Chicago Cubs: Recently acquired Torreyes highlights list
Aside from Russell getting tendered a contract, perhaps the most interesting news coming out of Chicago yesterday (at least the North Side, we’ll get to the Sox in a minute) was the non-tender decision when it came to Ronald Torreyes.
Torreyes, acquired just days earlier in a deal with the Yankees, seemed to be the team’s primary backup option behind the likes of Russell and Javier Baez at shortstop and second base, respectively. He seemed even more critical after the team traded Tommy La Stella to the Angels later in the week.
But, here we are. Of course, there are multiple things that could happen. The Cubs reportedly have interest in bringing him back on a cheaper deal (because, you know, every dollar counts right now). Bleacher Nation broke it down well in this tweet yesterday:
Time will tell what course of action the Cubs pursue when it comes to Torreyes, but, for the time being, he is no longer on the roster.
Hurlers Justin Hancock and Allen Webster joined the ranks of non-tenders on Friday, as well. Both saw limited action with the big league club this season. Hancock pitched to a 1.46 ERA in 10 appearances with Chicago but compiled a 4.57 ERA and 1.523 WHIP with Triple-A Iowa.
As for Webster, he made just three appearances for the Cubs at the big league level, allowing three earned in just two frames. Don’t be surprised to see one or both of these guys come back on a Minor League deal in the weeks to come.