Cubs release veteran utility player
|Sunday, August 9, 2020, 12:39 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs announced on Sunday that veteran utility infielder Derek Dietrick requested a release and it was granted by the ballclub.
Dietrick is pursuing a major-league opportunity instead of wanting to be stashed away on a minor league deal in South Bend.
Not ideal news for the Cubs but you have to give the player credit for wanting to try to get on a big league squad asap and probably feels like the Cubs had too much depth for it to happen for him anytime soon. He would have been a decent lefty bench option for the Cubs but that is all for not now.
The Cubs' 60-man roster is now set at 59.
Per Cubs, Derek Dietrich was granted his release to pursue an MLB opportunity. Chicago’s 60-man pool has been trimmed to 59 players.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 9, 2020
The Rangers have signed free agent INF Derek Dietrich to a minor league contract and assigned him to the Alternate Training Site. Dietrich has played with Miami and Cincinnati and hit a career high 19 homers with the Reds in 2019.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 10, 2020