The Chicago Cubs have called up outfielder Junior Lake and optioned reliever Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Monday.
Chicago now has 32 players on its spring roster.
It appears Kris Bryant will indeed wait until 2015 to make his big league debut.
Darwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.
Masahiro Tanaka threw eight innings of shutout baseball.
Junior Lake and Mike Olt have earned a little more time while playing in platoons.
Junior Lake doesn’t have Chicago’s new road jersey on.
The Cubs lost 96 games last season. Young outfielder Junior Lake looks to be part of the turnaround.
The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.
The Cubs are stocked with young position players, while the White Sox have more youthful arms.
Jake Arrieta, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Mike Olt and Junior Lake are among those who have agreed to terms.
Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.
Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak.
With a small sample size from which to choose, Chris Rusin can easily pick his best performances. His latest ranks toward the top.
Donnie Murphy hit a tiebreaking three-run shot in the ninth inning for his second homer of the game, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Lake Superior. Ken Griffey Junior Lake. Great Lake. Summering at Junior Lake.
As far as Trestman goes, I have a really hard time believing all the players—veterans especially—are going to be so gung-ho with his make-a-new-friend-today tactics as he described at a press conference on Wednesday.
Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Slow down. Calm yourself. Take a pill or adopt a billy goat as a pet. But please, please stop thinking the Cubs will win 90 games. They won’t win 80 and might be lucky to get past 70.