The Cubs’ bullpen increases by one.
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The Cubs’ bullpen effectively swaps out a full-inning righty for a situational lefty. For now.
A former big league starter, a fourth-round pick, and a player involved in the Mike Montgomery deal were among the Cubs’ recent minor league cuts.
Best of luck to an especially enjoyable ballplayer.
Back spasms for Brian Duensing allow the Cubs to keep both Tommy La Stella and Matt Szczur for now.
The Cubs weren’t going to be able to keep their Rule 5 pick, Caleb Smith. So he’s gone.
Kawasaki is getting a shot to explore other big league opportunities.
That includes Jeimer Candelario, but not Ian Happ (for today).
Most were not likely to be making the big league roster at this point anyway.
Lovely deals for lovely players.
Bryant’s new $1.05 million deal tops Mike Trouts old pre-arbitration record.
Andury Acevedo, Ryan Williams, Daniel Corcino, Gerardo Concepcion, Manny Parra, Fernando Rodriguez head out.
The Cubs get to hang onto Strop for at least one additional year, and get an option for another year.
It’s been an absurd offseason for Rollins, who now at least finally knows where he’ll be for Spring Training.
That’s all the Cubs’ arbitration-eligible players. Another clean year for the front office.