Cubs update

The big Cubs on Wednesday lost to Washington 8-4 while the Iowa Cubs lost to New Orleans at home in Des Moines 6-4. The Chicago Cubs designated catcher Miguel Montero for assignment after he made remarks about starting pitcher Jake Arrieta in a loss to Washington. The Cubs play an afternoon game at Washington at 3:05 Thursday. The Iowa Cubs again host New Orleans in a day game in Des Moines at 12:08 p-m.