Cubs Outright Six Players Off 40-Man Roster

The Cubs made six rosters moves on Wednesday morning and reduced the 40-man roster to 37 players.

The Cubs activated RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day DL, all three players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster. The Cubs also waived OF Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. Boscan and RHP Trey McNutt. McDonald, Boscan and McNutt cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster.

With the roster moves on Wednesday, the Cubs opened three spots on the 40-man roster. Trey McNutt and Rafael Dolis will likely remain with the organization and assigned to Triple-A Iowa. RHP Zach Putnam and OF Thomas Neal have been outrighted previously during their career and can elect free agency.

Darnell McDonald and J.C. Boscan signed minor league deals with the Cubs last off-season that included non-roster invites to big league camp. Both players will elect for free agency and will be free to sign with another organization this winter.

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