Given the recent bullpen usage, this move actually makes a whole lot of sense.
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Schlitter is the first guy up, with a need in the pen. Hopefully Grimm’s issue is not serious.
The allure of Chicago is just too strong. Russell adds to the Cubs’ lefty reliever depth.
The 30-year-old outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday.
Herrera and Szczur make the team.
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.
Lake will keep working on his offense at Iowa. Rosscup and Schlitter figure to see time in the bigs at some point this year.
In so doing, the Cubs effectively have announced that Coke made the team.
Rosters at all levels of the organization are heading toward being set, which means there’s going to be turnover.
By releasing Doubront today, the Cubs save about $1.45 million.
The 25-year-old lefty is among the Cubs’ primary rotation depth at AAA Iowa.
Edwards could realistically start the year at AA or AAA, but just about anything is possible after that.
The Cubs have added some minor league depth over the past couple weeks.
None was expected to make the big league roster, but most are really interesting guys to watch this year.
Ferrell will be appearing in tomorrow’s Cubs game against the Angels. As in, he’ll be playing for the Cubs.
The 32-year-old lefty brings the right experience and the right splits.
Everyone is under contract and good to go. There are no surprises.
The 32-year-old pitcher will compete to be the primary lefty in the Cubs’ pen.