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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

Cubs reduce spring roster to 51 players

March 6, 2020

MESA – The Chicago Cubs have assigned 11 players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 62 to 51 players. Right-handed pitcher Tyson Miller and infielder Robel Garcia been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Left-handed pitcher Justin Steele and right-handed pitcher Manuel Rodriguez have been optioned to Double-A Tennessee.

Chicago Cubs launch School Night Special value offer for 2020 season

School Night Special value offer is available for all weeknight home games played before Memorial Day and after Labor Day
March 5, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced the launch of a new value offer for the 2020 season, the School Night Special value offer, which is available for weeknight home games played before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. The School Night Special value offer coincides with all home games

Cubs agree to terms with 19 players on 2020 contracts

March 2, 2020

MESA - The Chicago Cubs have agreed to 2020 contract terms with 19 players on their 40-man roster with zero-to-three years of major league service. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The following players have agreed to 2020 contract terms: Right-handed pitchers Adbert Alzolay, Dillon Maples, Trevor Megill, Tyson

Chicago Cubs launch Friendly Confines Forever contest in celebration of historic ballpark restoration

Fans are invited to submit their most cherished Wrigley Field memory for the opportunity to win the ultimate ballpark package
March 2, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced the launch of the Friendly Confines Forever social contest which encourages fans to submit their most cherished Wrigley Field memory for the opportunity to win the ultimate ballpark package. The Friendly Confines Forever contest is a part of the Cubs’ celebration of the

Marquee Sports Network to launch Saturday with over 40 video providers as partners

February 21, 2020

CHICAGO – There are a variety of ways fans can engage with Marquee Sports Network beginning Saturday. In the Chicago area, Marquee Sports Network will be available through the following providers:

  • DIRECTV (channel 664)
  • AT&T U-verse in SD (channel 740) and HD (channel 1740)
  • RCN (channels 377

Cubs shift Feb. 22 game's start time to 6:10 PM MT

February 21, 2020

MESA – The Chicago Cubs have shifted the start time of Saturday's game (Feb. 22, 2020) at Sloan Park opener against the Oakland Athletics to 6:10 p.m. MT due to the forecast of inclement weather throughout the morning and into the afternoon. Gates will open at 4:10 p.m. and parking

Marquee Sports Network to launch Saturday with debut show, first Spring Training game and Ernie Banks documentary

February 20, 2020

CHICAGO -- Marquee Sports Network, the exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs, will launch on Saturday and offer fans a weekend of Cubs-centric programming. The network goes on the air at 1pm CT with Marquee Debut, a show featuring a preview of future programming, a look at inside access

Chicago Cubs announce Home Run Inn as official pizza of Wrigley Field And Sloan Park

Five-year partnership makes Home Run Inn the exclusive pizza served at Wrigley Field general concessions and Sloan Park
February 19, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced Home Run Inn Pizza as the Official Pizza of Wrigley Field and Sloan Park. As a Proud Partner of the Cubs, the five-year partnership makes Home Run Inn the exclusive pizza served at Wrigley Field general concessions and Sloan Park. Cubs fans can

Chicago Cubs Announce 2020 Mastercard® Presale February 18-19 and Single Game Ticket On-Sale February 21

Fans Can Purchase Tickets to the Cubs Home Opener, Must-see Interleague Matchups Including the Boston Red Sox, Rivalry Contests and More
February 13, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2020 season which go on sale Friday, February 21, 2020, at 10 a.m. CST, and will be available for purchase on www.cubs.com or by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Tickets will be delivered exclusively through the free

Marquee Sports Network adds Cubs great Mark Grace and Big Ten Network’s Elise Menaker as on-air personalities

Beloved former first baseman who spent 13 years with Cubs welcomed back to North Side to broadcast before, during and after games; Menaker will produce features and other content
February 11, 2020

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network, the exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs, today announced the addition of two new on-air personalities, former Cubs great Mark Grace and Big Ten Network (BTN) reporter and host Elise Menaker. Grace, who played 13 years and in three All-Star games as a member

Cubs announce 2020 spring broadcast schedule

February 10, 2020

CHICAGO – Nearly every Chicago Cubs Spring Training game will be available to Cubs fans via Marquee Sports Network or 670 The Score as the club today announced its 2020 Spring Training broadcast schedule. The Cubs first game on Saturday, February 22 will mark the launch of Marquee, the new

Cubs invite 21 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training

February 5, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have invited the following 21 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Wednesday, February 12 when pitchers and catchers have their first formal workout at the club’s Nike Performance Center in Mesa, Ariz. The team’s first full squad workout will take place Monday,

Cubs, RHP Jeremy Jeffress agree to 2020 contract

February 1, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress have agreed to terms on a 2020 contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 40 players. Jeffress, 32, is a career 28-11 with 44 saves, 74 holds and a 3.16 ERA (141 ER/401.0

Cubs, OF Steven Souza Jr. agree to terms on 2020 contract

January 28, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. have agreed to terms on a 2020 major league contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 40 players. Souza, 30, is a career .233 hitter (371-for-1,590) with 68 doubles, 70 home runs, 198

Cubs Charities awards more than $1 million to Diamond Project capital improvement grantees in 2019

Applications for 2020 capital improvement and program grants are now open
January 28, 2020

CHICAGO – Cubs Charities today announced the recipients of the 2019 Diamond Project capital grants which awarded more than $1 million to support 12 projects across Chicago and one project in Puerto Rico in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). The 2019 Diamond Project capital grant awarded to LISC

Cubs acquire RHP Travis Lakins from Boston

January 21, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today acquired right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash consideration. Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 40 players. Lakins, 25, made his major league debut with Boston last season, pitching to a 3.86 ERA (10

Cubs acquire RHP Casey Sadler from the Dodgers

January 17, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today acquired right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league infielder Clayton Daniel. Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 39 players. Sadler, 29, combined to go 4-0 with one save and a 2.14 ERA (11 ER/46.2 IP) in 33 big league

Cubs Charities to Host 15th Annual Race to Wrigley 5K Charity Run Presented by Ati Physical Therapy May 16

Race to Feature Special Edition Finisher’s Medal, Performance Race Shirt and Post-race Photo
January 15, 2020

CHICAGO – Cubs Charities will host the 15th Annual Race to Wrigley 5K Charity Run presented by ATI Physical Therapy Saturday, May 16. Registration for the race is open now through Tuesday, May 12, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. To register, runners can visit www.racetowrigley.com. The Race to Wrigley 5K Charity

Cubs Announce 2020 Minor League Coordinators

January 14, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced their minor league coordinators for the 2020 season. Chris Valaika returns for his second season as minor league hitting coordinator after serving as Triple-A Iowa’s assistant hitting coach in 2018. Now in his fourth year as a coach or coordinator in the Cubs

Cubs Announce 2020 Minor League Managers And Staff

January 14, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced their minor league managers and coaching staffs for the 2020 season. Seven managers return to their same teams as last season while eight of nine managers were in Chicago’s organization last year. A detailed list of each club’s managers and coaching staffs is