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Roster Move: Matt Szczur Joins Cubs, Clayton Richard Designated for Assignment

Roster Move: Matt Szczur Joins Cubs, Clayton Richard Designated for Assignment

The Cubs’ bench is back up to a slightly-more-passable four.

Ben Rowen, We Hardly Knew Ye: Claimed By Blue Jays

Ben Rowen, We Hardly Knew Ye: Claimed By Blue Jays

The submariner righty never got a chance with the Cubs.

Taylor Teagarden Designated for Assignment, Yoervis Medina Optioned to Iowa

Taylor Teagarden Designated for Assignment, Yoervis Medina Optioned to Iowa

Teagarden’s spot was likely soon going to be squeezed out.

Cubs Designate Reliever Ben Rowen for Assignment to Make Room for Acquisitions

Cubs Designate Reliever Ben Rowen for Assignment to Make Room for Acquisitions

The sidearm righty didn’t have much time with the big team.

Chicago Cubs Acquire Reliever Tommy Hunter for Junior Lake

Chicago Cubs Acquire Reliever Tommy Hunter for Junior Lake

Whom the Cubs acquired, and whom they gave up make a whole lot of sense.

Roster Moves: Ramirez to DL, Beeler to Iowa, Medina and Rowen to Chicago, Baxter DFA’d

Roster Moves: Ramirez to DL, Beeler to Iowa, Medina and Rowen to Chicago, Baxter DFA’d

A new reliever for the Cubs: submariner Ben Rowen.

Cubs Officially Call Up Dallas Beeler, Option Yoervis Medina to Iowa

Cubs Officially Call Up Dallas Beeler, Option Yoervis Medina to Iowa

Beeler gets the start tonight against the Rockies. Here’s hoping he keeps the ball down.

Chicago Cubs Officially Release Edwin Jackson

Chicago Cubs Officially Release Edwin Jackson

A big signing back in the 2012 offseason, Jackson never quite worked out with the Cubs. I learned some lessons.

It Appears that Clayton Richard Cleared Waivers and Was Successfully Optioned to Iowa

It Appears that Clayton Richard Cleared Waivers and Was Successfully Optioned to Iowa

It’s good news to be able to keep Richard in the organization for depth. He might actually be needed very soon.

Chicago Cubs to Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment, Call Up Yoervis Medina

Chicago Cubs to Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment, Call Up Yoervis Medina

And the rotation implications abound.

Cubs Officially Add Rafael Soriano, Designate Edwin Jackson for Assignment

Cubs Officially Add Rafael Soriano, Designate Edwin Jackson for Assignment

The 35-year-old reliever worked his way up through the Cubs’ system as he got his arm ready to go. Hopefully he’s a meaningful contributor.

Rafael Soriano on His Way to Cubs, Edwin Jackson Will Be Designated for Assignment

Rafael Soriano on His Way to Cubs, Edwin Jackson Will Be Designated for Assignment

The Cubs will have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Jackson.

Reds Claim Donn Roach Off of Waivers from the Cubs

Reds Claim Donn Roach Off of Waivers from the Cubs

The 25-year-old sinkerballer may have a better shot with the Reds. The Cubs must feel pretty good about their emergency depth.

Cubs Designate Donn Roach for Assignment, Reinstate Mike Olt from DL, Option Him to Iowa

Cubs Designate Donn Roach for Assignment, Reinstate Mike Olt from DL, Option Him to Iowa

The Cubs will have 10 days to trade, waive or release Roach.

Goodbye Gonzalez Germen, Claimed on Waivers by Rockies

Goodbye Gonzalez Germen, Claimed on Waivers by Rockies

Germen has been in five organizations in the past eight months.

Chicago Cubs Sign Submarine Righty Ben Rowen

Chicago Cubs Sign Submarine Righty Ben Rowen

All the intriguing bullpen depth.

Jorge Soler Activated from DL, Matt Szczur to AAA Iowa, Anthony Rizzo Gets Day Off

Jorge Soler Activated from DL, Matt Szczur to AAA Iowa, Anthony Rizzo Gets Day Off

Mike Baxter gets to stick around, and starts at first base today.

Roster Moves: Tommy La Stella to 60-Day DL, Gonzalez Germen DFA’d

Roster Moves: Tommy La Stella to 60-Day DL, Gonzalez Germen DFA’d

La Stella had already been out more than 60 days with an oblique injury.

Cubs Acquire Lefty Clayton Richard from Pirates, and He’ll Start Tomorrow Against Marlins

Cubs Acquire Lefty Clayton Richard from Pirates, and He’ll Start Tomorrow Against Marlins

Richard’s best work came a few years ago in San Diego.

Cubs Trade Rafael Lopez to Angels for Pitching Prospect and IFA Slot

Cubs Trade Rafael Lopez to Angels for Pitching Prospect and IFA Slot

The Cubs do make a minor IFA-related trade after all.

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