From the Wire … Cubs DFA Kameron Loe, Recall Rafael Dolis

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs designated Kameron Loe for assignment on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for OF Ryan Sweeney. The Cubs recalled RHP Rafael Dolis to fill Loe’s spot in the rotation. Dolis figures to remain with the big club until Kyuji Fujikawa is activated from the DL.

The Cubs selected the contract of Ryan Sweeney from the Iowa Cubs and added him to the 40-man roster. Dave Sappelt was officially optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday to make room on the active roster for Ryan Sweeney.

The Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 40 players.

Kameron Loe was claimed off waivers from Seattle on April 14. In seven games with the Cubs, Loe posted a 5.40 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP (12 hits, four walks and four strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings).

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  • BosephHeyden

    Dolis again? I hope it’s permanent this time. The Cubs keep calling up and sending down guys repeatedly and then wonder why they’re never good. They need to just keep Dolis up even after Fujikawa comes back, and DFA Camp.

    • calicub

      Dolis needs to figure out how to throw strikes when it counts if he has any hope of sticking this time around.

      • BosephHeyden

        Fair enough, but you saying that brings something up. Dolis has command issues. And it seems like most of the other pitchers on the team do, as well. At what point does the finger get pointed away from the pitchers and to the pitching coach? Because it seems to me like, with this being almost a team-wide problem, either something was tinkered with that isn’t working or something isn’t being addressed correctly.

        • SomeGuy27

          My experience is the higher up you go two things occur: 1. coaches don’t do as much teaching and 2. players don’t respond.

          A lot of coaches kind of go through the “routine” and say “if a player wants help, he knows where to find me”. Many players look at it as “Well, I’ve gotten this far doing it my way so why change?”

          Ultimately, it’s all on the player to preform. If he uses the resources available he’ll have a better chance to succeed. If not, well…

        • RynoTiger

          I think you bring up a good point Hank Williams. Not only is it command, but also concentration is lacking among the pitchers. Could be the quality of the talent, the quality of the preparation, or both.

          • Nate

            Also, most of these pitchers were drafted/signed by the previous regime. They seemed to have sought after guys with good stuff…but not much else, and hope one or two of them would develop some control and/or decent mental approach. And so far the best product we’ve gotten from this drafting/development style is…..Carlos Marmol.

        • paulcatanese

          You make a point worth investigating.

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    Loe’s having a rough year.

    • Shawon O’Meter

      Figuring out who to dump in our pen is a TOUGH call. So many great options worth cutting. Our pen is beyond brutal.

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  • 07GreyDigger

    Oh boy. Rafael Dolis. I get the reasoning for the call up and the 40 man roster, but we already have Carlos Marmol on the roster, Dolis is just Marmol 2.0 or -1.0 if you prefer.

    • Ripsnorter1

      The only difference between Marmol and Dolis:

      Marmol has more control.

      • Nate

        Lol. Sad state of affairs. Hendry & Co. could not draft pitchers to save to their lives.

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