Results tagged ‘ Steve Clevenger ’

More Breaking News: Soto Needs Surgery

Busy Cubs day.  Geovany Soto had an MRI on his knee, and the result is that Soto will need arthroscopic knee surgery.  Soto will be out 3-4 weeks.  Steve Clevenger is close to returning to action, once he does he will platoon with Castillo.  Oh yeah, there is a game still today.

UPDATE – Blake Lalli has been called up to back up Castillo for the meantime.

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- George

Maholm and Cubs Back in the Win Column

I’m sure that’s a huge relief for Paul Maholm, probably for the Cubs too.  After two rough, well, bad outings the newly acquired Paul Maholm showed his employer and fans that he isn’t a complete disaster by going a strong six innings to tally his first win of the year and put a halt to the Cubs six game losing streak.  The Cubs got to Reds starter Mike Leake early as they put up five runs in the first two innings, and that was all that Maholm and the Cubs needed for the victory. Full Recap and box score after the jump.

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Cubs Make Major Roster Decisions

As promised, Dale Sveum, Theo Epstein, and Jed Hoyer sat down after yesterday’s 2-0 victory over the Indians and hammered out the Cubs 25 man roster, or at least most of it.

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Backup Catcher Battle Heating Up

Spring training is always a great stage for a competitive hard fought position battle, this year is no exception.  Enter Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo, the two men fighting tooth and nail for the backup catcher position.  Coming into the spring I knew that Geovany Soto’s backup was a position to be had for a number of candidates, I just didn’t think more than one guy would stand out.  Let’s meet the two men vying for the position.

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Cubs Beat Cross Town Rivals

The Cubs beat the White Sox today 5-1.  The pitching was the difference as the Cubs staff only surrendered four hits today.  Starting pitcher Travis Wood pitched well and so did Randy Wells who induced a bases loaded double play to Paul Konerko to end the 3rd.  Also in relief today was Lopez, Rhee, and Castillo.  The Cubs offense was powered by Edgar Gonzalez, Steve Clevenger, and Marlon Byrd who all hit their first homers of the spring.  Soriano stayed hot leading the game off with a double later scoring on a Darwin Barney base hit.  It is always nice to beat the Chicago White Sox whether it is spring training or not.

Full Box Score on its way.

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Mark Sorrentino

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