Well, it looks like the Chicago Cubs ran out of time on any possible pre-game trades, having to fall back on optioning reliever Blake Parker back to AAA Iowa to make room for Chris Rusin, who is coming up to spell a very tired bullpen.
The rumors about Emilio Bonifacio will continue to swirl, possibly throughout the game (#HugWatch), but there’s nothing doing right at this moment. Even if the Cubs are determined to trade him – and there’s so much interest and chatter that it feels inevitable at this point – they have until 3pm CT tomorrow. No rush.
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