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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Thursday 9/12, 2:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Thursday 9/12, 2:40 CT

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs hope to finish this road trip on a winning note. Notes for Thursday: THE SCHWARBINO: Kyle Schwarber, last 16 games since August 25: .304/.371/.732 (17-for-56) with four doubles, a triple, six home runs, 15 RBI and 10 runs. THE NEW GUY: Nicholas Castellanos, last 22 games since August 18: .330/.340/.670 (31-for-94) with five doubles, nine home runs, 20 RBI and 17 runs. J-HEY: Jason Heyward, last six games: .368/.500/.895 (7-for-19) with a double, three home runs, five walks and five runs. BOTE McBOATFACE: David Bote, last 18 games since August 4:...
Cubbies Crib Sep 10, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Why are we not talking more about David Bote?

Since the All-Star Break, David Bote has been one of the best offensive performers on a Chicago Cubs team that’s lacked offensive consistency. It’s hard to find a better adjective to describe the Chicago Cubs than mediocre. Sure, they entered this week’s series against the San Diego Padres in possession of the second Wild Card […] Chicago Cubs: Why are we not talking more about David Bote? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs roster move: Craig Kimbrel to the injured list, David Bote recalled

Cubs roster move: Craig Kimbrel to the injured list, David Bote recalled

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports This, hopefully, will have the Cubs closer playoff-ready. It’s been clear since Craig Kimbrel was activated that he was great at times, shaky at others. Now he’s going to take a September break: Theo: Kimbrel to 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation. David Bote recalled. MRI came back clean on Kimbrel. Eligible for activation Thursday.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 5, 2019 The fact that Kimbrel is eligible to be activated next Thursday means that the IL stint is being backdated three days — he last pitched Sunday at Wrigley Field, so...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 5, 2019
Minor League Playoff Wrap: South Bend flies the W!

Minor League Playoff Wrap: South Bend flies the W!

Clinton Cole South Bend takes command. Iowa takes a crushing loss in extras. First off, congratulations to Iowa Cubs catcher P.J. Higgins and South Bend pitcher Zach Mort who won your vote for the Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August! The “official” awards handed out by the Cubs went to Cubs 2 infielder Luis Verdugo and Smokies pitcher Cory Abbott. Now it’s on to the playoffs! Iowa Cubs Dillon Maples surrendered three runs in the bottom of the 11th as the Round Rock Express (Astros) stunned the Iowa Cubs, 5-4 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 1, 2019
Cubs roster moves: Albert Almora Jr., 6 others added to active roster

Cubs roster moves: Albert Almora Jr., 6 others added to active roster

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via The September reinforcements are here. Saturday night, the Cubs announced that Ben Zobrist would return to the 40-man and active rosters, and David Bote was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster. Mark Zagunis was designated for assignment to make room for Ben on the 40-man roster. More details here. For Sunday’s game, the Cubs have also recalled or activated from rehab assignment seven other players to be available on the active roster beginning Sunday, six of whom have played for the team earlier this season: Albert Almora Jr., Robel...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 31, 2019
Cubs roster moves: Ben Zobrist activated, David Bote optioned, Mark Zagunis DFA

Cubs roster moves: Ben Zobrist activated, David Bote optioned, Mark Zagunis DFA

Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Ben’s back. More than three months ago, Ben Zobrist was given a personal leave of absence and placed on the restricted list. Through the month of August, he played 12 games on rehab assignment and hit .189/.333/.405 (7-for-37, with eight walks, two doubles and two home runs. Don’t put too much stock in those numbers. Rehab assignment games and at-bats are more about the process than the results. Tonight, the Cubs announced that Ben will rejoin the team: Ben Zobrist reinstated from the restricted list and added to the 25- and 40-man...
Cubbies Crib Aug 25, 2019

Chicago Cubs: David Bote called up, Derek Holland to the IL

The Chicago Cubs couldn’t keep up with a three-person bench, especially with Anthony Rizzo’s stiff back. The Cubs called up David Bote ad sent Derek Holland to the IL. The Chicago Cubs recalled David Bote a little sooner than planned. With Anthony Rizzo nursing a sore back, the team needed some reinforcements on offense. And […] Chicago Cubs: David Bote called up, Derek Holland to the IL - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 25, 2019
Cubs roster move: David Bote recalled from Iowa, Derek Holland to injured list

Cubs roster move: David Bote recalled from Iowa, Derek Holland to injured list

Photo by Jon Durr/ The Cubs will have an extra position player Sunday. The photo at the top of this post is probably the most indelible image we’ll ever have of David Bote — it’s running the bases after hitting his walkoff grand slam against the Nationals August 12, 2018. Now, he’s rejoining the Cubs, and in time to play Sunday against the Nats: IL for Derek Holland -left wrist contusion . David Bote recalled from Iowa— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) August 25, 2019 Bote was demoted to Triple-A Iowa six days ago. Normally players have to stay in the minor leagues for 10...
Cubbies Crib Aug 20, 2019

Chicago Cubs: David Bote optioned with Steve Cishek’s return in mind

Chicago Cubs infielder Davie Bote has been sent down to Triple-A Iowa as the team is anxiously awaiting Steve Cishek’s return to the bullpen. The Chicago Cubs have optioned David Bote to Triple-A on Monday in preparation of Steve Cishek’s awaited return to the bullpen in time for Tuesday’s matchup against the San Francisco Giants […] Chicago Cubs: David Bote optioned with Steve Cishek’s return in mind - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 19, 2019
Cubs roster move: David Bote optioned to Iowa

Cubs roster move: David Bote optioned to Iowa

Photo by Quinn Harris/ This is apparently in preparation for activating Steve Cishek. There has been much speculation about who would be removed from the 25-man roster when Steve Cishek was activated, expected to happen before Tuesday’s game. Some thought Pedro Strop might head back to the injured list. There isn’t another obvious choice on the pitching staff, and thus here is the somewhat surprising move: Cubs option David Bote to AAA Iowa today.Just ahead of Steve Cishek's anticipated activation from IL (hip)— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 19, 2019 David Bote has had...

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