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Chicago Extends Affiliate Invitation to Iowa 

December 9, 2020

The Chicago Cubs today announced that the organization has invited the Iowa Cubs to remain as their Triple-A affiliate in Major League Baseball’s new player development structure. “We are excited to have received an affiliate invitation from the Chicago Cubs and to continue building on our 40-year relationship,” said Iowa

2020 Iowa Cubs Season Waived

June 30, 2020

DES MOINES - Major League Baseball has informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliate Minor League Teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be an Iowa Cubs season in 2020. “We were aware that our 2020 season had a

A Decade Later, Elliot Soto Snags First Call-Up 

September 23, 2020

After 11 seasons and 867 career minor league games, infielder Elliot Soto is finally getting his taste of the big leagues. Yesterday, the 31-year-old was selected by the Angels from the club’s alternate site to replace Andrelton Simmons, who opted out of the remainder of the season. Soto, an Elgin,

Johnson Prospers in Padres ‘Pen

September 9, 2020

Pierce Johnson is making the most of the COVID-19-shortened season. After inking a $5 million two-year deal with the San Diego Padres in the offseason, the right-hander has become a bright spot in the bullpen for a 27-17 team. Johnson reports a 3-1 record and a 3.29 ERA (5ER/13.2IP) in

Take Me Out to the Ballgame 

August 27, 2020

We couldn’t take you out to the ballgame this year, so the Iowa Cubs want to bring our fans together for a virtual stretch! Submit a video of an individual or group singing or playing the 7th Inning Stretch and you could be featured on the and the Iowa

Floro Bolsters Dodger Bullpen

August 27, 2020

When you think of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who is the first player that comes to mind? 2019 MVP and 2017 Rookie of the Year, Cody Bellinger? Perhaps Mookie Betts — you know, the guy that just inked a $365 million contract? Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Corey Seagar,

Bass Becomes a Blue Jay

August 24, 2020

Right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass fits the profile of a baseball journeyman. Selected by San Diego in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, Bass has since suited up for six MLB organizations and also spent 2016 playing in Japan. After a season on the other side of the globe and

Hey Batter, Batter! -- Step Up to the Plate at Principal Park

August 28, 2020

Step up to the plate for an exclusive opportunity to take batting practice at Principal Park! The event will run 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. Cost is just $20 per participant and includes:

  • 10 pitches from a pitching machine on the field at Principal Park

Iowa Cubs to Host Naturalization Ceremony at Principal Park

September 15, 2020

On Thursday, September 17 — Constitution Day — the United States Citizenship and Immigration services, Des Moines Field Office, will hold a naturalization ceremony with the Southern District of Iowa, Des Moines Federal court, on the field at Principal Park. The ceremony for 75 candidates — representing 32 different countries

Machin Makes it in Oakland

August 21, 2020

The last time we saw Vimael Machin was in the 2019 PCL Semi-Finals. Now, nearly one year later, the infielder has found a big league home in Oakland. The postseason wasn’t the first time Machin had suited up for Iowa. His Triple-A debut came in 2016 as he moved from

Miller Primed for MLB Debut

August 17, 2020

Tyson Miller has been recalled by the Chicago Cubs and will serve as the club’s “29th” man in a doubleheader today against St. Louis. The right-hander has been tabbed as the Game 2 starter and will make his Major League debut when he takes the ball. Miller, 25, spent the

"Three-batter Minimum" Influences Raley’s Astros Debut

August 13, 2020

Baseball is a funny game and 2020 has just made it funnier(?). Never mind that COVID-19 has turned the game on its head by banning high fives, implementing the “Wet Rag Rule”, and adding a courtesy baserunner in extras — just to name a few tweaks —MLB also enacted the

Rea, 2019 PCL Pitcher of the Year, Recalled by Chicago

August 1, 2020

It has been four years since Colin Rea last made a Major League appearance. 1,461 days after the righty started for Miami on July 30, 2016 in St. Louis, Rea was recalled by Chicago from the club’s South Bend Alternate Site Thursday. The 2019 Iowa Cub and reigning PCL Pitcher

Iowa Represented on Chicago’s Opening Day Roster

July 23, 2020

The Chicago Cubs today announced their 2020 Opening Day Roster for the upcoming shortened season. Among the 30, 19 have appeared in an Iowa Cubs uniform. Former I-Cubs include: Pitchers (10): RHP Kyle Hendricks, RHP Alec Mills, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Dillon Maples, LHP Brad Wieck, RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP

KBO Update: Pitching Powers, Machado Surges

July 22, 2020

Our check-in with former I-Cubs in the Korean Baseball Organization finds us right where we were four weeks ago, with pitching remaining supreme. Of the top-five slots on the league’s ERA leaderboard, former Iowa Cubs claim four spots. Dan Straily (2.03) leads the herd in second, trailed by Drew Rucinski

I-Cubs Pitching Dominates, Russell Inks KBO Deal

June 23, 2020

Our KBO update looks a little different this week as two big storylines have emerged. As the season moves along in Korea, former I-Cub pitching continues to thrive in the league. NC’s Chang Mo Koo leads the KBO with a 0.82 ERA, but just behind the 23-year-old lefty sit four

Former I-Cub Pitching Commands KBO

June 9, 2020

The NC Dinos remain dominant with a 23-6 record through the first five weeks of the KBO. Among individual league leaders, former I-Cubs dot the boards. Here's your update on former I-Cubs spending 2020 in Korea. LHP Eric Jokisch — Kiwoom Heroes Jokisch continues to plow through KBO batters as

June 1 Iowa Cubs Season Status Update

June 1, 2020

Dear Iowa Cubs fans, Last week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds made a very important announcement related to our organization. By her proclamation on May 26, effective today, outdoor gatherings for sports and events are allowed as long as the host venues adhere to the stated guidelines related to capacity, social

Rucinski Dazzles in KBO Week Three 

May 26, 2020

The NC Dinos continue to dominate the Korean Baseball Organization with a 15-3 record. Not far behind, the LG Twins sit in second at 12-6. Five former I-Cubs continue to make their marks on the league through the first three weeks of play. RHP Drew Rucinski — NC Dinos Rucinski

Cub Club to Remain Closed to General Public

May 22, 2020

In mid-March, the Cub Club Restaurant at Principal Park suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions have been lifted allowing restaurants to re-open, the Iowa Cubs and Centerplate have decided not to re-open the Cub Club to the general public for breakfast and lunch. Centerplate is the Iowa

Past I-Cubs Start Strong in KBO

May 18, 2020

Eleven games in to the Korean Baseball Organization season, former I-Cubs blanket the leader boards. Keep reading for your weekly update of KBO action. LHP Eric Jokisch – Kiwoom Heroes Jokisch checks in with a 2-0 record and a 0.53 ERA (1ER/17.0IP) through three games – the second-best ERA in

Iowa Cubs Celebrate Citizenship Week, June 22-26

June 20, 2020

The United States Citizenship and Immigration services, Des Moines Field Office, will be conducting drive-by ceremonies in the parking lot just north of Principal Park. The drive-by ceremonies are administrative ceremonies for applicants who are legal permanent residents of the United States to become United States Citizens. The administrative authority

Local College All-Stars Take the Stage at Principal Park

June 16, 2020

Baseball and summer go hand-in-hand. Though the Iowa Cubs’ season has been put on pause, the organization will give fans live action in 2020. Des Moines Peak Prospects, a collegiate summer league team, brings baseball to Principal Park for all-star action beginning Friday, June 19 with a 5 p.m. doubleheader.