The Cubs designated Tsuyoshi Wada for assignment and added Taylor Teagarden to the 40-man roster. Teagarden will serve as the emergency catcher for the rest of the playoffs. Wada is a free agent at the end of the season.
Arizona Fall League
After a tough 2014 campaign that included a step back in the organization, 3B Jeimer Candelario put that all behind him and had his best season as a pro in 2015. Starting the year at Myrtle Beach, the 21-year-old hit .270/.318/.415 with 5 HR and 39 RBI in 82 games. He also played solid defense and in late July was promoted to AA. At Tennessee, Candelario displayed great plate discipline coaxing 22 walks while only striking out 21 times. He hit .291/.379/.462 with 5 HR and 25 RBI in just 46 games. Eligible for the Rule 5 draft, the Cubs will need to protect Candelario on the 40-man roster or risk losing the switch-hitting third base prospect.
Venezuelan Winter League
2B Bryant Flete went 2-for-3 with a run and a RBI in Zulia’s 5-4 11-inning win over Magallanes. Flete tripled and walked twice. RHP Erick Leal threw 1.1 scoreless innings of relief for Magallanes.......2B Gioskar Amaya was 1-for-5 with a RBI in Aragua’s 8-7 loss to Caracas...... Former Cubs prospect Eduardo Figueroa got the start for Lara and tossed 4.2 frames of shutout ball. He allowed a hit, walked two, and recorded three punchouts in the 59-pitch outing. Rubi Silva went 0-for-3 with a walk in Lara’s 3-1 win.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
3B Christian Villanueva homered for the second straight day, a solo shot in the second, to help Obregon beat Navojoa 6-5. Villanueva added a sacrifice fly and finished 1-for-3.