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Roster Moves: Takahashi and Lillibridge Added, Baker to 60-Day DL, Garza and Stewart to 15-Day DL

Roster Moves: Takahashi and Lillibridge Added, Baker to 60-Day DL, Garza and Stewart to 15-Day DL

All moves are expected. Clevenger and Takahashi make the team, but we’re still waiting on the DL decision on Barney.

Farewell Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle Willis, and Michael Brenly

Farewell Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle Willis, and Michael Brenly

The 2010 first round pick never recovered from a serious case of mono.


New Righty Guillermo Moscoso Outrighted to AAA Iowa

New Righty Guillermo Moscoso Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The 29-year-old righty is a very nice stash at AAA.

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Guillermo Moscoso Off Waivers

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Guillermo Moscoso Off Waivers

A new entrant in the bullpen competition.

The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

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.

The Fifth Cut is the Deepest: 11 Players Out, Including Bogusevic, Coleman, McDonald, and Rusin

The Fifth Cut is the Deepest: 11 Players Out, Including Bogusevic, Coleman, McDonald, and Rusin

No huge surprises today, though the bullpen competition is down to just four guys, and the bench is mostly set.

Cubs Reportedly Acquire Positional Prospect Jose Dore From Padres for PTBNL or Cash

Cubs Reportedly Acquire Positional Prospect Jose Dore From Padres for PTBNL or Cash

Dore is a 21-year-old outfielder who hasn’t yet played above A-ball.


Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who describes Rivero as a possible future middle reliever on the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

The two pitchers were overslot draftees with health concerns back in 2011.

Hooray: Diamondbacks Return Pitching Prospect Starling Peralta to the Cubs

Hooray: Diamondbacks Return Pitching Prospect Starling Peralta to the Cubs

The 22-year-old righty had a rough Spring Training, but remains an interesting prospect.

The Second Cut is the Pitching-est: Cabrera, Raley, Struck, Whitenack, McNutt, and Watkins Sent Out

The Second Cut is the Pitching-est: Cabrera, Raley, Struck, Whitenack, McNutt, and Watkins Sent Out

Cabrera and Raley were having particularly ugly Springs so far. All are quality players, but none were expected to make the roster.


The Chicago Cubs May Have Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

The Chicago Cubs May Have Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

He’s apparently set to participate in minor league camp with AA Tennessee, so I’m thinking the Cubs have signed him.

Perfunctory News of the Day: The Cubs Have Renewed Contracts with Their 21 Pre-Arbitration Players

Perfunctory News of the Day: The Cubs Have Renewed Contracts with Their 21 Pre-Arbitration Players

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.