There was no obvious player to send out to make room for Matusz.
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La Stella had options left, which made this move an organization-maximizing one.
The Cubs had to make room for Aroldis Chapman, and there was no other logical choice.
Chapman: “I regret that I did not exercise better judgment and for that I am truly sorry. Looking back, I feel I have learned from this matter and have grown as a person.”
It’s Warren heading out, and not Clayton Richard.
More roster moves will be on the way today.
Dexter Fowler could be back as soon as tomorrow.
The Cubs made a move for a talented, hard-throwing lefty; here’s everything you need to know about the deal.
The roster has been in serious flux lately, and it’s only going to turnover even more.
Jeimer Candelario is headed back to AAA Iowa.
All in all, the Cubs did well in a draft in which they had very little to work with.
The Cubs will have to go with two catchers until the break.
Peralta’s tryout with the Cubs did not go well.
The Cubs get to keep their depth catcher after all. (UPDATE: He hasn’t accepted the assignment just yet.)
The righty Peralta is effectively a LOOGY at this point in his career.