One of these Tuesdays is going to be a very busy day. Normally, the Cubs tend to make a lot of transactions and moves around the first of the month. With that falling on Thursday this week, we could see a few big moves happen today. Or, it might just be a couple moves here and there today. It’s a little bit tricky because there seems to be a log jam of players at Iowa and Tennessee that don’t seem to be moving anywhere. As a result, we’re not seeing many players head from Myrtle Beach to South Bend or South Bend to Tennessee.

Arguably, Jordan Wicks is the most likely prospect to be promoted, but there’s not really a spot for him at Iowa just yet. The same is true for Chase Strumpf, who is also a Tennessee, as well as Luis Vazquez, who clearly does not belong in AA.

With extended spring training wrapping up this week, there could even be a few moves made throughout the week rather than just today. However, what is most likely to happen is not going to be pleasant. We could see several guys cut/released. That could happen all across the system and not just in Iowa or Tennessee.

And if moves are made, are they going to be straight up pitcher for pitcher or will we have some awkward rosters for a while?

Then again, all the moves might be made next week instead.

Moves Since Last Week

Levi Jordan had been placed on the Development List at Iowa. It’s also weird because they also placed him on the seven day IL. After checking his MiLB page, he is technically on the IL. RHP Zac Leigh was sent on a rehab assignment from Tennessee to South Bend and catcher Dilan Granadillo was sent from South Bend to the ACL Cubs. 

I will be back around 8:30 AM and then periodically throughout the day as it’s my first day at home for Tuesday this summer.

8:41 AM

Not much happening yet. I will be back around 9:30 to check in.

9:30 AM

Well, I went for a walk and dictated a post to Siri on the Tennessee Smokies offense. I thought that would help. It did not. Nothing happened. I will stretch the next update to 11 and we will see what happens.

11:15 AM

The transaction wire is lifeless right now. Emails from each affiliate are not happening right now. I am just getting the sense that next week will be the big week for movement when the ACL starts and EXST has ended. Then again, we will see if anything happens today. I will be back sometime between 12:30-1:00.

12:50 PM – Here we go!

Myrtle Beach – INF Pedro Ramirez and RHP Jose Romero added to the roster, OF Cristian More and RHP Dominic Hambley assigned to Arizona Complex League.

SS Luis Verdugo assigned to South Bend Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.

3:40 PM

Iowa does not have any transactions today. That might be it. We might see a move or two throughout the week or even one or two later tonight.

3:41 PM – And a minute later….

RHP Hayden Wesneski recalled from Iowa Cubs • RHP Michael Rucker optioned to Iowa

5:00 PM

Chase Strumpf to Iowa…..About time!