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Cubs claim RHP Chandler Shepherd off waivers from Boston

May 18, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today claimed right-handed pitcher Chandler Shepherd off of waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Shepherd has been optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Shepherd, 26, is 17-28 with 16 saves and a 4.09 ERA (174 ER/383.1 IP) in 158 career appearances (35 starts) covering the last six

Chicago Cubs to host Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds in seven-game homestand 

Homestand to include first #budfridays, Diamond Project Grants Brunch, special guests and More
May 17, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs return home Monday, May 20, for a seven-game homestand with visits from the Philadelphia Phillies May 20-23 and the Cincinnati Reds May 24-26. Cubs Charities continues its month of giving with the Cubs Jr. All-Stars rally at Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center Monday, May 20,

Cubs activate C Victor Caratini from 10-day I.L.

May 16, 2019

CINCINNATI – The Chicago Cubs today activated catcher Victor Caratini off of the 10-day injured list. Catcher Taylor Davis was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after last night’s game. Caratini will make the start at first base tonight for the Cubs as they conclude their three-game series at the Cincinnati Reds.

Cubs activate LHP Xavier Cedeno off 10-day I.L., place RHP Allen Webster on 10-day I.L.

May 11, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeño off of the 10-day injured list and placed right-handed pitcher Allen Webster on the 10-day injured list with radial nerve inflammation. Cedeño will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they continue their three-game series against the Milwaukee

Cubs statement regarding on-air incident

May 8, 2019

Statement from Crane Kenney on Conclusion of May 7 On-Air Broadcast Incident Investigation: We have investigated the incident that occurred at Wrigley Field on May 7, 2019, where an individual was observed on camera using an offensive hand gesture that is associated with racism. The long-standing Chicago Cubs Guest Code

Cubs announce roster moves for May 8

May 8, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery off of the 10-day injured list and recalled infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitcher Pedro Strop has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 7) with a left hamstring strain and infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist

Cubs shift tonight’s start time to 6:35 p.m. CT

May 8, 2019

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have shifted the start of tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins to 6:35 p.m. CT (30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled) due to the forecast of inclement weather later in the evening. Gates will open at their originally scheduled time of 5:05 p.m.

Statement from Cubs' Crane Kenney

May 8, 2019

Statement Issued by Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney Regarding On-Air Incident During NBC Sports Chicago’s Cubs Game Broadcast: We are currently investigating an incident that occurred during the Cubs’ May 7 broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago while reporter Doug Glanville was on the air. An individual seated behind

Cubs roster moves for May 6

May 6, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A Iowa and optioned right-handed pitcher Dillon Maples to Triple-A Iowa. Edwards will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their four-game series against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. Edwards, 27, joins the Cubs for the

Cubs name minor league pitcher and player of month for April

May 6, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today named Double-A Tennessee infielder Robel Garcia and right-handed pitcher Tyson Miller the organization’s minor league player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively. Garcia, 26, batted .327 (18-for-55) with five doubles, five homers, six walks and 20 RBI in 15 games in April with the

Cubs reinstate Oscar De La Cruz

May 3, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today reinstated right-handed pitcher Oscar De La Cruz off of the restricted list. Right-handed pitcher Tony Barnette has been returned from rehab assignment and transferred to the 60-day injured list. De La Cruz, 24, has made three starts as part of a rehab assignment with Myrtle Beach

Cubs host division rivals and Marlins in 10-game homestand

May 2, 2019

The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for a 10-game homestand featuring visits from the St. Louis Cardinals May 3-5, Miami Marlins May 6-9 and Milwaukee Brewers May 10-12. Cubs Charities will kick off a month of giving with more than 30 events taking place throughout Chicago communities, involving Cubs

Cubs reinstate Addison Russell, option to Triple-A

May 2, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today reinstated infielder Addison Russell off of the restricted list and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Russell on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. Russell, 25, has played six games as part of a

Cubs Charities to launch month of giving

Celebration to include Cubs Jr. All-Stars assemblies, equipment donation event, Cubs Charities youth baseball and softball festival, Cubs Scholars surprises and more
May 1, 2019

CHICAGO – Starting Friday, May 3, Cubs Charities will kick off a month of giving with more than 30 events taking place throughout Chicago communities, involving Cubs players and Cubs associates. The month of giving will celebrate Cubs Charities’ reach and impact across the city through its Diamond Project, which

Cubs Cap Artist Series available during Bud Friday Games

April 29, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs are teaming up with six talented local artists, designers and illustrators to bring Cubs fans the Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser. The Cubs Cap Artist Series is a collection of six limited-edition caps to be given away at select Friday home games during

Cubs recall RHP Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa, option LHP Randy Rosario to Triple-A

April 26, 2019

PHOENIX – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa. Left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario was optioned to Triple-A following yesterday’s game. Maples will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series at the Arizona Diamondbacks. Maples, 26, is 0-1 with a 3.38

Cubs activate Jon Lester from injured list

April 25, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Jon Lester off of the 10-day injured list. Left-handed pitcher Tim Collins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa following last night’s game. Lester will make the start for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at

Cubs activate Bote from paternity list, option Mills to Triple-A

April 24, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated infielder David Bote off of the paternity list. Right-handed pitcher Alec Mills was optioned to Triple-A Iowa following last night’s game. Bote will be available for the Cubs tonight when they continue their three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

Cubs place David Bote on paternity list

April 23, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today placed infielder David Bote on the paternity list and recalled left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa. Rosario will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Rosario, 24, returns to the Cubs after

Cubs roster moves for April 21

April 21, 2019

Cubs homestand April 19-25 vs. D-backs and Dodgers

April 18, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs kick off the second homestand of the season with visits from National League West opponents the Arizona Diamondbacks April 19-21 and the Los Angeles Dodgers April 23-25. On Tuesday, April 23, fans will be transported to Westeros during Game of Thrones® Night at Wrigley Field.

Cubs announce make-up date for postponed game vs. Los Angeles Angels

April 15, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today announced that yesterday’s postponed game against the Los Angeles Angels will be played on Monday, June 3 at 3:05 p.m. CDT. Tickets to the April 14 game at Wrigley Field will be honored for the 3:05 p.m. CDT Monday, June 3 makeup game. Fans are encouraged

Cubs-Angels game postponed today

April 14, 2019

Sunday afternoon’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day. The makeup date is yet to be determined. Fans are encouraged to retain their tickets (mobile and/or printed) from today’s postponed game to

Cubs place C Victor Caratini on 10-day I.L.,recall C Taylor Davis from Triple-A Iowa

April 12, 2019

The Chicago Cubs today placed catcher Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list with a fractured left hamate and recalled catcher Taylor Davis from Triple-A Iowa. Davis will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they begin their three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field. Davis,

Cubs shift Thursday's start time to 6:35 p.m. CT

April 11, 2019

The Chicago Cubs have shifted the start of tonight’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates to 6:35 p.m. CT (30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled) due to the forecast of inclement weather later in the evening. Gates will open at their originally scheduled time of 5:05 p.m.