The two pitchers hadn’t contributed much to the Cubs lately, so the roster gets a significant shake-up.
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The move opens up a spot for Austin Jackson, and could be the end of Olt’s time with the Cubs.
The Cubs have just picked up an outfielder for the stretch run. This is a great move.
Rodney takes Zac Rosscup’s spot in the bullpen, and Brian Schlitter’s spot on the 40-man roster.
Ross will be out at least three days, or up to a week.
The 30-year-old utility man has good speed and defensive versatility. Could be useful in September.
One of the best base-stealers in the game, Berry could be a great bench piece next month.
Still just 27, Cahill has had a really rough year.
The big, lefty bat is the newest Cubs prospect.
La Stella will continue working at AAA Iowa.
The Cubs get a speed/defense option off the bench for a few days.
Montero doesn’t start today, but the lineup rotating is already happening.
The Cubs are able to hold onto Richard after all.
The Cubs manage to hang on to some very important depth.
The Cubs’ bench is back up to a slightly-more-passable four.
The submariner righty never got a chance with the Cubs.
Teagarden’s spot was likely soon going to be squeezed out.
The sidearm righty didn’t have much time with the big team.
Whom the Cubs acquired, and whom they gave up make a whole lot of sense.
A new reliever for the Cubs: submariner Ben Rowen.