Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein is considering releasing closer Kevin Gregg after Gregg complained in a postgame tirade on Friday that the Cubs were thinking about replacing him as the team's closer next season, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Gregg's complaints to the media came after he yielded four runs in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 9-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves .
"The game didn't unfold the way I wanted it to, but from what they told me over the past few days it makes it difficult to play anyways, let alone knowing what they think," Gregg said. "... For an organization to come out and say, 'Hey, we are going to go a different direction,' a little professional courtesy would have been nice.
"I think [the change at closer] shows me that they are not that interested in me coming back here. I will worry about next year next year, but this gives me a good indication of their thoughts going forward." The Cubs had signed Gregg to a Minor League contract in April after the Dodgers released him.
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