From the Wire … Cubs Outright Mather, Parker, Germano and Corpas Off the 40-man Roster

The Cubs made four more roster moves on Friday afternoon. Shortly after it was announced that the Royals had claimed Chris Volstad off waivers from the Cubs, the team announced that Joe Mather, Blake Parker, Justin Germano and Manny Corpas had been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Iowa. Manny Corpas elected for free agency.

The Cubs have made 11 roster moves in two days and with all of the moves, the 40-man roster currently stands at 33 players.

Matt Garza, Ian Stewart and Arodys Vizcaino have not officially been reinstated from the 60-day DL. Once those roster moves occur, the Cubs’ 40-man roster will have four open spots.

Joe Mather spent the entire season with the Cubs after making the team out of Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. Mather posted a .209/.256/.324/.581 line in 103 games with 11 doubles and five home runs. Manny Corpas began the season in Triple-A and finished the year with the big league team. Corpas was 0-2 in 48 games with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. The Cubs acquired Justin Germano from the Red Sox for cash considerations on July 19. Germano replaced Matt Garza in the rotation and finished the year with a 2-10 mark in 13 appearances, 12 starts, with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. Blake Parker dealt with injuries shortly after making his big league debut and finished the season on the 60-day DL.

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