The roster purge begins.
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Another lottery ticket for the Cubs. High upside, but plenty of risk.
What becomes of them now? Particularly Wells, who was a capable starter just a couple years ago.
Samardzija’s start tomorrow will be his last of the season. It’s the right move.
The Cubs continue to mine the undrafted depths for diamonds, even months after the Draft.
The Cubs waived Maine, and the Indians said, “well sure, thanks, we’ll take him.”
Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Catcher Anthony Recker (UPDATE: For Blake Lalli; Scott Maine DFA’d)
The soon-to-be-29-year-old catcher could be up with the Cubs in September.
While he’s officially cleared to pitch in the Cubs’ system, MLB declined to confirm that Paniagua is 22-years-old.
The 26-year-old righty reliever has excellent numbers at AAA this year.
The 29-year-old has good stuff, but a lot of wildness, too.
The 32-year-old lefty had been dominating … in an independent minor league.
Don’t worry, though – Raley could be back for his next start.
The two items are probably not unrelated.
Castillo will rejoin the bullpen, and the Cubs will aim to keep him after the year.
There’s one of your Jackson/Vitters roster moves.