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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Rene Rivera, Koji Uehara

Cubs add C Rene Rivera to 25-man Roster … Activate RHP Koji Uehara from DL … Option C/1B Victor Caratini, LHP Rob Zastryzny to Triple-A Iowa The Cubs announced four roster moves prior to the series finale with the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. C Rene Rivera was added to the active roster.

Cubs Swing Game, Davis Record, Umpires Protesting, and Other Bullets

Hopefully the Cubs are leaping into the air once again after today's game. Feels like a big swing game.

Cubs Roster Update: Caratini & Zastryzny Optioned; Rivera & Uehara Activated

The Cubs picked up veteran catcher Rene Rivera off waivers on Saturday and, just like that, he's starting Sunday afternoon. Alas, there must be a corresponding roster move and there is, meaning Victor Caratini will be heading back to Iowa.

Roster Moves: Cubs Add Rene Rivera, Send Catcher Victor Caratini to Triple-A Iowa (UPDATE: Uehara Activated, Zastryzny to Iowa)

As expected, the Cubs have optioned switch-hitting catcher Victor Caratini to Iowa to make room for Rivera.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Almora Batting Leadoff, Bryant Sits, Hendricks on Hill as Cubs Go for Sweep

Albert Almora returns to the leadoff spot today in the Cubs lineup. He'll be followed by Kyle Schwarber, Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: New Cubs Catcher Rene Rivera Starts Behind the Plate

The new Cubs catcher gets the start.

BIF: Byron Buxton Ran 30.9 Feet/Sec to Set the Record for Fastest Inside-the-Park Home Run in Statcast History

He beat his own previously set record!

NL Central Intelligence: A Look Around the Division for the Week of August 13

With less than 40 games left, it'll be a tight race in the central until the end! Here's a look at the week that was.

Ian Happ’s Rocket Oppo Homer, and Up and Down Rookie Campaign

Happ had a beautiful game yesterday after a terrible game on Friday. That's baseball.

The Rundown: Joe West and Umps Unite the White Wristbands, Who the Hell is Matt Swarmer?

MLB Umpires are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. As such, they banded together in solidarity — presumably with Twisted Sister blaring in the background — and came out for Saturday's games in a powerful show of solidarity…by wearing white wristbands.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Swarmer, Thorpe Vaulted Up To Iowa

A couple A-ball pitching prospects were sent all the way up to AAA yesterday, and one of them pitched a gem.

Cubs notes: Cubs claim catcher Rene Rivera

Alex Avila and Victor Caratini are holding down the position, but Joe Maddon jumped at the opportunity to add experience behind the plate.

WATCH (and Listen): The Blue Angels Buzz Wrigley Field, David Ross Jumps Out of a Plane

The Cubs and their fans had some fun with the Air and Water Show going on today.

Baez, Quintana, Happ and bullpen star as Cubs hold on for 4-3 win

Jose Quintana rebounded nicely from a five-inning, four-walk outing and Ian Happ recovered from an 0 for 4, four-strikeout game in a big way.

Watch: Javy Baez Makes Another Spectacular Play to Help Seal Cubs Victory

El Em Effing Mago, yo. At this rate, Javy Baez is going to have his own Vegas stage show in the offseason.