Cubs Officially Release Jose VerasThis was expected after Veras was designated for assignment last week.
Levine: Cubs Release Relief Pitcher Jose VerasJose Veras was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA this season.
Cubs Cut Ties With Reliever VerasWelington Castillo has also been placed on the DL, while Hector Rondon has been activated.
Levine: Leadership Evolving On Cubs"I can't say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own," reliever Jose Veras says.
Levine: Bullpen Concerns Lead To Call-Ups For CubsThe Cubs' bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.
Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers EverIt appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.
Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.
Cubs Sign RHP Jose Veras To 1-Year Deal The Cubs and right-handed pitcher Jose Veras agreed on a one-year deal with a club option for 2015, the team announced Friday.
AP Source: Cubs, Jose Veras Near $4M ContractA person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs and reliever Jose Veras were closing in on a $4 million, one-year contract.
Escobar's Walkoff Single In 10th Gives White Sox 1-0 Win Over BrewersPinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar lined an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago White made it an adventuresome afternoon, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Sunday.
Wells Solid Again, Cubs Avoid Sweep, Beat PiratesRandy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
McCutchen Has 5 RBIs, Bucs Beat Cubs 9-1Entering the All-Star break with the second-worst record in the majors, the Chicago Cubs are looking forward to the time off. Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in five runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 9-1 on Sunday.