Cubs make several roster moves
|Monday, December 2, 2019, 6:55 PM-|
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced the following roster moves for Monday, December 2, in conjunction with today’s deadline to tender/non-tender 2020 contracts for unsigned players on their 40-man roster.
The Cubs have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton on a 2020 contract, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Cotton was acquired from Oakland for a cash consideration on November 23.
Six arbitration-eligible players have been tendered 2020 contracts: infielders Javier Báez and Kris Bryant; outfielders Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber; catcher Willson Contreras; and left-handed pitcher Kyle Ryan. Overall, a total of 25 players from the Cubs 40-man roster were tendered 2020 contracts today – the six arbitration eligible players listed above and 19 players not yet eligible for arbitration.
Infielder Addison Russell has been non-tendered.
Additionally, the Cubs have non-tendered left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen, who was not yet eligible for arbitration.
The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 36 players.
In a statement released by the Cubs, Theo Epstein says: "We decided to non-tender Addison Russell today simply because the role we expected him to play for the 2020 Cubs was inconsistent with how he would have been treated in the salary arbitration process."— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) December 2, 2019