Shane Victorino has signed a minor leauge deal with the Chicago Cubs.
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That just happened here at the back fields.
Coghlan’s spot on the roster was assured, but his playing time was not.
The bullpen competition is absolutely insane.
The 29-year-old righty was a fantastic reliever from 2011 to 2013, but is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
The Cubs get to keep Olmos, which is nice. Also, Williams is a new arm coming to big league camp, which is interesting.
The 26-year-old lefty – Riefenhauser, that is – has a lot of talent, but hasn’t been able to stick in the big leagues.
Tommy Nance is the most recent low-risk minor league signing for the Cubs.
Thunder Matt returns! What a journey it’s been for Matt Murton.
Jonathan Pettibone had back-of-the-rotation potential before shoulder injuries set him off course.
As a glove-first depth signing, this is perfectly adequate. But if you enjoy fun, this is an amazing signing.
More needed depth for the Cubs’ upper minors.
A good day, all things considered.