The Cubs and impending roster moves are getting clearer

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The Chicago Cubs and the roster moves are starting to clarify. David Ross is making adjustments, and Tyler Chatwood earns the No. 3 spot.

Forget the Chicago Cubs losing to the White Sox. It’s just an exhibition. But Jharel Cotton? He’s garbage. And it’s one move closer to see what the 30-man will be. Cotton shouldn’t be there. He’s rubbish. I don’t know if he can be moved to the ‘taxi squad,’ be he shouldn’t.

So the Cubs moves will become more apparent by the day–at least until Thursday–before we have the final say. The Cubs will need to cut nine from their roster. Cotton didn’t help his chances. Rex Brothers, Rowan Wick and Dan Winkler are safe–for now.

Cubs’ manager David Ross used last night’s game for protocols for COVID-19. He assessed the situation and made adjustments to them. Now, Ross cut out mingling in the clubhouse–meaning PS4 or Xbox–for fear of contracting the coronavirus.

"“They’ll find what works for them,” Ross said. h/t Mark Gonzalez, Chicago Tribune"

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber said the most difficult time is having to get tested every other day for COVID-19. And they can’t touch computers for ‘sanitary purposes.’ Schwarber noted that it wasn’t a ‘big’ change, but several smaller ones.

"“It’s more slight adjustments instead of this whole big adjustment,” Schwarber said."

Also, the Cubs’ Tyler Chatwood won the No. 3 spot in the rotation. Bravo. Although, Jon Lester was working on a ‘schedule’ and wouldn’t deter from it. So Lester and Alec Mills would pitch the first two against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark.

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The Cubs’ Jose Quintana should have had that spot, but he received stitches and nerve damage to his left thumb. So he’s out, for the time being. Chatwood, Lester and Mills will take his place. When Quintana is deemed ‘good to go?’ Well, that’s when the questions come in. Will Q enter the race? Come to think of it, will he actually be there? Quintana has been the center of trade rumors.