All moves are expected. Clevenger and Takahashi make the team, but we’re still waiting on the DL decision on Barney.
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The 2010 first round pick never recovered from a serious case of mono.
The 29-year-old righty is a very nice stash at AAA.
A new entrant in the bullpen competition.
So, I guess that means they’re cut. Putnam is just 25, so hopefully he’ll head to Iowa to and keep working at it.
No huge surprises today, though the bullpen competition is down to just four guys, and the bench is mostly set.
Dore is a 21-year-old outfielder who hasn’t yet played above A-ball.
According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who describes Rivero as a possible future middle reliever on the Cubs.
The two pitchers were overslot draftees with health concerns back in 2011.
The 22-year-old righty had a rough Spring Training, but remains an interesting prospect.
Cabrera and Raley were having particularly ugly Springs so far. All are quality players, but none were expected to make the roster.
He’s apparently set to participate in minor league camp with AA Tennessee, so I’m thinking the Cubs have signed him.
This is only news in the strictest sense, since we knew these renewals were all coming. But, hey, you can learn a bit more about the process.