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Cubs Exercise 2020 Club Option On 1B Anthony Rizzo, Select Contract Of RHP Colin Rea From Triple-A

November 4, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have exercised their 2020 club contract option on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Colin Rea from Triple-A Iowa. Additionally, the club has declined its 2020 contract options on right-handed pitchers Tony Barnette, Kendall Graveman, Brandon Morrow and David Phelps,

2020 Cubs Convention weekend passes, experiences and hotel packages go on sale November 1 at noon 

Mastercard® presale available starting at 10 a.m.
October 28, 2019

CHICAGO – The 35th Annual Cubs Convention will go on sale to the general public Friday, November 1, at noon CDT. Fans have the opportunity to purchase all-access weekend passes, hotel packages and new experience passes. As the preferred payment of the Chicago Cubs, fans using a Mastercard can participate

Statements From Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and David Ross

October 24, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today released the following statements from Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts, President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and Manager David Ross. Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts “My family and I congratulate David. He’s a proven winner and we look forward to him leading our team back to

Cubs Name David Ross Manager, Agree to Terms on Three-year Contract

October 24, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named David Ross the 55th manager in franchise history, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 campaign. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ross will be formally introduced at a press conference

Cubs announce player development leadership structure, including new directors of pitching and hitting roles

October 17, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced a new player development leadership structure within their baseball operations department. Matt Dorey has been named Senior Director, Player Development. This marks a shift to player development for Dorey, who has spent the last six years as the club’s director of amateur scouting

Cubs activate RHP Craig Kimbrel

September 19, 2019

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Craig Kimbrel off of the 10-day injured list. Kimbrel will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Kimbrel, 31, was placed on the injured list with right elbow

Cubs name of Brennen Davis, RHP Cory Abbott Minor League Player, Pitcher of the Year

September 16, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Single-A South Bend outfielder Brennen Davis and Double-A Tennessee right-handed pitcher Cory Abbott as the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Davis and Abbott will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs 6:15 p.m. CT game

Cubs recall RHP Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa

September 13, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa. Maples will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they begin their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s active roster now stands at 37 players. Maples, 27, joins the Cubs for

Chicago Cubs host Pirates, Reds and Cardinals for final homestand of the season

Homestand includes a tribute to WGN-TV, Hispanic Heritage Celebrations, Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, HBCU Day and more
September 12, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs host the Pittsburgh Pirates September 13-15, Cincinnati Reds September 16-18 and St. Louis Cardinals September 19-22 at Wrigley Field for the final homestand of the 2019 season. The Cubs will honor longtime broadcasting partner WGN-TV Saturday, September 21, during the final Cubs home game broadcast

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
September 12, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have announced details for fans seeking the opportunity to purchase single game tickets to potential 2019 postseason games at Wrigley Field. Beginning today at noon CDT until Monday, September 23, at noon CDT, fans can register for a random drawing to win a chance to

Cubs name Jason McLeod Senior VP/Player Personnel

September 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced that Jason McLeod will be transitioning from Senior Vice President of Amateur Scouting and Player Development to Senior Vice President of Player Personnel. In his new role, McLeod will be involved in all aspects of the Major League operation with particular focus

Cubs announce roster moves for September 9

September 9, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of infielder Nico Hoerner from Double-A Tennessee and recalled right-handed pitcher James Norwood from Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Hoerner on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario was designated for assignment. In addition, right-handed pitcher Adbert Alzolay was

Cubs Select LHP Danny Hultzen From Triple-A Iowa

September 7, 2019

MILWAUKEE – The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen from Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Hultzen on the 40-man roster, catcher Taylor Davis was designated for assignment. Hultzen, who will wear uniform number 39, will be available for the Cubs tonight when they continue

Cubs place RHP Craig Kimbrel on 10-day IL

September 5, 2019

MILWAUKEE – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to September 2) with right elbow inflammation. Infielder David Bote has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa. In addition, catcher Taylor Davis was optioned to Iowa after Tuesday’s game. Bote will be available for

Cubs name INF Luis Verdugo, RHP Cory Abbott Minor League Player, Pitcher of the Month for August

September 4, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Rookie League Mesa infielder Luis Verdugo and Double-A Tennessee right-handed pitcher Cory Abbott the organization’s minor league player and pitcher of the month for August, respectively. Verdugo, 18, batted .395 (30-for-76) with four doubles, two triples, five homers, 22 runs scored and 23

Cubs activate C Willson Contreras and LHP Derek Holland 

September 3, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated catcher Willson Contreras and left-handed pitcher Derek Holland off of the 10-day injured list. Chicago’s active roster now stands at 35 players. Both Contreras, who will make the start at catcher, and Holland will be available for the Cubs tonight when they conclude

Cubs recall RHP Adbert Alzolay from Triple-A Iowa

September 2, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Adbert Alzolay from Triple-A Iowa. Alzolay will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they being their two-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s active roster now stands at 33 players. Alzolay, 24, joins the Cubs for

Cubs announce roster moves for September 1

September 1, 2019

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today activated infielder Daniel Descalso off of the 10-day injured list. In addition, the following six players have been recalled from Triple-A Iowa: outfielder Albert Almora Jr.; infielder/outfielder Robel Garcia; right-handed pitchers Alec Mills and Duane Underwood Jr.; left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck; and catcher Taylor

Cubs reinstate INF/OF Ben Zobrist, option INF David Bote to Triple-A Iowa

August 31, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today reinstated infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist off of the restricted list and added him to the 25-man roster. Infielder David Bote has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Zobrist on the 40-man roster, outfielder Mark Zagunis has been designated for assignment. Zobrist, 38,

Cubs activate LHP Cole Hamels

August 30, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels off of the paternity list. Right-handed pitcher James Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa following last night’s game. Hamels will make the start for the Cubs tomorrow afternoon when they continue their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at

Chicago Cubs host Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners for five-game homestand

August 29, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs kick off Labor Day weekend with a five-game homestand at Wrigley Field with a series against division rivals the Milwaukee Brewers August 30-September 1 and an Interleague matchup against the Seattle Mariners September 2-3. On Sunday, September 1, the Chicago Cubs will celebrate Lee Smith

Cubs place LHP Cole Hamels on paternity list, recall RHP James Norwood from Triple-A Iowa

August 27, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels on the paternity list and recalled right-handed pitcher James Norwood from Triple-A Iowa. Norwood will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series at the New York Mets. Norwood, 25, is a New York

Cubs pay homage to 1969 team with launch of new interactive web documentary for 50th anniversary

"1969 Cubs" highlights the rise and fall of the Cubs' 1969 season and features documentary-style videos, historical articles and archived clips from the season
August 27, 2019

CHICAGO -- In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 team, the Chicago Cubs debuted today an interactive web documentary titled “1969 Cubs” that interlaces the story of what Hall of Famer Billy Williams referred to as the “most talked about team that ever finished second” with key

Cubs place LHP Derek Holland on 10-day IL; recall INF David Bote from Triple-A Iowa

August 25, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Derek Holland on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to August 24) with a left wrist contusion and recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa. Bote will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they conclude their three-game series against the

Cubs activate RHP Steve Cishek off 10-day IL

August 20, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Steve Cishek off of the 10-day injured list. To make room for Cishek on the 25-man roster, infielder David Bote was optioned to Triple-A Iowa yesterday. In addition, outfielder Mark Zagunis was optioned to Triple-A following the game on Sunday after