Last Game Postponed

Fri, Jun 5
  • Great American Ball Park
0
Postponed
0

NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
STL 0-0 0-0
CHC 0-0 0-0
CIN 0-0 0-0
PIT 0-0 0-0
MIL 0-0 0-0

Schedule

Regular season
vs CIN
Postponed
vs BAL
Postponed
vs BAL
Postponed
@ CIN
Postponed
@ CIN
Postponed
@ CIN
Postponed
@ CIN
Postponed
@ PHI
Postponed
@ PHI
Postponed
@ PHI
Postponed

Top Cubs News

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant: Using technology to stay sharp

    Bryant is utilizing technology in his home batting practice sessions to track data such as launch angle, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Bryant purchased a portable camera and radar unit from the technology company Rapsodo in December. The slugger is able to use the device to track launch angle, exit speed, exit direction and distance of ball hit during sessions at his Las Vegas batting cage. Bryant is entering a critical season with the Cubs, whenever it's able to begin. The 28-year-old is set to become a free agent after the 2021 season and was subject to some trade speculation this past offseason. Bryant no doubt wants to hit the ground running when play resumes, and his advanced home workouts could help him do so.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Could make roster

    Alzolay is a candidate to make an expanded Cubs bullpen when the regular season is able to begin, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

    Alzolay was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in March and was slated to spend a good chunk of the season there, with the Cubs boasting a number of veteran starters. However, the coronavirus pandemic might alter those plans, as MLB teams are expected to operate with expanded rosters whenever the season is able to begin, and the minor-league season might not happen at all. Alzolay made his MLB debut toward the end of 2019, and he's still likely a part of Chicago's future, so the Cubs may want to get him more run in the majors if they can.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Alec Mills: Could serve as sixth starter

    Mills could work as the Cubs' sixth starter when the regular season is able to begin, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

    Before play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, it looked like Tyler Chatwood would get the fifth spot in the rotation, with Mills serving as a long reliever. However, a shortened season with expanded rosters is now the likely route for MLB, and that could mean teams like the Cubs turn to six-man rotations, at least until their top five pitchers stretch out their arms more. Mills started four times for Chicago in 2019 and would make sense as a sixth starter if the team goes in that direction.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Willson Contreras: Could excel in shortened season

    Contreras, who has consistently performed better in the first half of seasons, could excel during a shortened 2020 slate, Max Goodman of SI.com reports.

    For his career, Contreras has posted better offensive numbers across the board in the first half of seasons. Last year, he led the Cubs with a .294 average and .965 OPS through 82 games. This isn't particularly surprising, given the wear and tear that comes with playing catcher. Contreras could end up benefiting from a shortened schedule, especially if teams are allowed to operate with expanded rosters and Chicago decides to keep a third catcher on the roster.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Victor Caratini: Potential DH candidate?

    Caratini could work as the Cubs' DH if MLB adopts a universal DH for a shortened 2020 season, Will Laws of SI.com reports.

    Kyle Schwarber is perhaps the first name that comes to mind as a DH for the Cubs, but he's improved his defensive play to the point where Chicago may elect to keep him in left field. That could open things up for Caratini as the team looks to get his bat in the lineup along with No. 1 catcher Willson Contreras. Caratini's DH case would be bolstered if the team kept three catchers, which would provide added insurance behind Contreras and take some burden off Caratini as a defensive option.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Candidate to DH?

    Kipnis is one of several players the Cubs could use as a DH if MLB adopts a universal DH in 2020, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Kyle Schwarber seems to be most likely to seize a majority of any potential time at DH, but Wittenmyer lists Kipnis, Ian Happ and Steven Souza as others who could fill the role. Schwarber, Happ and Souza are all part of a crowded outfield in Chicago, so playing one of them at DH would get their bat in the lineup and allow strong defenders like Albert Almora and Jason Heyward to patrol the field. Kipnis could battle with the likes of Nico Hoerner and David Bote for playing time at second, so he might also DH some when there's no spot for him in the diamond.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Would prefer to play the field

    Schwarber has said previously he prefers playing the field over the idea of becoming a full-time DH during his career, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Schwarber has improved in left field over the course of his MLB career, and the 27-year-old seems to take pride in playing defense and not being known as only a slugger. However, he also owns a .299 average and 1.046 OPS in 22 career games as a DH during interleague play, so he may be the Cubs' best option for the role if MLB adopts a universal DH for some type of shortened 2020 season. Wittenmyer lists Ian Happ, Steven Souza and Jason Kipnis as other potential DH candidates, though it makes a lot of sense to put Schwarber in the spot most days.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Jon Lester: Wants to finish career in Chicago

    Lester said he wants to play with the Cubs in 2020 and 2021, and ultimately finish his career in Chicago, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Lester is under contract through 2020 with an option for 2021, and while he said he'd like to stay in Chicago, the lefty also said he'd be open to returning to the team he started his career with, the Boston Red Sox. Lester also recently confirmed that he does intend to play in 2020 despite potentially being at higher risk for COVID-19 due to his 2006 cancer diagnosis, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The veteran had a down 2019, finishing with a 4.46 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, but should ultimately slot in as the Cubs' No. 3 starter when the season is able to get underway.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Tyler Chatwood: Ready to contribute as starter

    Chatwood said he feels like he can carry momentum from a strong finish to 2019 and a good spring training into the regular season, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

    Chatwood is widely expected to be the Cubs' No. 5 starter when the season gets underway, which could be in July if a proposal from MLB owners is approved by the players' union. The righty had a 2.84 ERA in 31.2 innings after the All-Star break last season and looked sharp in spring training before play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chatwood has some sleeper potential this year, though it's best to temper expectations in the early going.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Could DH this year?

    Schwarber is a likely candidate to DH this year if MLB adopts a universal DH when the season is able to begin, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    The universal DH idea has been tossed around as part of various proposals to start a compacted season with reduced travel. Schwarber would be a natural choice for the position, allowing the Cubs to deploy speedier options across the outfield. It could benefit the 27-year-old's offensive numbers as well, as he wouldn't be pulled from games for a defensive replacement.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Should benefit from time off

    Morrow (elbow/calf) figures to benefit from the MLB hiatus and could fill a bullpen spot for the Cubs when the season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Morrow missed all of last season after undergoing elbow surgery in November 2018, and he was working his way back in spring training, though a mild calf strain suffered in February slowed him down a little. The 35-year-old is on a minor-league deal and is not a lock to secure a MLB roster spot, but this extra time off could allow him to get fully healthy and possibly make an impact this season, whenever it's able to begin.

    ... See More ... See Less

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Wieck RP Brad Wieck RP Chest
M. Rodriguez RP Manuel Rodriguez RP Biceps

Cubs Tickets

@ CIN
Sat, Jun 6 @ 4:10 pm
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, Ohio