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And Kyle Schwarber Heads to AAA Iowa

And Kyle Schwarber Heads to AAA Iowa

The move is more like a promotion than a demotion, and Schwarber’s stay in the bigs was enjoyable and instructive.

Cubs Announce Draft Signings: Happ, Kellogg, Berg, Brooks, Machin, Headley, Cheek, Williamson, Mastrobuoni, Amendolare

Cubs Announce Draft Signings: Happ, Kellogg, Berg, Brooks, Machin, Headley, Cheek, Williamson, Mastrobuoni, Amendolare

Happ figures to start his career very soon in Arizona, and work up from there. The others are college seniors, presumably ready to get going.

Cubs Call Up Yoervis Medina, Place Zac Rosscup on the Disabled List

Cubs Call Up Yoervis Medina, Place Zac Rosscup on the Disabled List

Medina, 26, was the return in the Welington Castillo trade, and he’s got big upside.

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 5th, 7th, and 10th Round Draft Picks Kellogg, Brooks, Machin

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 5th, 7th, and 10th Round Draft Picks Kellogg, Brooks, Machin

Plus an update on the Cubs’ bonus pool situation, which is looking pretty good so far.

Officially Official: Kyle Schwarber Called Up to Cubs, Brian Schlitter Back to Iowa

Officially Official: Kyle Schwarber Called Up to Cubs, Brian Schlitter Back to Iowa

It might be but a short visit, but it’s going to be fun. And Schwarber can actually help, too.

Oh, Hello: Kyle Schwarber Will Be Called Up to Chicago Cubs (UPDATE)

Oh, Hello: Kyle Schwarber Will Be Called Up to Chicago Cubs (UPDATE)

It’ll be a short-term stint while the Cubs can use his bat, but still: EEEEEEEEEE!!!

Cubs Re-Call Brian Schlitter, Send Junior Lake to AAA Iowa

Cubs Re-Call Brian Schlitter, Send Junior Lake to AAA Iowa

Schlitter provides bullpen depth given the load they’ve seen in recent days.

Chicago Cubs Select Ian Happ with Their First Round Pick in 2015

Chicago Cubs Select Ian Happ with Their First Round Pick in 2015

A switch-hitting infielder and outfielder, Happ was among the best college bats in the draft. Sounds very Cub.

Chris Denorfia Returns, Matt Szczur Heads to AAA Iowa

Chris Denorfia Returns, Matt Szczur Heads to AAA Iowa

Denorfia will be one of the Cubs’ top right-handed options off of the bench.

Matt Szczur Optioned to AAA Iowa

Matt Szczur Optioned to AAA Iowa

No corresponding move is listed yet, but it’s a fair guess that it will be Chris Denorfia finally returning.

Jorge Soler Heads to the DL with a Sprained Ankle, Mike Baxter Returns from Iowa

Jorge Soler Heads to the DL with a Sprained Ankle, Mike Baxter Returns from Iowa

The Cubs’ bench and starting positional group will be stretched for a little while, and speculation about broader moves will continue.

Cubs Release Phil Coke, Send Anthony Varvaro Back to Red Sox, Re-Sign Blake Parker

Cubs Release Phil Coke, Send Anthony Varvaro Back to Red Sox, Re-Sign Blake Parker

Coke could sign on with another team. Parker is currently rehabbing an arm injury in Arizona.

Chicago Cubs Call Up Mike Baxter, Junior Lake, and Tsuyoshi Wada

Chicago Cubs Call Up Mike Baxter, Junior Lake, and Tsuyoshi Wada

Outfielder-slash-first baseman Mike Baxter is the positional roster replacement for Welington Castillo.

Official: Cubs Trade Welington Castillo to Mariners for Reliever Yoervis Medina

Official: Cubs Trade Welington Castillo to Mariners for Reliever Yoervis Medina

Medina, 26, has been a successful reliever for the Mariners over parts of the past three years. It’s a fair, if unsexy, return for Castillo.

Chicago Cubs Designate Phil Coke for Assignment, Option Brian Schlitter

Chicago Cubs Designate Phil Coke for Assignment, Option Brian Schlitter

Tsuyoshi Wada and Junior Lake would take their spots on the roster.

Brian Schlitter Returns, Matt Szczur to AAA Iowa

Brian Schlitter Returns, Matt Szczur to AAA Iowa

A curious move to bring the Cubs’ pitching staff to a bewildering 14. This will be temporary.

Cubs Add Righty Felipe Paulino on Minor League Deal

Cubs Add Righty Felipe Paulino on Minor League Deal

The 31-year-old has dealt with myriad arm troubles the last few years.

Cubs Get Anthony Varvaro Through Waivers, Outright to Iowa

Cubs Get Anthony Varvaro Through Waivers, Outright to Iowa

Varvaro is an exceptional stash at AAA Iowa, and the Cubs were lucky to get him through.

Chicago Cubs Release Blake Parker

Chicago Cubs Release Blake Parker

The 29-year-old righty did some very good things for the Cubs in 2013, but was dealing with an elbow issue in the early going this year.

Roster Moves: Grimm and Szczur Are Back, Varvaro and Lake Are Out

Roster Moves: Grimm and Szczur Are Back, Varvaro and Lake Are Out

Justin Grimm is back, and the bullpen could use him.

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