Chicago Cubs Transactions


The Cubs *Finally* Officially Sign Carlos Villanueva, DFA Lendy Castillo

The Cubs *Finally* Officially Sign Carlos Villanueva, DFA Lendy Castillo

The Cubs agreed to terms with Villanueva more than a month ago. Now they’ll hope to not lose Castillo for nothing.

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Jair Fernandez to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Jair Fernandez to Minor League Deal

Likely just some organizational depth at catcher.


Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Russell gets $1.075 million, Samardzija gets $2.64 million plus incentives.

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Well that was a lot easier than last year.

Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

The 23-year-old tore up A-ball last year (and has a pretty good reason why he was still in A-ball at 23).

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

A couple of utility types who can compete for a bench job.

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena – One Year, $930,000

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena – One Year, $930,000

He’ll be a primary back-up infielder next year … if that makes sense.


Cubs Re-Sign Pitchers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam to Minor League Deals

Cubs Re-Sign Pitchers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam to Minor League Deals

The 25-year-old righties will fight for a bullpen spot in the Spring.

Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Signing Officially Official

Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Signing Officially Official

Hey, it actually happened! Four years and $52 million.

by January 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Summing Up Today’s Roster Moves: Schierholtz, Concepcion, Beliveau, Rosario

Summing Up Today’s Roster Moves: Schierholtz, Concepcion, Beliveau, Rosario

Nate Schierholtz is officially signed, Gerardo Concepcion is off the 40-man (but still a Cub), and a couple relievers are gone.

Cubs Sign Reliever Cory Wade to a Minor League Contract

Cubs Sign Reliever Cory Wade to a Minor League Contract

The 29-year-old reliever had some tough luck in 2012, but was dominant in 2011. This could be a good one.


Cubs Officially Announce Chang-Yong Lim Signing

Cubs Officially Announce Chang-Yong Lim Signing

The 36-year-old Korean reliever gets a two-year, split minor league deal.

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Jensen Lewis to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Jensen Lewis to Minor League Deal

The 28-year-old righty was a very good reliever with the Indians from 2007 to 2010.