From the Wire … Scales Outrighted to Triple-A

According to the transactions wire, the Cubs outrighted Bobby Scales to Triple-A Iowa on Friday … with the move the Cubs’ 40-man roster was reduced to 38 players.

Scales made his big league debut in 2009 and played in 51 games.

Bobby Scales was one of the few feel good stories of last season for the Chicago Cubs. Scales hit .242/.312/.411/.723 in 124 at bats with eight doubles, two triples and three home runs. Scales was the Cubs’ best pinch hitter in 2009. In 15 games (14 at bats), Scales was 7-for-14 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and a walk (.500/.533/1.214/1.748).

Scales played four different position for Lou Piniella (11 games at second, eight games at third, 17 games in left and four in right).

Scales should receive a non-roster invitation to Spring Training (which would be his third in a row with the Chicago Cubs) if he re-signs this winter with the Cubs.

Quote of the Day

"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient." - Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub (1931-2015)

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