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Cubs-Brewers game on August 13 to start at 6:15 p.m. CT

August 6, 2020

CHICAGO -- The Thursday, August 13 game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field, previously listed as 3:05 p.m. CT, has been selected for a national exclusive telecast by FOX and is now scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. CT. Please refer to Cubs.com for the most up-to-date information on

Cubs option left-handed pitchers Rex Brothers and Justin Steele to alternate site

August 6, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- The Chicago Cubs have optioned left-handed pitchers Rex Brothers and Justin Steele to the club’s South Bend Alternate Site, reducing the active major league roster from 30 to 28 players. Brothers, 32, posted an 11.57 ERA (3 ER/2.1 IP) in two relief outings. He struck out five

Cubs place RHP James Norwood on 10-day IL, recall LHP Justin Steele from alternate site

August 2, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher James Norwood on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 30) with right shoulder inflammation and recalled left-handed pitcher Justin Steele from the club’s South Bend Alternate Site. Steele, who joins the first major league roster of his career, will wear

Cubs recall RHP Colin Rea, option RHP Dillon Maples to alternate site

July 30, 2020

CINCINNATI – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Colin Rea from the club’s South Bend Alternate Site. Right-handed pitcher Dillon Maples was optioned to the South Bend Alternate Site after last night’s game. Rea will be available for the Cubs tonight when they conclude their four-game series at the

Cubs place LHP Brad Wieck on 10-day IL, recall RHP Ryan Tepera from alternate site

July 26, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Tepera from the club’s South Bend Alternate Site. Tepera will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series with

Chicago Cubs open the 2020 60-game schedule July 245

Home opener to feature tribute to frontline health care workers, moment of silence and solidarity, performance from Keedron Bryant and more
July 23, 2020

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will start the 2020 60-Game regular season against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field Friday, July 24, at 6:10 p.m. CDT. The first homestand of the season includes a three-game series with the Brewers July 24-26. The Cubs home opener will feature a moment of

Chicago Cubs set 2020 Opening Day roster

July 23, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have set their Opening Day 30-man roster in advance of their 2020 season opener tomorrow night vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs have placed left-handed pitcher José Quintana on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 20) with a left thumb nerve injury and placed

Cubs sign outfielder Jordan Nwogu 

July 22, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed outfielder Jordan Nwogu (pronounced Wo-Goo), the club’s third round pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Cubs have signed all five members of their 2020 Draft class. Nwogu, 21, batted .334 (147-for-440) with 23 doubles, five

Cubs select the contract of INF Jason Kipnis

July 17, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of infielder Jason Kipnis from the Triple-A Iowa roster. Additionally, the Cubs have sent a cash consideration to the San Diego Padres in exchange for the rights to right-handed pitcher Trevor Megill, who has been outrighted off of the 40-man roster

An update from the Chicago Cubs

July 13, 2020

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs Manager David Ross and five other Tier 1 individuals are awaiting their completed Saturday test results and will not attend this morning’s workout. While the overwhelming majority of test results from Saturday have already been reported, these six individuals anticipate further clarity later today. “We’ve decided

Chicago Cubs Announce Tentative 2021 Schedule

July 9, 2020

CHICAGO – Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the tentative 2021 regular season schedule. The Cubs will open their 146th season against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, April 1 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are scheduled to begin the 2021 campaign at home for the second year

Chicago Cubs Announce 2020 60-Game Schedule

July 6, 2020

CHICAGO – Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the club’s 2020 60-Game regular season schedule. The Cubs will open their 60-Game season on Friday, July 24 at 6:10 p.m. against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will play 40 games covering 12 series (six at

Cubs statement on LHP José Quintana

July 2, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today provided the following update on left-handed pitcher José Quintana. Last Saturday while washing dishes at his home in Miami, Quintana suffered a laceration on his left thumb that required five stitches. This morning in Chicago, Quintana underwent microscopic surgery on his left thumb to

Cubs signs three pitchers from 2020 Draft

June 25, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed three of their selections in the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including left-handed pitcher Burl Carraway out of Dallas Baptist University (second round), left-handed pitcher Luke Little out of San Jacinto College North (fourth round) and right-handed pitcher

Cubs sign shortstop Ed Howard

June 22, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed shortstop Ed Howard, the club’s first round selection (16th overall) in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Howard graduated from nearby Mount Carmel High School in Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Howard, 18, batted .421 (48-for-114) with 11

Cubs Conclude 2020 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft

June 11, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020 CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs tonight completed the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Cubs tonight selected left-handed pitcher Burl Carraway out of Dallas Baptist University (second round), outfielder Jordan Nwogu (pronounced Wo-Goo) out of the University of Michigan (third round), left-handed pitcher Luke

Cubs select shortstop Ed Howard in first round of the 2020 MLB Draft

June 10, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs tonight selected shortstop Ed Howard out of Mount Carmel High School in Chicago with the 16th overall pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Cubs mourn the death of 'Salty' Saltwell

May 5, 2020

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today mourn the death of former executive Eldred R. “Salty” Saltwell, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. Saltwell served a variety of roles within the Cubs organization during a 30-year career that started in 1958, which coincided with the front end

Cubs mourn the death of Jim Frey

April 14, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today issued the following statement after learning of the death of former manager and general manager Jim Frey, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 88. “The Chicago Cubs are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Frey, a central figure in

Cubs mourn the death of Glenn Beckert

April 12, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs are saddened to learn of the death of former infielder Glenn Beckert. Beckert passed away this morning in Florida at the age of 79. The club issued the following statement today in Beckert’s memory: “Glenn Beckert was a wonderful person who also happened to be

Cubs mourn the death of Michael Burkhart

April 8, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs are saddened to announce the death of Michael Burkhart, the club’s longtime visiting clubhouse manager. Burkhart lost his battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 63. The club issued the following statement today in “Burky’s” memory: “The Chicago Cubs are mourning the death of

An update from the Chicago Cubs

March 13, 2020

MESA – The Chicago Cubs today released the following operational update after Major League Baseball suspended spring training games and announced a delay to the start of the regular season by at least two weeks due to the emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. The Cubs have closed the Nike

Statement from Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts

March 12, 2020

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today issued the following statement after Major League Baseball announced the decision to suspend spring training games and to delay the start of the regular season by at least two weeks due to the emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. “The health and

Cubs reduce spring roster to 39 players

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020

MESA – The Chicago Cubs have assigned five players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 44 to 39 players. Right-handed pitcher James Norwood has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Four non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: right-handed pitchers Dakota Mekkes and Ben Taylor; and

Cubs reduce spring roster to 44 players

March 10, 2020

MESA – The Chicago Cubs have assigned eight players to minor league camp and added right-handed pitcher Michael Rucker to major league camp as a non-roster invitee. Rucker was recently returned to the Cubs organization after being selected by Baltimore in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft