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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

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