The Cubs designated Edwin Jackson for assignment

SHARE The Cubs designated Edwin Jackson for assignment

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.

The Latest
“I got a lot left in the tank,” Cease said. “I’d love to throw as much as I can, but we’ll have to see.”
Herbert more than filled in for Montgomery, running 20 times for 157 yards.
“Today was the worst one,” Cairo said of the Sox’s sixth consecutive loss.
Having a franchise quarterback matters more than anything in the NFL, and the single greatest priority for the Bears this season is to determine whether Fields is that guy. It doesn’t look promising at the moment.
After a relatively slow start in 2022 following a training camp contract “hold-in,” Smith had a breakout game Sunday — 16 tackles, two tackles for loss and a fourth-quarter interception that paved the way for victory. “[From] here on out you can expect some big things.”