Cubs Roster Move: Tim Collins Back to Iowa, Jim Adduci Called Up

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Cubs Roster Move: Tim Collins Back to Iowa, Jim Adduci Called Up

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As expected, the Cubs did not stick with nine relievers for too long, sending lefty Tim Collins back to Iowa in exchange for a position player:

Adduci, 34, is actually a former Cubs prospect before he set about a journeyman quest of up-and-down AAA/MLB stints with the Rangers and Tigers, and then a stint in Japan. He never made it to the big leagues with the Cubs previously, so this is actually a pretty nice story.

He’s been raking at Iowa lately, too:

He also recently did this:

https://twitter.com/IowaCubs/status/1131599073293852672

Obviously Adduci is a short-term positional fill-in for the Cubs, who were otherwise going with only three on the bench. Even in an American League series, that’s a bit risky.

Furthering that risk, of course, is Kris Bryant’s status. If he doesn’t go on the IL after yesterday’s collision, but needs a day or two, then the Cubs were going to be playing with a mere two-man bench. Again, can you pull it off in the American League? Yeah, sure. But is it at all desirable? No.

So good luck to Adduci, who will hopefully get a chance to rip one for a fun story.

With Adduci added, the Cubs’ 40-man roster is now back up to 40.


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