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Chicago Cubs Sign Dioner Navarro (UPDATE: Possible Big League Deal Worth $1.75 Million)

Chicago Cubs Sign Dioner Navarro (UPDATE: Possible Big League Deal Worth $1.75 Million)

Navarro could take over as the primary back-up catcher behind Welington Castillo.

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Scott Baker (UPDATE: Source Says One Year, $5.5 Million Plus Incentives)

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Scott Baker (UPDATE: Source Says One Year, $5.5 Million Plus Incentives)

The 31-year-old righty is coming off of Tommy John surgery, but was pretty great before that.


Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Zach Putnam Off Waivers from Rockies

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Zach Putnam Off Waivers from Rockies

The 25-year-old reliever will presumably be a candidate for the bullpen next year.

Exit Chris Volstad: Waived by Cubs, Claimed by Royals

Exit Chris Volstad: Waived by Cubs, Claimed by Royals

The promise – never fulfilled with the Cubs – is now the Royals’ hope to which to cling.

Cubs Outright Mather, Germano, Parker, and Corpas to AAA – The Latter Elects Free Agency

Cubs Outright Mather, Germano, Parker, and Corpas to AAA – The Latter Elects Free Agency

The 40-man roster stands at 33.

Cubs Outright Cardenas, Berken, Socolovich, and Mateo (Plus Recker Claimed by Mets)

Cubs Outright Cardenas, Berken, Socolovich, and Mateo (Plus Recker Claimed by Mets)

The roster purge begins.

Cubs Claim Righty Carlos Gutierrez Off Waivers from Twins

Cubs Claim Righty Carlos Gutierrez Off Waivers from Twins

Another lottery ticket for the Cubs. High upside, but plenty of risk.


Randy Wells and Blake DeWitt are Free Agents and Other Bullets

Randy Wells and Blake DeWitt are Free Agents and Other Bullets

What becomes of them now? Particularly Wells, who was a capable starter just a couple years ago.

Cubs Claim Jason Berken Off of Waivers from Orioles, Tell Jeff Samardzija His Season Ends Tomorrow

Cubs Claim Jason Berken Off of Waivers from Orioles, Tell Jeff Samardzija His Season Ends Tomorrow

Samardzija’s start tomorrow will be his last of the season. It’s the right move.

Chicago Cubs Sign Canadian Undrafted Free Agent Jesse Hodges

Chicago Cubs Sign Canadian Undrafted Free Agent Jesse Hodges

The Cubs continue to mine the undrafted depths for diamonds, even months after the Draft.

The Cleveland Indians Have Yoinked Scott Maine

The Cleveland Indians Have Yoinked Scott Maine

The Cubs waived Maine, and the Indians said, “well sure, thanks, we’ll take him.”

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Catcher Anthony Recker (UPDATE: For Blake Lalli; Scott Maine DFA’d)

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Catcher Anthony Recker (UPDATE: For Blake Lalli; Scott Maine DFA’d)

The soon-to-be-29-year-old catcher could be up with the Cubs in September.


Big-Time Prospect Juan Carlos Paniagua’s Deal is Official, His Age is Not

Big-Time Prospect Juan Carlos Paniagua’s Deal is Official, His Age is Not

While he’s officially cleared to pitch in the Cubs’ system, MLB declined to confirm that Paniagua is 22-years-old.

Cubs Claim Miguel Socolovich Off Waivers from Orioles, DFA Blake Lalli

Cubs Claim Miguel Socolovich Off Waivers from Orioles, DFA Blake Lalli

The 26-year-old righty reliever has excellent numbers at AAA this year.

Cubs Claim Lefty Alex Hinshaw Off of Waivers

Cubs Claim Lefty Alex Hinshaw Off of Waivers

The 29-year-old has good stuff, but a lot of wildness, too.