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James Russell and Rafael Soriano DFA’d, Baez, Berry, Cahill, Wada Added

James Russell and Rafael Soriano DFA’d, Baez, Berry, Cahill, Wada Added

The two pitchers hadn’t contributed much to the Cubs lately, so the roster gets a significant shake-up.

Chicago Cubs Designate Mike Olt for Assignment

Chicago Cubs Designate Mike Olt for Assignment

The move opens up a spot for Austin Jackson, and could be the end of Olt’s time with the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Acquire Outfielder Austin Jackson from Seattle Mariners

Chicago Cubs Acquire Outfielder Austin Jackson from Seattle Mariners

The Cubs have just picked up an outfielder for the stretch run. This is a great move.

Cubs Acquire Reliever Fernando Rodney from Mariners for PTBNL or Cash

Cubs Acquire Reliever Fernando Rodney from Mariners for PTBNL or Cash

Rodney takes Zac Rosscup’s spot in the bullpen, and Brian Schlitter’s spot on the 40-man roster.

David Ross on Family Leave, Matt Szczur Called Back Up

David Ross on Family Leave, Matt Szczur Called Back Up

Ross will be out at least three days, or up to a week.

Sometimes They Come Back, Part Two: Cubs Sign Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League Deal

Sometimes They Come Back, Part Two: Cubs Sign Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League Deal

The 30-year-old utility man has good speed and defensive versatility. Could be useful in September.

Chicago Cubs Sign Possible “Designated Baserunner” Quintin Berry to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Possible “Designated Baserunner” Quintin Berry to Minor League Deal

One of the best base-stealers in the game, Berry could be a great bench piece next month.

Chicago Cubs Sign Righty Trevor Cahill to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Righty Trevor Cahill to a Minor League Deal

Still just 27, Cahill has had a really rough year.

Chicago Cubs Sign Korean Prospect Kwang-min Kwon for $1.2 Million

Chicago Cubs Sign Korean Prospect Kwang-min Kwon for $1.2 Million

The big, lefty bat is the newest Cubs prospect.

Roster Moves: David Ross Back, Matt Szczur to Iowa, Tommy La Stella to Iowa

Roster Moves: David Ross Back, Matt Szczur to Iowa, Tommy La Stella to Iowa

La Stella will continue working at AAA Iowa.

Roster Move: David Ross to Bereavement List, Matt Szczur Back to Chicago

Roster Move: David Ross to Bereavement List, Matt Szczur Back to Chicago

The Cubs get a speed/defense option off the bench for a few days.

Roster Move: Miguel Montero is Back, Matt Szczur Heads to Iowa

Roster Move: Miguel Montero is Back, Matt Szczur Heads to Iowa

Montero doesn’t start today, but the lineup rotating is already happening.

Rafael Soriano to the Disabled List, Clayton Richard Re-Signs and Heads to Bullpen

Rafael Soriano to the Disabled List, Clayton Richard Re-Signs and Heads to Bullpen

The Cubs are able to hold onto Richard after all.

Cubs Roster Moves: Tsuyoshi Wada and Taylor Teagarden

Cubs Roster Moves: Tsuyoshi Wada and Taylor Teagarden

The Cubs manage to hang on to some very important depth.

Roster Move: Matt Szczur Joins Cubs, Clayton Richard Designated for Assignment

Roster Move: Matt Szczur Joins Cubs, Clayton Richard Designated for Assignment

The Cubs’ bench is back up to a slightly-more-passable four.

Ben Rowen, We Hardly Knew Ye: Claimed By Blue Jays

Ben Rowen, We Hardly Knew Ye: Claimed By Blue Jays

The submariner righty never got a chance with the Cubs.

Taylor Teagarden Designated for Assignment, Yoervis Medina Optioned to Iowa

Taylor Teagarden Designated for Assignment, Yoervis Medina Optioned to Iowa

Teagarden’s spot was likely soon going to be squeezed out.

Cubs Designate Reliever Ben Rowen for Assignment to Make Room for Acquisitions

Cubs Designate Reliever Ben Rowen for Assignment to Make Room for Acquisitions

The sidearm righty didn’t have much time with the big team.

Chicago Cubs Acquire Reliever Tommy Hunter for Junior Lake

Chicago Cubs Acquire Reliever Tommy Hunter for Junior Lake

Whom the Cubs acquired, and whom they gave up make a whole lot of sense.

Roster Moves: Ramirez to DL, Beeler to Iowa, Medina and Rowen to Chicago, Baxter DFA’d

Roster Moves: Ramirez to DL, Beeler to Iowa, Medina and Rowen to Chicago, Baxter DFA’d

A new reliever for the Cubs: submariner Ben Rowen.

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