The Cubs officially released Luis Vizcaino on Monday according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The Cubs designated Vizcaino for assignment on April 23.
Vizcaino is owed $3.5 million for this season that includes a $500,000 buyout for 2010.
Bruce Levine discussed Luis Vizcaino’s release during his show on ESPN 1000 last Saturday morning. According to Levine, Vizcaino showed up late on Opening Day in Houston which did not sit well with Lou Piniella…and did it again for the second game of the year. Piniella was done with Vizcaino at that point.
Vizcaino reportedly got off on the wrong foot with the Cubs after reporting to Spring Training out of shape. Visa problems delayed his arrival and showing up not ready to compete did not help his situation.