The Chicago Cubs today placed catcher Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 19) with an MCL sprain in his right knee and recalled left-handed pitcher Travis Wood from Triple-A Iowa.
I’ve heard all the arguments for why the Cubs traded their best reliever, and none of them has been compelling enough for me to get on board.
When Theo Epstein first arrived in Chicago, one of his first moves was to trade arguably the Cubs best left-handed pitcher in Sean Marshall.
As the Cubs worked to trim their roster to 25 players, more cuts were made Thursday.
Will Venable had two hits and two RBIs, Anthony Bass continued his bid to make the opening-day roster with another strong outing and a San Diego Padres split squad beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 Saturday.
Randy Wolf retired six of the first seven batters he faced Wednesday and extended his scoreless streak into an eighth inning this spring before a two-run fourth as Milwaukee beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2 Wednesday.
The Cubs on Friday acquired left-handed pitcher Travis Wood and two others from the Cincinnati Reds, in a trade for pitcher Sean Marshall.
The Cubs are reportedly close to sending lefty reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for lefty starter Travis Wood and at least one, perhaps two, minor league players.
Not only are the Cubs not players for Prince Fielder, but Theo Epstein plans to completely rebuild, according to a report.