Cubs Reassign Darnell McDonald to Minor League Camp, Release RHP Chang-Yong Lim

The Cubs announced the ninth round of spring roster cuts on Monday afternoon. The Cubs reassigned OF Darnell McDonald to minor league camp and released RHP Chang-Yong Lim.

Darnell McDonald hit .222/.320/.296 in 15 games this with two doubles after re-signing with the Cubs on a minor league deal during the off-season.

The Cubs released RHP Chang-Yong Lim. After spending a majority of last season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Lim made his big league debut in September and while the results were not good, he said he felt fine and was looking forward to 2014. Lim was non-tendered in December but was in camp on a non-roster invite due to the two-year minor league contract he signed with the Cubs in 2012. Lim pitched in four Cactus League games this spring and allowed two runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts in four innings (4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP).

With the latest round of cuts, the Cubs spring roster officially stands at 34 players.

A day after asking for and being granted his release from the organization, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada re-signed with the Cubs on Monday. Wada inked a minor league contract and will start Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Angels. Wada appeared in three Cactus League games with one start and allowed seven runs on 10 hits with five walks and seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings (11.12 ERA, 2.65 WHIP).

Spring Roster Moves

Optioned to the Minors

  • Arismendy Alcantara, IF (Triple-A)
  • Logan Watkins, IF (Triple-A)
  • Matt Szczur, OF (Triple-A)
  • Dallas Beeler, RHP (Triple-A)
  • Jorge Soler, OF (Double-A)
  • Arodys Vizcaino, RHP (Triple-A)
  • Brett Jackson, OF (Triple-A)
  • Josh Vitters, OF/IF (Triple-A)
  • Zac Rosscup, LHP (Triple-A)
  • Christian Villanueva, 3B (Triple-A)
  • Blake Parker, RHP (Triple-A)
  • Neil Ramirez, RHP (Triple-A)

Reassigned to Minor League Camp

  • Kris Bryant, 3B
  • Albert Almora, OF
  • Carlos Pimentel, RHP
  • Jeudy Valdez, IF
  • Marcus Hatley, RHP
  • Eric Jokisch, LHP
  • Kyle Hendricks, RHP
  • Rafael Lopez, C
  • Armando Rivero, RHP
  • Mitch Maier, OF
  • Tommy Hottovy, LHP
  • Javier Baez, IF
  • Brian Schlitter, RHP
  • Jonathan Sanchez, LHP
  • Chang-Yong Lim, RHP
  • Chris Valaika, IF
  • Casper Wells, OF
  • Darnell McDonald, OF


  • Aaron Cunningham, OF
  • Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
  • Chang-Yong Lim, RHP 

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