Cubs Moves from Down on the Farm

The Cubs continued making roster moves this week, both at the Major and Minor League levels. John Grabow was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday. Brad Snyder was outrighted off the Cubs 40-man roster Wednesday and became a free agent.

Eight players in the Cubs’ system filed for free agency on November 6 and the Cubs re-signed four Minor League players eligible for free agency according to the transaction wire on Baseball America.

Bryan LaHair, Mitch Atkins, Mario Mercedes, Jeff Gray, Mark Reed, Russ Canzler, Scott McClain and Jason Dubois became free agents while Angel Guzman, Mike Parisi, J.R. Mathes and Jim Adduci re-signed with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 36 players and the Cubs must file their reserve list by November 19.

Bruce Miles has been led to believe Brandon Guyer, Kyle Smit and Alberto Cabrera will be added to the 40-man roster and the Cubs are debating whether to add Marquez Smith to the big league roster as well.

Jim Hendry said last week Chris Archer will be added to the 40-man roster.

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