The Cubs announced Wednesday the team has optioned Casey Coleman to Triple-A Iowa and recalled fellow right-handed pitchers Alberto Cabrera and Chris Volstad.
The Cubs will face the Pirates in their final matchup of the three-game series today at Wrigley Field. After struggling to get a hit on Tuesday, the North Siders are battling to win the series.
The Cubs made three trades from Monday night to Tuesday afternoon, none of which were blockbusters. But the rebuild is on either way as Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer work towards the future.
There were definite discussions on Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano at the trade deadline, but the two veterans are sticking with the Cubs for now.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, manager Dale Sveum and Ryan Dempster comment on the deal that sent the veteran starter to the Texas Rangers just before the deadline Tuesday.
The Cubs dealt four players off their major-league roster before Tuesday's trade deadline, but acquired five prospects in return. We take a closer look at each of the five guys.
Now that Ryan Dempster has been traded, Casey Coleman is on the hill for the Cubs, who host the Pirates in Game 2 of this three-game series at Wrigley.
In speaking with a few scouts and executives, CSN's David Kaplan argues the Cubs didn't get a great return for Ryan Dempster -- but that wasn't entirely the front office's fault.
Sources tell CSN David Kaplan that three teams are in play for right-hander Ryan Dempster as the 3 p.m. CT trade deadline approaches. One deal would reunite Dempster with a teammate traded Monday night.
The Cubs were oddly quiet on the trade front until Monday evening and a flurry of moves could be coming soon. Check out our compilation of the latest rumors.