Baez heading down is news, but not a surprise. Parker, on the other hand, is something of a surprise.
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First reported by none other than Cubs prospect Dan Vogelbach.
The 32-year-old lefty was beat out by the other lefties in camp.
Some guys who actually had a shot at a job on the big team went out today, though none was a surprise.
Beeler is a legitimate starting pitching prospect, and Hatley could be a future relief option.
The 29-year-old reliever didn’t make the cut with the Diamondbacks.
Most of the Cubs’ top minor leaguers head to minor league camp.
This is largely a standard exercise. All 40-man players are now under contract for 2014.
Bonifacio would provide excellent depth and versatility. He could also compete for a starting gig.
That’s two pitchers lost by the Cubs today. Were both spots on the 40-man roster needed?
The young righty was a waiver claim for the Cubs earlier this offseason.
No potentially nasty arbitration hearing necessary. Samardzija gets $5.345 million for 2014.
Barney reportedly gets the midpoint of his ask and the Cubs’ offer: $2.3 million.
The 29-year-old righty dealt with shoulder issues last year.