Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish is back on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time because of right triceps tendinitis, and he will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
The Cubs’ Jose Quintana struck out six over the first three innings on Saturday night and looked as if he was going to pick up where he left off in his last outing, when he pitched seven shutout innings. The Giants had other plans and rallied against the left-hander, sparked by Brandon Crawford’s two-run homer, to hand the Cubs a 5-4 loss at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs announced on Saturday they had selected catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned catcher Victor Caratini to Iowa.
Albert Almora Jr. and Manny Machado used to pretend they were on the same team, playing in the World Series, back when they were growing up in South Florida. On Tuesday, the two were asked about the possibility of one day playing together for real.
Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
In the second inning of Sunday’s series finale, Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber sent a 1-1 changeup from Reds starter Tyler Mahle into the right-field seats with a laser shot at Great American Ball Park for a two-run home run. Moments later, shortstop Javier Baez sent a 2-1 slider out of the park for a solo shot of his own, giving Chicago a 3-1 lead.
Yu Darvish threw six strong innings to lift Chicago over the Reds, 6-1, in the series finale Sunday at Great American Ball Park. In doing so, Darvish earned his first win in a Cubs uniform, allowing two hits and one run while striking out seven. He was backed by three homers, as Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez smacked back-to-back homers in the second inning and Ben Zobrist added a solo…
Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.
Jose Quintana pitched seven dominant innings and got plenty of offensive help as the Cubs cruised to a 10-0 victory over the Reds in Game 2 of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader at Great American Ball Park. After the Reds won Game 1 in walk-off fashion, Quintana allowed just one hit, with seven K’s, and Ian Happ hit his second homer of the day — the Cubs’ 14,000th as a franchise —…