Carlos Gonzalez Elects Free Agency

Carlos Gonzalez Elects Free Agency Cubs outfielder Carlos Gonzalez cleared waivers and elected free agency after being designated for assignment last week, manager Joe Maddon told reporters today (Twitter link via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune). Gonzalez, 33, joined the Cubs on his second minor league deal of the season in late May and…

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Royals Release Brad Boxberger

Royals Release Brad Boxberger July 3: Boxberger cleared waivers and is now a free agent, the Royals announced. July 1: The Royals have requested release waivers on veteran reliever Brad Boxberger, per a club announcement. He had been designated for assignment recently. It’s not surprising to see this move, as Boxberger’s $2.2MM salary never figured to…

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Angels To Promote Matt Thaiss

Angels To Promote Matt Thaiss The Angels are set to promote corner infield prospect Matt Thaiss for his MLB debut. Halos Prospects first reported on Twitter that Thaiss was “expected” to be called up today, and Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets that Thaiss is indeed getting the call. Corresponding moves aren’t yet…

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Cubs Promote Robel Garcia

Cubs Promote Robel Garcia The Cubs have selected the contract of infielder Robel Garcia from Triple-A Iowa and optioned righty Dillon Maples to open a spot on the 25-man roster, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced today in a radio appearance on 670 The Score (Twitter link). Chicago has open space on the 40-man…

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