Alfonso Soriano was originally penciled in as the Cubs' cleanup hitter Tuesday, but will not sit out of the game. Brooks Raley makes his MLB debut on the mound.
The Cubs know the turn-around isn't going to happen over night and are willing to live with the ups and downs of several of their young players who are trying to prove they belong from now until October 3.
The Cubs failed to provide any offense, totaling just five hits in their 2-0 shut out loss to the Padres Monday night. Travis Wood picked up the loss after allowing just two runs in six innings.
The youth movement has arrived for the Cubs as Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters are in the starting lineup against San Diego. Watch the game on Comcast SportsNet and follow the action with In-Game Live.
Any chance that Matt Garza would pitch for the Cubs again this season may have just went out the window. Garza is out indefinitely with an elbow injury and will be placed on the disabled list.
Josh Vitters will get his first major-league start tonight against the San Diego Padres 9 p.m., Comcast SportsNet while Brett Jackson leads off for the Cubs.
While Ryan Dempster said he did call Dodgers GM Ned Coletti near the trade deadline, he denied reports that he was listening in on talks with Los Angeles prior to his trade to Texas.
Cincinnati continues to run away with the No. 1 spot while the White Sox easily stick in the top 10 of CSNChicago's latest MLB power rankings.
Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters joined Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro in Los Angeles Sunday as the top players for the future of the Cubs are now getting their shot in the major leagues. Even Jackson knows, one day they might 'dominate.'
Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster was intent on going to L.A. at the trade deadline and until he heard it firsthand from Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, he wasn't going to change his stance.