More depth, just in case. Thatcher was actually rather good last year.
Chicago Cubs Transactions
The 30-year-old righty swingman was recently released by Arizona.
The continued roster crunch makes for tough choices.
The 29-year-old lefty initially elected free agency, but reportedly decided to stick with the Cubs.
The slugging outfielder is finally back after two months.
The two lefties were DFA’d over the past week and a half.
Grimm had been optioned to Iowa this weekend.
Patton was up to supplement the pen yesterday.
The bullpen needed a boost after a marathon game yesterday.
That did not last long.
There was no obvious player to send out to make room for Matusz.
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.