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Cubs Lineup: 7/30/16 vs. Mariners

Cubs vs. Mariners — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, rhp (12-4, 2.76 ERA)
Mariners Starter: Wade Miley, lhp (6-8, 5.23 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Ben Zobrist, lf
4. Javy Baez, 2b
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Willson Contreras, 1b
8. Miguel Montero, c
9. Jake Arrieta, p

Cubs Lineup: 7/29/16 vs. Mariners

Cubs vs. Mariners — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (10-4, 3.09 ERA)
Mariners Starter: Hisashi Iwakuma, rhp (11-6, 3.96 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago, MLB Network (out-of-market only); Radio: 670 The Score

1. Chris Coghlan, lf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, rf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, cf
7. Javy Baez, 2b
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs activate OF Coghlan; option IF La Stella to Iowa

Chris Coghlan goes 4-for-4 with two homers, a double, three RBI and three runs—Sept. 20 vs. Los Angeles (Photo by Stephen Green)(Photo by Stephen Green)

The Chicago Cubs today activated outfielder Chris Coghlan off the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa. Coghlan will be available for the Cubs this afternoon as they begin their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Wrigley Field.

The 31-year-old Coghlan has combined to hit .155 (30 for 194) with five home runs and 14 RBI in 70 games this season between Oakland and Chicago. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 3 with a right rib cage strain. Coghlan saw action in five rehab games as part of his return, batting .500 (8 for 16) with four doubles, six RBI and a 1.369 OPS with Double-A Tennessee.

Coghlan rejoined the Cubs via a trade with Oakland on June 9 after spending the 2014 and 2015 campaigns with the club, batting .265 (219 for 825) with 53 doubles, 11 triples and 25 homers in 273 games with the team. Last season, Coghlan set career marks with 16 homers, 58 walks, 47 extra-base hits and 148 games played, as he helped the Cubs to a playoff berth. He was traded from Chicago to Oakland Feb. 25 of this season for right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks.

La Stella, 27, is batting .295 (31 for 105) with nine doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI in 51 games for the Cubs this season.

Cubs Minor League Report: 7/27/16

The Cubs farm squads went 3-2 Wednesday, with Iowa, Myrtle Beach and Eugene all picking up wins. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (45-60)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-15.5)

Iowa scored seven runs in the first three innings to defeat host New Orleans, 8-2.

  • 1B Taylor Davis (.246) went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer and three RBI (8).
  • RF Juan Perez (.272) went 2 for 4 with a double (21) and an RBI (40). He has hit safely in seven straight games (.435/10 for 23).
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.286) reached three times, going 2 for 4 with a walk, a triple (4), an RBI (30) and two runs scored.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.240) picked up his first homer since May 14. He was 1 for 3 with a walk.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 SO) picked up his first win of the season with Iowa, He has not allowed a run in 10 consecutive innings at Triple-A.

Tennessee Smokies (13-18)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fifth Place (-5.5)

The Smokies were 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position and lost to Chattanooga, 8-4.

  • RF Chris Coghlan (.500) was 3 for 4 with two doubles (4), two RBI (6), a run scored and a walk in his fifth rehab game. He is 8 for 16 with four doubles and five walks during his stint with Tennessee.
  • DH Jorge Soler (.083) went 0 for 2 but drew three walks and scored once in his sixth rehab game (fourth with Tennessee).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.303) went 2 for 5 with a double (14) and a run scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.293) was 1 for 5 with a pair of RBI (15).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (18-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Every Pelicans batter reached base en route to a 10-7 victory over Carolina.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.249) slugged a pair of homers, his first career two-homer game. He was 3 for 5 with three RBI (72) and two runs scored. The Cuban-born player is batting .340 (34 for 100) with five homers and 25 RBI in July after hitting at a .182 clip (36 for 198) between May and June.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.429) hit his first homer at Myrtle Beach. He was 1 for 3 with an RBI (1), two runs, a walk and a stolen base (2).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.244) went 2 for 5 with a triple (3), two RBI (31), a run scored and a stolen base (20).
  • C Erick Castillo (.235) went 2 for 3 with an RBI (6).

South Bend Cubs (20-12)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend let a four-run lead slip away, losing to host Lake County, 5-4.

  • DH Alberto Mineo (.323) went 2 for 4 with a walk and a three-run homer.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.317) went 2 for 5 with an RBI (20) and a run.
  • 1B Matt Rose (.204) reached four times, going 3 for 3 with a walk, a double (5) and a run scored.
  • LHP Jose Paulino made his first start with South Bend, allowing only five hits over 5 IP.

