Most Americans will have a decision to make Tuesday between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. The Cubs also have a decision or two to make on their own; those regarding players that may or may not be a part of their long-term future.
November 3, 2008
With the upcoming September 1 roster expansion, the Chicago Cubs will dip into its minor league system to add help, and several pitchers with Class AAA Iowa could be up (or back up) with the big league team.
August 16, 2008
Carmen Pignatiello made the Cubs' opening day roster for the first time in his career this season, but his stay in Chicago didn't last long as the left-hander made just two appearances before he was optioned to Class AAA Iowa.
PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs today recalled left-handed pitcher Sean Marshall from Triple-A Iowa and optioned lefthander Carmen Pignatiello to Triple-A.
Cubs manager Lou Piniella has said that he's content with carrying only one left-handed reliever if no one impresses him enough.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today recalled left-handed pitcher Carmen Pignatiello from Triple-A Iowa and selected right-handed pitcher Kevin Hart and outfielder Sam Fuld from Double-A Tennessee. In addition, infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson was optioned to Double-A Tennessee following yesterday's game.
September 4, 2007
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today selected left-handed pitcher Carmen Pignatiello and recalled infielder/outfielder Jake Fox from Triple-A Iowa. In corresponding moves, right-handed pitcher Sean Gallagher and infielder Eric Patterson were optioned to Iowa. To make room for Pignatiello on the 40-man roster, catcher Henry Blanco has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
August 14, 2007