The Cubs posted three roster moves on the official transactions page Monday morning.
INF Jonathan Herrera and OF Quintin Berry elected free agency and C Taylor Teagarden was outrighted to Iowa and off the 40-man roster.
With the three roster moves, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 29 players.
Jonathan Herrera played an important role for the Cubs during the season but did not appear in a game after Sept. 9. Herrera hit .230/.242/.333 in 73 games with five doubles, a triple and two home runs for a .576 OPS. Herrera was arbitration eligible and is now a free agent. Herrera elected for free agency on Oct. 29.
Quintin Berry was signed to a minor league contract on Aug. 24 and he was added to the 40-man roster on Sept. 1. Berry played in eight games and had one at bat. Berry was 2-for-3 on the bases and was on both the Wild Card and NLCS rosters.
The Cubs selected the contract of Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Iowa on Oct. 11 during the post-season and added him to the 40-man roster. LHP Tsuyoshi Wada was designated for assignment at the time to clear a spot on the roster. Wada has since been released.
Teagarden spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Iowa. In the eight games he played in the majors this season, Teagarden was 3-for-15 with two RBI. Teagarden delivered the game winner against the Reds off Aroldis Chapman on July 22.
Teagarden was outrighted to Iowa on Oct. 27 according to the transaction page. Teagarden has likely already elected free agency, the official move has not been posted.
Seven players on the Cubs’ 40-man roster became free agents and one player retired with the conclusion of the World Series.
RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Tommy Hunter, RHP Jason Motte, RHP Fernando Rodney, OF Dexter Fowler, OF Chris Denorfia and OF Austin Jackson became free agents. RHP Dan Haren retired.