Eugene Emeralds (1-1)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-Second Place (-1.0)

Eugene scored three first inning runs in a 4-1 victory over visiting Salem-Keizer.

  • RF Robert Garcia (.299) went 2 for 4 with an RBI (14) and a stolen base (5).
  • 1B Chris Pieters (.298) went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
  • DH Jose Paniagua (.272) went 1 for 3 with a triple (2), a run scored and two RBI (12). He has scored a run in five straight games.
  • LHP Manuel Rondon improved to 4-0 on the season. He has allowed two or fewer earned runs in all seven starts, and one or fewer earned runs in four straight starts.

Cubs Lineup: 7/27/16 vs. White Sox

Cubs vs. White Sox — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, rhp (9-5, 3.35 ERA)
White Sox Starter: Anthony Ranaudo, rhp (1-0, 17.18 ERA)
TV: WGN, ESPN (out-of-market only); Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, lf
5. Miguel Montero, c
6. Addison Russell, ss
7. Jason Heyward, rf
8. Javy Baez, 2b
9. Jason Hammel, p

Cubs Eighth Homestand Events and Promotions: 7/27/16-8/3/16

The Chicago Cubs kick off the next homestand at Wrigley Field by hosting the second half of the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago White Sox. The city rivals visit July 27-28, followed by an Interleague matchup with the Seattle Mariners July 29-31 and a series with the Miami Marlins Aug. 1-3.

In an effort to recognize police and civic leaders who serve Chicago’s communities, the Cubs have partnered with the Chicago Police Department and Chicago White Sox to support the CHI-RISE initiative at both Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. Both teams donated custom CHI-RISE shirts with Cubs and White Sox logos to promote unity and collaboration in making our city safe. Chicago Police officers are distributing the shirts pregame in the communities near each ballpark during the Crosstown Cup series.

The Cubs have partnered with The Field Museum in Chicago to host traveling replicas of their Terracotta Warriors exhibit on the Right Field Porch of the Budweiser Bleachers July 27-29. The replica statues have appeared throughout the City of Chicago this month to promote the China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors exhibit on display at the Field Museum through Jan. 8.

As fans visit Wrigley Field this homestand, they will be able to purchase official Cubs merchandise at a new temporary retail location just north of the Wrigley Field Ticket Office at the corner of Addison and Clark streets. The Cubs Store is scheduled to open by game time July 27, with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Cubs Store will open at 9 a.m. on game days and remain open for one hour following the last pitch of night games. Store hours are subject to change.

Ticket availability is limited for each game this homestand. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the conclusion of the Crosstown Cup series Thursday, July 28, will receive a Limited Edition T-shirt presented by Express.

Bud Fridays continue July 29, with up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older receiving a Bud Fridays Tank Top.

Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Misting Fan presented by Comcast SportsNet Saturday, July 30.

On Sunday, July 31, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger will receive a Cubs Youth Batting Practice Pullover presented by Bigelow Tea.

Up to the first 10,000 fans Monday, Aug. 1, will receive a Kris Bryant “Rookie of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Wintrust Community Banks.

The homestand concludes Wednesday, Aug. 3, with up to the first 10,000 fans receiving Cubs Graphic Socks presented by StubHub.

Guests and Entertainment
On Wednesday, July 27, University of Michigan Head Football Coach and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will lead the seventh-inning stretch.

Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas and FC Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will both throw ceremonial first pitches Thursday, July 28.

A member of the electric pop band, Major Lazer, will throw a first pitch Saturday, July 30.

National radio host, author and Chicago native Scott Simon will throw a first pitch Sunday, July 31.

Members of the 1960s American pop band, The Buckinghams, will sing the national anthem Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Valparaiso Men’s Basketball Coach and Chicago native Matt Lottich will throw a first pitch Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers, with two unique new additions this homestand. The Brooks Kieschnick is a spicy Thai chicken sausage with spicy mayonnaise and toasted coconut. The Gary Varsho is an alligator and pork sausage with Cajun remoulade and shredded Swiss cheese. Returning is the Champ Summers, with a Vienna Beef spicy polish sausage, Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials, featuring a Cuban Sandwich with smoked pork, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, pickles and spicy mustard aioli on a toasted torta roll served with french fries. Fans also can select a Meatball Grinder with house-made meatballs, marinara, melted provolone cheese and grated parmesan cheese on a toasted garlic hoagie roll served with french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, July 29, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a Cubs Charities grantee that provides a continuum of care and network of services for people with developmental disabilities.

