Sorting through the Cubs roster moves after an eventful trade deadline day
WASHINGTON D.C. — To say it was a busy 26 hours or so for Jed Hoyer and the Cubs would be a massive understatement.
Hoyer and the Cubs completed six trades in that span, sending seven players to five different teams and completely overhauling the Cubs roster.
With all the moving parts, it’s easy to lose track of who went where and who the Cubs received in return. Here’s a list of who the Cubs acquired and dealt over the last two days.
RHP RYAN TEPERA
LHP BAILEY HORN
1B ANTHONY RIZZO
OF KEVIN ALCÁNTARA, RHP ALEXANDER VIZCAÍNO
RHP CRAIG KIMBREL
INF NICK MADRIGAL, RHP CODI HEUER
SS JAVIER BÁEZ, RHP TREVOR WILLIAMS
OF PETE CROW-ARMSTRONG
OF JAKE MARISNICK
RHP ANDERSON ESPINOZA
INF KRIS BRYANT
OF ALEXANDER CANARIO, RHP CALEB KILIAN
After all the trades, there were 7 spots open on the big-league club just hours before the Cubs kicked off a series against the Nationals in Washington D.C. The Cubs made several roster moves to fill their roster ahead of first pitch.
They activated Jake Arrieta off the IL and he made the start, going 4 innings and allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. The team recalled righty Manny Rodríguez, outfielder Johneshwy Fargas and infielder Frank Schwindel from Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs selected the contracts of righty Michael Rucker and OF Andrew Romine to fill out their 26-man roster.
Schwindel had an at-bat in the 5th inning, pinchi hitting for Arrieta.
Rucker made his debut and was the 1000th career pitcher used in Cubs’ history, per Cubs’ historian Ed Hartig.