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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
MIL 96-67 9-1 W8
CHC 95-68 6-4 L1
STL 88-74 4-6 L1
PIT 82-79 5-5 W1
CIN 67-95 2-8 L1

Top Cubs News

  • Cubs' Mike Freeman: Bounced from 40-man roster

    Freeman was outrighted from the Cubs' 40-man roster Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

    Freeman only played in one game for the Cubs this season. As expected, he was cast off the 40-man roster in order to free up space for a younger prospect to be protected from the Rule 5 draft.

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  • Cubs' Terrance Gore: Cast off 40-man roster

    Gore was outrighted from the Cubs' 40-man roster Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

    Gore was basically exclusively utilized as a pinch runner for the Cubs since being called up to the major-league team once rosters expanded in September. Unsurprisingly, he was removed from the 40-man roster in order to allow Chicago to protect one of its younger prospects from the Rule 5 draft.

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  • Cubs' Jack Reinheimer: Claimed off waivers

    Reinheimer was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

    Reinheimer will provide depth and versatility around the infield for Chicago after spending most of the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level within the Mets' organization. During 21 games in the big leagues he went 5-for-30 (.167 average) with no extra-base hits and nine strikeouts.

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  • Cubs' Cole Hamels: Cubs pick up 2019 option

    The Cubs will exercise Hamels' $20 million option for 2019 on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

    Hamels was dealt to the Cubs at the July trade deadline and posted a 2.36 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 74:23 K:BB in 12 starts, which was enough for the team to bring him back for 2019. The veteran left-hander hasn't posted a sub-3.00 ERA for a full season since 2014, so a repeat of those numbers doesn't seem particularly likely, but he certainly found a resurgence in Chicago after having 4.72 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through the first half of the season with Texas.

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  • Cubs' Pedro Strop: Club option picked up

    Strop's $6.25 million club option for 2019 was picked up by the Cubs on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    This doesn't come as a surprise, as Strop was one of Chicago's most reliable relievers in 2018, notching 13 saves while posting a 2.26 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 8.6 K/9 across 59.2 innings. The veteran right-hander has been stellar since joining the Cubs in 2013, compiling a combined 2.63 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 10.2 K/9 over parts of six seasons (331.1 innings). He figures to fill a high-leverage relief role again in 2019, though it's unclear if he'll see any save chances with Brandon Morrow (arm) expected to be healthy.

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  • Cubs' Johnny Field: Claimed by Cubs

    Field was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

    This marks the fourth different organization Field will call home dating back to the beginning of the season. After spending the first four months of the year with Tampa Bay, he was briefly claimed by Cleveland before winding up on the Twins for the remainder of the campaign. Field played in 84 big-league games during his rookie season, hitting just .222/.254/.403 with nine home runs, 21 RBI and four stolen bases. He will serve as additional outfield depth for Chicago heading into next year.

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  • Cubs' Jerry Vasto: Claimed by Cubs

    Vasto was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Vasto has appeared in just six major-league games in his career, with all of them coming this past season. Across 4.1 innings of relief between the Rockies and Royals, he allowed four earned runs off six hits and two walks while striking out four. He finished the season with a solid 3.08 ERA and 1.34 WHIP at the Triple-A level and will fight for a spot on the big-league roster in spring training with Chicago.

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  • Cubs' Jose Quintana: Cubs pick up 2019 option

    The Cubs exercised their $10.5 million team option on Quintana for 2019 on Wednesday.

    Quintana provided stability for the Cubs during the 2018 season, finishing with a 4.03 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 158 strikeouts across 174.1 innings (32 starts). This shouldn't come as a surprise since Quintana's contract is a bargain for a durable left-hander that has remained successful since coming over from the White Sox last summer.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Exercises player option

    Kintzler elected to exercise his $5 million play option to remain with the Cubs in 2019, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

    As expected, Kintzler will not hit the open market following a shaky 2018 campaign that saw him log a 4.60 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 60.2 innings split between Chicago and Washington. Prior to his decision, the Cubs unsurprisingly turned down their $10 million team option on Kintzler.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .258
(3rd)
761
(9th)
167
(5th)
3.65
(3rd)