On Sunday, July 31, fans are encouraged to bring new and gently used baseball and softball equipment for an equipment drive benefiting Archer Manor Little League. The youth team will attend the game and interview with ESPN’s Baseball Tonight program pregame. Baseball Tomorrow Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to the team to help provide materials still needed after the equipment drive, including jerseys, catcher’s equipment, batting helmets, bats, bases, baseballs and softballs.

Prior to the game Monday, Aug. 1, the 2016 class of Cubs Scholars will be recognized on the field alongside their front office mentors. The team recently held a signing ceremony for the incoming 2016 Cubs Scholars class and celebrated the college selections of the 2015 graduate class. The Cubs Scholars Program offers quality scholarship and financial contributions for Chicago inner-city high school students, coupled with a program designed to promote academic achievement and encourage post-secondary educational advancement.

During Monday’s pregame ceremony, Legacy Partner Nuveen will present a $10,000 check to Cubs Charities in honor of catcher David Ross hitting his 100th career home run off the company’s new sign down the left-field line this season. Nuveen is offering another $10,000 for the next time a Cubs player hits the new fixture, which is a likely target, as it rests just inside the left-field foul pole behind the Budweiser Bleachers.

Homestand Recap, July 27-Aug. 3
Wednesday, July 27, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: University of Michigan Head Football Coach and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman
  • Broadcast: WGN, ESPN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Thursday, July 28, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Limited Edition T-shirt presented by Express, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitches: Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas; FC Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm
  • National anthem: Josie Dunne
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, July 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Bud Fridays Tank Top, up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older
  • National anthem: Larry Kernagis
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, July 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Misting Fan presented by Comcast SportsNet, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Electric pop band Major Lazer
  • National anthem: Stolen Silver
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Sunday, July 31, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:08 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Youth Batting Practice Pullover presented by Bigelow Tea, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger
  • Pregame: Baseball and softball equipment drive benefiting Archer Manor Little League
  • First pitch: National radio host, author and Chicago native Scott Simon
  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Broadcast: ESPN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Monday, Aug. 1, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Kris Bryant “Rookie of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Wintrust Community Banks, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • Pregame: Recognition of Cubs Scholars and mentors
  • Pregame: Nuveen check presentation to Cubs Charities
  • National anthem: Gayle Ritt
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Aug. 2, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Heart and Hustle Award presentation
  • National anthem: The Buckinghams
  • Broadcast: CSN+, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Aug. 3, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Graphic Socks presented by StubHub, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Valparaiso Men’s Basketball Coach and Chicago native Matt Lottich
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Cubs Lineup: 7/26/16 vs. White Sox

Cubs at White Sox — U.S. Cellular Field
First Pitch: 6:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (9-6, 2.27 ERA)
White Sox Starter: James Shields, rhp (2-5, 6.00 ERA)
TV: CSN, ESPN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, dh
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, lf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Javy Baez, 2b
8. Miguel Montero, c
9. Tommy La Stella, 3b

Cubs Minor League Report: 7/25/16

Iowa’s early lead was enough, Myrtle Beach’s bats came through, South Bend swept its doubleheader, and Eugene picked up the win in extra innings on Monday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (44-59)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-15.0)

Iowa led 5-1 after three innings and cruised to a 6-2 victory over host Memphis.

  • RHP Jordan Pries (3.52 ERA) made his first start in the Cubs organization, allowing two earned runs in six innings and collecting the win.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.280) went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.284) and SS Kristopher Negron (.239) each finished 2 for 4 with two singles.
  • CF Albert Almora Jr. (.317) recorded a hit and a run scored in his first game back with Iowa.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-14)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Myrtle Beach scored the game’s final eight runs, rallying for a 9-5 victory over Carolina.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.245) was 3 for 4 with a double (13), two runs scored and one RBI (69). He has driven in 15 runs in his last seven games.
  • C Erick Castillo (.227) finished 2 for 3 with a solo homer (1) and three runs scored.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.209) was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored, his third multi-hit game in his last four contests.
  • 2B David Bote (.320) and CF Jeffrey Baez (.233) each added two hits.
  • RHP Craig Brooks (2 IP, 1 BB, 4 SO) struck out four in two hitless innings to collect the win.

South Bend Cubs (20-11)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.5)

South Bend completed a doubleheader sweep of Peoria, including a thrilling 9-8 victory in Game 1 in which the Cubs scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.330) went a combined 4 for 4 with a double (30), a solo homer (11), two walks, two runs scored and four RBI (64).
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.263) finished a combined 2 for 5 with a solo homer (9), three runs scored, five RBI (57) and one walk. He has nine RBI in his last four games.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.282) was a combined 3 for 5 with three runs scored and one walk.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.220), 1B Alberto Mineo (.296) and CF Roberto Caro (.238) added multi-hit games in Game 2.

