Pagan Reinstated, Womack and a Surprising DFA

The Cubs made several roster moves in the last few days of June. On Thursday, the Cubs optioned Geovany Soto, catcher, back to AAA Iowa. Michael Barrett served his last game of his suspension on Thursday and was back behind the dish for Friday against the White Sox. The Cubs also reinstated Angel Pagan from the 60-day DL and to make room for Pagan on the 40-man roster the Cubs designated Tony Womack for assignment. Womack hit .280 (14-50)/.333/.360 with a home run and 2 RBI’s in 19 games.

The CCO tries not to report on players from other teams but Jeff Weaver garnered a lot of attention this past off-season from the Cubs Faithful and on Friday the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim designated Weaver for assignment. Weaver signed with the Angels this past off-season, a 1-year deal worth $8.325 million dollars. Weaver was 3-10 with a 6.29 ERA in 16 games and had given up 18 home runs in 88 2/3 innings but the surprising stat is a .309 opponents batting average. The Dodgers are reportedly interested in their former starter. Weaver was replaced in the starting rotation by Jered Weaver, Jeff’s bother, who was 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA before being optioned to AAA Salt Lake last week.

Quote of the Day

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth