Roster moves, 10/30 Cubs Recap

Jacob Hannemann (pictured) knocked in three runs with a pair of doubles for Mesa in AFL action while Marco Hernandez delivered a three-run triple in Licey’s win in the Dominican. Off the diamond, the Cubs made several roster moves including declining the option on relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.

Cubs roster moves
Cubs cleared some room on the 40-man roster announcing that Josh Vitters, Ryan Kalish and Chris Valaika have all cleared waivers and been assigned to Iowa. James McDonald, who spent the 2014 season on the DL, has opted for free agency. Carlos Villanueva has declared for free agency while Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney still need to be taken off the 60-day DL. The Cubs declined the $5.5 million option for relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa. They must still decide on an option for Tsuyoshi Wada. Cubs roster stands at 37, including the two 60-day DL OFs and Wada.

The Hot Stove League has officially begun and teams have five days to sign their own free agents. Major and minor league free agents can sign with new teams beginning at midnight on Nov. 4.

Maddon Watch
Its been reported by numerous sources that its a done deal. No confirmation from Cubs or Maddon’s side. Many are speculating an announcement on Monday.

Arizona Fall League—Scottsdale 7, Mesa 5
Jacob Hannemann upped his average up to .293 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in the loss. Hannemann added an assist, throwing out the speedy Roman Quinn at second.....Zach Cates had a tough outing, allowing four runs, including a three-run homer. He surrendered four hits and walked one in an inning of work.

Venezuelan Winter League
No Cubs prospects saw action.

Dominican Winter League
Marco Hernandez had two hits, including a three-run triple as Licey rallied to down Aguilas 7-6 in the only DWL game. Hernandez also walked and stole a base..... Aguilas’ Manny Ramirez (.240) went 1-for-3 with a RBI single in three at-bats. He was hit-by-a-pitch and pinch-ran for in the ninth.

Mexican Pacific Winter League
No Cubs prospects saw action.

Puerto Rican Winter League
Starter Jake Arrieta and reliever Neil Ramirez are on the Santurce roster. This is the same team Javier Baez is expected to join in December.

C Victor Caratini, OF John Andreoli and OF Jonathan Mota are all listed on the San Juan roster. Cubs Latin American Field Coordinator Carmelo Martinez is a coach on the team.

Cubs Winter League prospects stats

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