The move starts the process of clearing 40-man roster spots for use this offseason.
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A left hamstring strain later, Sweeney is on the 60-day DL and Kalish is back on the 40-man roster.
It could be exciting to see Vizcaino finally unleashed at the big league level.
The first of the September call-ups arrives.
Ruggiano has been dealing with a bum ankle, and Sweeney hurt his hamstring last night.
If the Cubs wanted to stick with two lefties in the pen right now, there may not have been a spot for Schlitter.
Edwin Jackson is dealing with a lat strain, it seems.
If the Cubs bring up an outfielder to replace Straily, might we finally see Jorge Soler? Or will it be someone else?
Jackson’s time with the Cubs wound up a learning lesson for many fans. Cooper is a 26-year-old AAA reliever.
One more spot will be needed today, but it’ll be interesting to see how the Cubs come up with it.
The 26-year-old outfielder was a great story earlier this year, but wasn’t really hitting at Iowa.
Schierholtz just couldn’t get over the hump this year, and the Cubs decided not to wait any longer.
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.