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Chicago Cubs trade Wellington Castillo to Seattle

UPDATE: The Cubs will receive right-handed reliever Yoervis Medina in return. The Chicago Cubs have finally found a landing spot for catcher Welington Castillo. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Cubs have traded the 28-year-old catcher to the Seattle Mariners. https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/600651448142147584 There's no report on who the Cubs have received back in the deal, but it should be out som ...

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Addison Russell makes spectacular catch vs. Pirates

The Chicago Cubs are red hot. They haven't lost since re-opening the bleachers on Monday night vs. the New York Mets, as they are 6-0 this week. The Cubs are hitting and playing fantastic defense with their young stars. One of those stars, Addison Russell, has flashed his leather a few times this season. But Saturday's play in the fifth inning might just be his best of the year. Check out Russell making a g ...

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Chicago Cubs to open left field Bleachers on Monday

Bleacher bums rejoice! The Chicago Cubs have announced (again) that the left field bleachers will be ready to go and will open up on Monday, May 11 against the New York Mets. The Cubs released a press release this morning officially making the announcement. When the bleachers open up it will be to expanded capacity of 500 people including two standing room sections on the new left field porch. The left fiel ...

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Chicago Cubs show support for the Chicago Blackhawks

It's always nice when Chicago sports teams decide to support each other. When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, we saw both the Cubs and White Sox honor the team during the Crosstown Classic. We've seen Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan as well as other current and former Bulls players sporting Blackhawks gear throughout the years. And yes, even the Bears have been known to support the team. The latest ...

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WATCH: Cubs Addison Russell hits first career homerun

Raise your hand if you had Addison Russell hitting a home run before phenom Kris Bryant. Okay, the one person put it down. That's exactly what happened at Wrigley Field during Friday's 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. That one run came from Russell who hit a solo home run in the third inning. Russell has struggled since being called up on April 21, but this could help him get on track as he finds himself ...

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Kris Bryant appears in new Red Bull video featuring Chicago celebrities

The call up of top prospect Kris Bryant by the Chicago Cubs on Friday has been the talk of baseball. Bryant, rated the top prospect in the MLB by several publications, is expected to be the future of the Cubs and help finally lead them to a World Series. So it's safe to say the pressure is on. When the 23-year-old didn't make the roster out of Spring Training it created some conversation and criticism, desp ...

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Kris Bryant to be called up by Chicago Cubs on Friday

The future is arriving at Wrigley Field and should be in the lineup for Friday's game vs. the San Diego Padres. According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the Chicago Cubs are expected to call up top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday. Bryant will be called up to take the roster spot of third baseman Mike Olt who is going on the DL. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/588879543928229888 Bryant was very impressive in ...

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Chicago Cubs send Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to Iowa

The Chicago Cubs made roster moves on Monday officially sending prospects Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez to minor league camp. Bryant and Russell going to Iowa to start the season really is no surprise. Bryant was expected to start in Iowa with a call up looming for the Cubs. The same goes for Russell as owner Tom Ricketts said at an event last Monday that the shortstop prospect will start the ...

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Tom Ricketts reassures Cubs fans on plan for future

Renovation delays, Kris Bryant's monster Spring Training start and the Cubs future were the topics of conversation Monday night with owner Tom Ricketts spoke to The Executives Club of Chicago. Ricketts did his best to reassure fans and media in attendance that this season will be different despite the storylines surrounding the team. He did it in a way that should get Cubs fans excited for the upcoming seas ...

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Jon Lester scratched from Saturday start

Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Jon Lester will miss his next scheduled start on Saturday as he deals with 'dead arm'. Maddon alerted the media on Friday about the situation. Even with the situation, Maddon doesn't seem to think it will have any effect on Lester's plan to start Opening Night on April 5. Maddon also said that it's not a pain that Lester is feeling which is obviously good news for Cubs fans. Lester ...

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