Mike Olt’s been moved to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Russell.
The experts believe Bryant will be a difference-maker, if not a star, immediately.
“I feel like I’m pretty close now” to the big leagues, Bryant says.
Olt’s hitting just .139 this season but will get another look.
Darwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Mike has a strange stat line — six homers and 16 RBIs but only 13 hits.
Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each went deep for the Cubs in a 12-5 win against the White Sox.
Scott Carroll was fighting himself for much of the night. That made the game much easier for the Chicago Cubs.
A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo’s passion is helping sick children and their families through his foundation.
The overall news was good for C.J. Edwards, who has no structural damage.
Mike Olt has a renewed belief and confidence with his vision problems behind him.
Junior Lake and Mike Olt have earned a little more time while playing in platoons.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer insists the team wants Samardzija if contract numbers work out.
Donnie Murphy is off to Texas, creating playing time at third base and second base.
Jeff Samardzija will make one more start and then have five days rest before the opener.
Slowed by injury, Cubs infielder Mike Olt is hoping to squeeze into the platoon at third base.
The progress of Mike Olt has been eye opening over the past week in Cubs camp.
Jake Arrieta, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Mike Olt and Junior Lake are among those who have agreed to terms.
Third base is a job that is wide open for the Cubs this spring. Ideally Mike Olt comes away as the teams opening day starter at the hot corner on March 31.