The Chicago Cubs’ bullpen has allowed 17 home runs through the first 56 games this season, and the one Carlos Villanueva gave up to Albert Pujols was easily one of the most aggravating for manager Dale Sveum to watch.
The Chicago Cubs sent right-handed pitcher Justin Berg to Triple-A Iowa and recalled right-handed pitcher Rodrigo Lopez, the team announced on Friday.
The Chicago Cubs have reduced their spring training roster to 40, by sending 18 players to minor league camp.
The Cincinnati Reds got the best of the Cubs twice Saturday with both teams playing split-squad games, both times Chicago was just down by one. Starlin Castrol helped give the Cubs gain a lead with a home run, but that was short-lived.
The Chicago Cubs have traded minor league second baseman Tony Thomas to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Robert Coello.