 ER/8.2 IP) in eight relief outings this year.

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