The Adam-Megill-Wick moves weren’t the only ones for the Chicago Cubs today, as they also had an issue with their back-up catcher and another long-term-injured reliever.
Austin Romine is out once again, this time with a left wrist sprain. He’d only just debuted with the Cubs, having missed the first few weeks with a knee injury from Spring Training. In his place, Tony Wolters is back up with the big league team.
Bringing up Wolters requires a 40-man spot, though, which means the Cubs had to open another one up – this time, by way of shifting reliever Jonathan Holder to the 60-day IL. Holder, a formerly great reliever in the Yankees bullpen who was looking to bounce back this year, has yet to make his debut because of a shoulder strain from Spring Training. The 60-day IL move means he cannot join the Cubs until later in May at the earliest, same as Rowan Wick.
Wolters is a glove-first catcher who can handle the back-up job just fine, and figures to do so until Romine is ready to return again.