The move makes room for Tsuyoshi Wada, and confirms that Arismendy Alcantara is here for the duration.
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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.
Castillo missed about three weeks with a rib cage issue.
It’s good to know that Stinnett is officially in the fold. He reportedly gets $1 million.
Norwood was expected to be a top 3/4 round type pick, and White was a teammate of Jake Stinnett’s.
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 4th Rounder Carson Sands for $1.1 Million, 5th Rounder Justin Steele for $1 Million
The Cubs have locked up their top two over slot pitchers in the 2014 draft.
Torrealba hasn’t played this year, but provides veteran back-up-back-up depth.
That’s about $1.5 million under slot, which will help the Cubs sign some of their reaches later in the draft.
The team will be on the hook for the balance of his $4 million deal, minus the Major League minimum if he signs with another team.