Cubs release veteran utility player


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Dietrich is no longer with the Cubs organization (USA Today Sports)
Dietrich is no longer with the Cubs organization (USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs announced on Sunday that veteran utility infielder Derek Dietrick requested a release and it was granted by the ballclub.

Dietrick is pursuing a major-league opportunity instead of wanting to be stashed away on a minor league deal in South Bend.

Not ideal news for the Cubs but you have to give the player credit for wanting to try to get on a big league squad asap and probably feels like the Cubs had too much depth for it to happen for him anytime soon. He would have been a decent lefty bench option for the Cubs but that is all for not now.

The Cubs must feel pretty confident with their second base situation with youngster Nico Hoerner and the veterans Jason Kipnis and Daniel Descalso.

The Cubs' 60-man roster is now set at 59.

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