As expected, to make room on the active roster for Cole Gillespie, the Cubs designated RHP Henry Rodriguez for assignment on Sunday.
The Cubs acquired Rodriguez from the Nationals for minor leaguer Ian Dickson on June 12 after Washington had DFA’d Rodriguez earlier in the week.
The Cubs opened a spot on the 40-man roster by designating Rodriguez for assignment, the 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.
Henry Rodriguez made five appearances for the Cubs and gave up a couple of runs on six hits with a strikeout and four walks in four innings (4.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP). Rodriguez continued having problems harnessing the upper 90s fastball.
Cole Gillespie has been activated and will be available off the Cubs’ bench for Sunday night’s game against the Cardinals. Gillespie will wear No. 2.