Mike Baxter gets to stick around, and starts at first base today.
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La Stella had already been out more than 60 days with an oblique injury.
Richard’s best work came a few years ago in San Diego.
The Cubs do make a minor IFA-related trade after all.
Underwood to the DL, Null to High-A, and a new undrafted free agent signing.
Ramirez gives the Cubs another late-inning option (in theory), and Wada has shoulder inflammation.
Roach spot starts tonight in St. Louis, and Medina heads back down after a brief stay.
The North Florida outfielder was one of the best college bats in the draft, and I suspect the Cubs were very happy he slipped to them in the second round.
The outfielder is back again after an up-and-down year.
The move is more like a promotion than a demotion, and Schwarber’s stay in the bigs was enjoyable and instructive.
Cubs Announce Draft Signings: Happ, Kellogg, Berg, Brooks, Machin, Headley, Cheek, Williamson, Mastrobuoni, Amendolare
Happ figures to start his career very soon in Arizona, and work up from there. The others are college seniors, presumably ready to get going.
Medina, 26, was the return in the Welington Castillo trade, and he’s got big upside.
Plus an update on the Cubs’ bonus pool situation, which is looking pretty good so far.
It might be but a short visit, but it’s going to be fun. And Schwarber can actually help, too.
It’ll be a short-term stint while the Cubs can use his bat, but still: EEEEEEEEEE!!!
Schlitter provides bullpen depth given the load they’ve seen in recent days.
A switch-hitting infielder and outfielder, Happ was among the best college bats in the draft. Sounds very Cub.
Denorfia will be one of the Cubs’ top right-handed options off of the bench.