The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher James Russell from Triple-A Iowa and added right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro to the 25-man roster. The Cubs placed outfielder Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and optioned right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A. To make room for Russell on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Blake Parker was designated for assignment.
Wrigley Field's Budweiser Bleachers will have a new look and feel this season as the Chicago Cubs reopen the bleachers in phases with new group spaces, improved concessions and additional room for fans to socialize and watch the game.
The Chicago Cubs today named Double-A Tennessee infielder Dan Vogelbach and Single-A South Bend right-handed pitcher Jeremy Null the organization's minor league player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.
The Chicago Cubs today claimed right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. To make room for Varvaro on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz has been designated for assignment.