According to a report on Cubs.com the Cubs released pitcher Glendon Rusch on Thursday and in the process trimmed their 40-man roster down to 41. A blood clot was discovered in his lung last September and the lefty had been on blood thinners ever since. Several reports had indicated Rusch was to remain on the medication until at least March of this year. Rusch signed a 2-year, $6 million dollar contract last off-season and his salary for 2007 is $3.25 million. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot and his future in baseball in unclear to say the least.
Everyone here at the CCO wishes the best for Glendon and his family during his recovery.