Rucinski is an interesting story and an interesting righty arm.
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These four were probably the first four you would have bet on being added.
Not a huge deal, but TRADES ARE FUN.
A very interesting lefty for the Cubs’ reserves … but he’ll be recovering from Tommy John surgery for much of the early season.
The minor league righty gets a big league deal with the Cubs.
The 28-year-old righty was consistently quite good until a down 2015 season. Very down.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster shrank considerably today. Also: love for Herrera.
Turner was arbitration-eligible and is out of minor league options, so it was going to be tough to keep him regardless.
Two more arms for the Cubs’ bullpen.
Rafael Soriano owned a 6.35 ERA in 5.2 innings with the Cubs and was released this weekend.
He may get a better chance there than he was going to get in Chicago. (Er, with the Chicago Cubs, I mean.)
The two pitchers hadn’t contributed much to the Cubs lately, so the roster gets a significant shake-up.
The move opens up a spot for Austin Jackson, and could be the end of Olt’s time with the Cubs.