Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today announced that the team and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jimenez, 19, was named Midwest League Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year. Clifton, 21, went 7-7 with a 2.72 ERA (36 ER/119.0 IP) in 23 starts with Single-A Myrtle Beach, earning Carolina League Pitcher of the Year honors.
Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the tentative 2017 regular season schedule. The Cubs will open their 142nd season at the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, April 3 with the Wrigley Field opener taking place the following Monday night, April 10, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Chicago Cubs today announced the Sunday, September 25 game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, currently listed as "TBD," has been selected for an exclusive national telecast by ESPN and is now scheduled to begin at 7:08 p.m. CT.
The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon from the 15-day disabled list, recalled right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton, outfielder Albert Almora Jr. and infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa, and selected the contract of catcher Tim Federowicz (uniform number 19) from Iowa.
The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher John Lackey off of the 15-day disabled list. Lackey will make the start for the Cubs this afternoon as they conclude their four-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field.