You may or may not recall, given the timing, that the Cubs claimed Luke Farrell off of waivers from the Reds, and designated Felix Pena for assignment to make room.
The resolution of that DFA has come in, and it’s kind of funny, given the current state of the Cubs’ season: Pena was traded to the Dodgers for a Player to Be Named Later. EDIT: Oh, man, that’s bad. I must have the Dodgers on the brain, because I read “Los Angeles Angels” as “Los Angeles Dodgers.” Angels, man. Not Dodgers. Get some sleep.
To be quite sure, these transactions are happening in the background and have nothing to do with the current postseason – the
Dodgers Angels simply wanted to stash Pena on their 40-man roster, and didn’t believe he’d make it to them on the waiver wire. And the Cubs got what they could get for him, which figures to be not much. Pena won’t even be eligible for the Dodgers’ NLCS roster or anything like that, but I do have fun imagining a “baw gawd that’s Felix Pena’s music!” moment later in the series. (If for no other reason than that might actually allow the Cubs to muster some offense off of the Dodgers’ bullpen.)
Um, here’s me typing in other jokes that make sense here. Gulp. My bad, friends.