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Mike Olt Optioned to AAA Iowa

Mike Olt Optioned to AAA Iowa

The move makes room for Tsuyoshi Wada, and confirms that Arismendy Alcantara is here for the duration.

Chicago Cubs Designate Darwin Barney for Assignment, Activate Emilio Bonifacio

Chicago Cubs Designate Darwin Barney for Assignment, Activate Emilio Bonifacio

The Cubs will have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Barney. Hopefully they can find him a spot somewhere.

Chicago Cubs Sign Non-Drafted Free Agent Daniel Lewis, Who is Back to Baseball After Military Service

Chicago Cubs Sign Non-Drafted Free Agent Daniel Lewis, Who is Back to Baseball After Military Service

Lewis, 24, has the raw tools and a big arm. He’s also got a unique background.

Dallas Beeler Optioned Back to Iowa, Kyle Hendricks Officially Called Up

Dallas Beeler Optioned Back to Iowa, Kyle Hendricks Officially Called Up

Doing so allows the Cubs to keep an extra reliever heading into the All-Star break.

Chris Rusin Sent Back to Iowa to Make Room for Dallas Beeler

Chris Rusin Sent Back to Iowa to Make Room for Dallas Beeler

Blake Parker’s spot in the bullpen is spared for at least another day.

Cubs 35th Rounder Jordan Minch Will Sign, According to Jordan Minch

Cubs 35th Rounder Jordan Minch Will Sign, According to Jordan Minch

The 20-year-old lefty has been pitching well in the Cape Cod League after his sophomore year at Purdue.

Chicago Cubs Call Up Reliever Blake Parker from AAA Iowa

Chicago Cubs Call Up Reliever Blake Parker from AAA Iowa

The righty is a PCL All-Star, having dominated at AAA this year.

Officially Official: Cubs Trade Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL

Officially Official: Cubs Trade Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL

The Cubs get a prospect bounty and the A’s get a couple of great arms for the stretch run.

Two More International Signings for the Cubs: Tony Rijo, Francisco Garay

Two More International Signings for the Cubs: Tony Rijo, Francisco Garay

Rijo is a Dominican third baseman, and Garay is a Panamanian shortstop.

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign Dominican LHP Wander Cabrera and SS Yeiler Peguero

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign Dominican LHP Wander Cabrera and SS Yeiler Peguero

The 16-year-old prospects each get $250,000 – the maximum the Cubs can give to any single player right now.

Chicago Cubs Add Tsuyoshi Wada to the 40-Man Roster

Chicago Cubs Add Tsuyoshi Wada to the 40-Man Roster

The 33-year-old lefty has pitched exceptionally well at AAA this year. For now, that’s where he’ll stay.

Welington Castillo Activated from DL, Eli Whiteside Designated for Assignment

Welington Castillo Activated from DL, Eli Whiteside Designated for Assignment

Castillo missed about three weeks with a rib cage issue.

Chicago Cubs Sign 2nd Rounder Jake Stinnett For $1 Million, Officially Announce Other Signings

Chicago Cubs Sign 2nd Rounder Jake Stinnett For $1 Million, Officially Announce Other Signings

It’s good to know that Stinnett is officially in the fold. He reportedly gets $1 million.

It Looks Like 7th Rounder James Norwood and 21st Rounder Charles White Have Agreed to Sign

It Looks Like 7th Rounder James Norwood and 21st Rounder Charles White Have Agreed to Sign

Norwood was expected to be a top 3/4 round type pick, and White was a teammate of Jake Stinnett’s.

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 4th Rounder Carson Sands for $1.1 Million, 5th Rounder Justin Steele for $1 Million

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 4th Rounder Carson Sands for $1.1 Million, 5th Rounder Justin Steele for $1 Million

The Cubs have locked up their top two over slot pitchers in the 2014 draft.

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Yorvit Torrealba to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Yorvit Torrealba to Minor League Deal

Torrealba hasn’t played this year, but provides veteran back-up-back-up depth.

BOOM: Chicago Cubs Sign Top Pick Kyle Schwarber for $3.125 Million (UPDATE: Boise Bound)

BOOM: Chicago Cubs Sign Top Pick Kyle Schwarber for $3.125 Million (UPDATE: Boise Bound)

That’s about $1.5 million under slot, which will help the Cubs sign some of their reaches later in the draft.

Chicago Cubs Release Reliever Jose Veras

Chicago Cubs Release Reliever Jose Veras

The team will be on the hook for the balance of his $4 million deal, minus the Major League minimum if he signs with another team.

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