Schierholtz just couldn’t get over the hump this year, and the Cubs decided not to wait any longer.
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The latter part is the most interesting, because he’s going to require a 40-man roster spot soon.
The duo replaces Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, who were traded yesterday.
No trade just yet, and the Cubs have to go the option route to get Rusin on the roster.
The Cubs’ top setup arm will get a little respite at AAA.
The move makes room for Tsuyoshi Wada, and confirms that Arismendy Alcantara is here for the duration.
The Cubs will have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Barney. Hopefully they can find him a spot somewhere.
Chicago Cubs Sign Non-Drafted Free Agent Daniel Lewis, Who is Back to Baseball After Military Service
Lewis, 24, has the raw tools and a big arm. He’s also got a unique background.
Doing so allows the Cubs to keep an extra reliever heading into the All-Star break.
Blake Parker’s spot in the bullpen is spared for at least another day.
The 20-year-old lefty has been pitching well in the Cape Cod League after his sophomore year at Purdue.
The righty is a PCL All-Star, having dominated at AAA this year.
Officially Official: Cubs Trade Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL
The Cubs get a prospect bounty and the A’s get a couple of great arms for the stretch run.
Rijo is a Dominican third baseman, and Garay is a Panamanian shortstop.
The 16-year-old prospects each get $250,000 – the maximum the Cubs can give to any single player right now.
The 33-year-old lefty has pitched exceptionally well at AAA this year. For now, that’s where he’ll stay.