I was not expecting this.

Not at all.

With most affiliate offices closed for the all star break and the full season squads off until Friday, the Cubs were busy this morning making moves. Let’s get to them because the draft is coming in

Iowa – Aneuris Rosario released.
Tennessee – Miguel Amaya and Kyle Johnson activated, Cole Roederer went to the 7 Day IL. Pitcher Graham Lawson was released.
South Bend – Daniel Palencia was placed on the 7 Day IL
Myrtle Beach – OF Parker Chavers was activated. I am pumped for this!

The Palencia injury is most intriguing to me as South Bend just promoted Wicks and Herz to Tennessee. So lost 3/5 of their rotation in a weekend. Joe Nahas coming off the DL and Luis Devers coming out of the pen is not going to be enough.

In addition, this is not “officially official” yet but it portends to a large series of moves that will probably happening the next few days as they always do after the draft.

This is not shocking in the slightest. Whether the teams make a bunch of moves official later this week is not in question. It is just when they choose to announce them.

Here are some names I could see moving this week.

Tennessee – Danis Correa, Nicholas Padilla, and maybe Bryce Ball but I think he stays with Mervis going up. That way they both get to play everyday at first, which is what they need.
South Bend – Yohendrick Pinango and maybe Zac Leigh
Myrtle Beach – Tyler Santana, Luis Rodriguez, and hopefully Ezequiel Pagan

Come August 1-5, we should see a ton of movement and a few releases once the draft picks sign and the trades are complete.

If there are any other moves today, I will update down below. However, I am going to be preoccupied with the draft in 2 hours.