Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 35.
The free agency period begins Thursday.
In a blow to their bullpen, Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
The right-hander will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to see if this is related to a muscle strain from April.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein had absolutely no problem with manager Dale Sveum’s decision to demote Carlos Marmol from his closing position.
Carlos Marmol’s days in Chicago may be numbered.
Former Hanshin Tiger Kyuji Fujikawa pitched 12 seasons from the bullpen of Japan’s Central League and thought it was time for a change.
As the Cubs continue their search for bullpen help, the club may be ready to add a new closer.