Eugene Emeralds (28-10)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene claimed its sixth straight victory, rallying from a 5-0 deficit to win 7-6 in 12 innings.

  • 1B Chris Pieters (.301) was 2 for 5 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (21). He has a hit and an RBI in each of his last four games.
  • 3B Vimael Machin (.429) finished 2 for 5 with two RBI (5) and a stolen base (2). He is 6 for 13 in his last three games, all multi-hit efforts.
  • RHP Jared Cheek (3 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO) tossed three hitless innings to collect his first win. He has not allowed a run in his last eight outings (12.1 IP).

Mesa Cubs (16-12)
Arizona Rookie League
First Place (+1.0)

Mesa could not hold on to a 4-2 lead, dropping a 7-4 decision at the AZL Brewers.

  • RHP Matt Swarmer made his first start of the season, striking out six batters in three innings.
  • 3B Jhonny Bethencourt (.232) was 2 for 4 with a double (3), a walk, a run scored and an RBI (6).
  • LF Ruben Reyes (.250) went 2 for 4 with a RBI (9).

Cubs acquire LHP Chapman for quartet of players including RHP Warren, IF Torres

Aroldis(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty)

The Cubs today acquired left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees for infielder Gleyber Torres, right-handed pitcher Adam Warren, and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford. Chapman is expected to join the Cubs for tomorrow night’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chapman, 28, is 3-0 with 20 saves and a 2.01 ERA (7 ER/31.1 IP) in 31 relief appearances with the Yankees this season. He has struck out 44 batters and walked only eight in 31.1 innings while pitching to a 0.89 WHIP. Chapman has limited foes to a .179 batting average, a .233 on-base percentage and a .286 slugging percentage, good for a .519 opponent OPS. Chapman joins the Cubs having not allowed a run in his last nine appearances, covering 11.1 innings, starting June 30, limiting opponents to a .367 OPS in that span.

The Holguin, Cuba, native originally signed a six-year major-league contract with the Cincinnati Reds in January of 2010 and was traded to the Yankees last December as the headliner of a five-player trade. He signed a one-year deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration in his final season of eligibility in February.  Chapman made his New York debut on May 9 after beginning the season serving a 30-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

“Obviously, we are aware of the circumstances surrounding Aroldis Chapman’s suspension earlier this season,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts in a statement. “We are also aware that he cooperated fully with the league investigation and takes responsibility for his actions.”

Chapman has gone 22-20 with 166 saves and a 2.16 ERA (84 ER/350.1 IP) in 355 career appearances covering seven seasons with Cincinnati (2010-15) and New York (2016). The four-time NL All-Star (2012-15) has exceeded 30 saves in each of the last four seasons, while his career 89.7 save percentage ranks second among all active pitchers with at least 175 opportunities.

Overall in his career, Chapman has pitched to a 1.00 WHIP, limiting opponents to a .157 batting average, a .265 on-base percentage and a .232 slugging percentage, good for a .497 opponent OPS, the second lowest career opponent OPS of any active relief pitcher. He has limited left-handed hitters to a .123 batting average and right-handers to a .168 mark. He has struck out 590 batters in 350.1 innings pitched for an average of 15.2 strikeouts per nine innings, the best ratio of any active relief pitcher.

Torres, 19, is batting .275 (98 for 356) with 23 doubles, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 94 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach this season. He originally signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2013.

Warren, 28, went 3-2 with a 5.91 ERA (23 ER/35 IP) in 29 appearances, all but one in relief, with the Cubs this season. He was acquired by the Cubs from the Yankees for infielder Starlin Castro last Dec. 8.

McKinney, 21, is batting .252 (75 for 298) with 12 doubles, one home run and 31 RBI in 88 games with Double-A Tennessee this season. He was acquired by the Cubs with infielder Addison Russell, right-hander Dan Straily and cash from Oakland for right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on July 5, 2014.

Crawford, 22, is batting .255 (84 for 329) with 18 doubles, three home runs and 30 RBI in 83 games with Myrtle Beach this season. He was originally selected by the Cubs in the 11th round of the 2012 Draft.

Cubs Lineup: 7/22/16 vs. Brewers

Cubs at Brewers — Miller Park
First Pitch: 7:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, rhp (8-5, 3.34 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Jimmy Nelson, rhp (6-7, 3.39 ERA)
TV: CSN-C+; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, 2b
4. Willson Contreras, lf
5. Jason Heyward, rf
6. Addison Russell, ss
7. Miguel Montero, c
9. Jason Hammel, p

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