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Official Roster Moves: Russell Added, Alcantara Sent to Iowa, Olt to 60-Day DL

Official Roster Moves: Russell Added, Alcantara Sent to Iowa, Olt to 60-Day DL

The moves for Alcantara and Olt both make a lot of sense.

BOOM: Addison Russell Coming Up Today, Too

BOOM: Addison Russell Coming Up Today, Too

The 21-year-old has been playing second base, and the Cubs are ready to roll with him.

Iowa Cubs Roster Moves Affect Big League Team: Wada, Parker, Cervenka, Villanueva, Teagarden

Iowa Cubs Roster Moves Affect Big League Team: Wada, Parker, Cervenka, Villanueva, Teagarden

Tsuyoshi Wada is getting stretched out, Blake Parker is hurt, and Taylor Teagarden is back. Plus much more at AAA that is relevant to the big league roster.

Roster Moves: Matt Szczur to Iowa, Gonzalez Germen to Chicago, Jacob Turner to 60-Day DL

Roster Moves: Matt Szczur to Iowa, Gonzalez Germen to Chicago, Jacob Turner to 60-Day DL

Germen will bolster the bullpen, while Szczur gets regular starts at Iowa. Turner wasn’t likely to be back before 60 days anyway.

Neil Ramirez and Mike Olt to Disabled List, Chris Denorfia to Chicago

Neil Ramirez and Mike Olt to Disabled List, Chris Denorfia to Chicago

Ramirez may have escaped the worst of it, with the initial diagnosis “shoulder inflammation.”

Tommy La Stella to the DL, Zac Rosscup Called Up

Tommy La Stella to the DL, Zac Rosscup Called Up

Given the recent bullpen usage, this move actually makes a whole lot of sense.

Justin Grimm to DL with Forearm Inflammation, Brian Schlitter Called Up

Justin Grimm to DL with Forearm Inflammation, Brian Schlitter Called Up

Schlitter is the first guy up, with a need in the pen. Hopefully Grimm’s issue is not serious.

Welcome Back, James Russell: Cubs Sign Lefty to Minor League Deal

Welcome Back, James Russell: Cubs Sign Lefty to Minor League Deal

The allure of Chicago is just too strong. Russell adds to the Cubs’ lefty reliever depth.

Chicago Cubs Release Ryan Sweeney

Chicago Cubs Release Ryan Sweeney

The 30-year-old outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday.

Cubs Finalize 25-Man Roster: Ryan Sweeney DFA’d

Cubs Finalize 25-Man Roster: Ryan Sweeney DFA’d

Herrera and Szczur make the team.

Lefty Drake Britton Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA Iowa

Lefty Drake Britton Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The 25-year-old lefty has upside, so it’s a quality stash at Iowa. It looks like the Cubs will open the season with just one lefty in the bullpen.

Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup, and Brian Schlitter Optioned to AAA Iowa – Roster Clarifying

Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup, and Brian Schlitter Optioned to AAA Iowa – Roster Clarifying

Lake will keep working on his offense at Iowa. Rosscup and Schlitter figure to see time in the bigs at some point this year.

Chicago Cubs Add Lefty Phil Coke to the 40-Man Roster

Chicago Cubs Add Lefty Phil Coke to the 40-Man Roster

In so doing, the Cubs effectively have announced that Coke made the team.

Chicago Cubs Release Several Minor Leaguers

Chicago Cubs Release Several Minor Leaguers

Rosters at all levels of the organization are heading toward being set, which means there’s going to be turnover.

Chicago Cubs Release Felix Doubront, Save Some Money

Chicago Cubs Release Felix Doubront, Save Some Money

By releasing Doubront today, the Cubs save about $1.45 million.

The Fourth Cut is Just Jokisch: Lefty Eric Jokisch Optioned to AAA Iowa

The Fourth Cut is Just Jokisch: Lefty Eric Jokisch Optioned to AAA Iowa

The 25-year-old lefty is among the Cubs’ primary rotation depth at AAA Iowa.

The Second Cut is Just Edwards – C.J. Edwards Heads to Minor League Camp

The Second Cut is Just Edwards – C.J. Edwards Heads to Minor League Camp

Edwards could realistically start the year at AA or AAA, but just about anything is possible after that.

Cubs Sign Infielders Tanner Witt, Ryan Dent, and Shane Kennedy to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Infielders Tanner Witt, Ryan Dent, and Shane Kennedy to Minor League Deals

The Cubs have added some minor league depth over the past couple weeks.

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