After the Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, the clubhouse wasn’t in the best mood because pitcher Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment.
The Cubs will have 10 days to trade, waive or release Jackson until they eat the remaining $15.63 million left on his four-year, $52 million contract.
The 13-year-veteran was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season, but he had a terrible July. Jackson gave up four runs in just two innings pitched during July, owning a 18.00 ERA.
With an open spot in the roster, the Cubs have decided to call-up former All-Star reliever Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa. The 35-year-old closer threw seven innings of shutout baseball throughout seven game appearances.
The Cubs players were sad to see their friend/teammate leave.