Ramirez returns after a three-day stay on the bereavement list.
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Patton has been dominant at AAA after a dominant Spring.
Kalish, 28, has been raking at Iowa, and is in his second go-around with the Cubs.
Miguel Montero to the DL, Tim Federowicz to the Cubs.
Baez is done with his rehab stint at Iowa, and brings his versatility and killer bat speed to the Cubs.
The 26-year-old lefty didn’t have a great start to the 2016 season.
There is no one left from the roster Epstein inherited – so where was the current crew back in those days?
A procedural move. We’ll likely see Kawasaki in Chicago before too long.
Javy Baez and Christian Villanueva go on the DL, as expected, but so do pitchers Aaron Brooks and Dallas Beeler.
Players with whom it simply didn’t work out.
The Cubs will be able to keep both Ramirez and Szczur – who are out of options – this way, at least for a little while longer.
This may well merely be procedural maneuvering.
Who’s left fighting for a spot?