Schlitter was released by the Rockies, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Schlitter spent the entire season at Triple-A Albuquerque, and although he didn't pitch badly by any means, the Rockies have too many prospects coming through their system to warrant having a 30-year-old clogging up their farm system. The right-hander does have some major league experience (even if none of it really went well), so he could garner some interest as a veteran middle-relief option with some teams.
Schlitter was reassigned to minor league camp Monday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. The right-hander struggled significantly in spring training, giving up seven runs on 17 hits in eight spring innings, so this comes as no surprise. He'll head to Triple-A and act as organizational bullpen depth.
Schlitter received an invitation to spring training Thursday. Schlepper appeared in the majors with the Cubs the last two seasons, but he struggled both times, most recently to the tune of a 7.36 ERA. He'll need to improve against major league hitters if he wants to garner a spot in the Colorado bullpen.
Schlitter signed a minor league contract with Colorado on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Schlitter spent most of the 2015 season pitching in Triple-A Iowa, but made a few appearances for the Cubs. He struggled at the big league level last year, and will try to turn things around in Colorado and try to secure a spot in their bullpen in 2016.
The Cubs have optioned Zac Rosscup three days after promoting him and designated for assignment fellow reliever Brian Schlitter. Rosscup did not receive an opportunity to pitch in his latest stint with the team. Schlitter did - and that was a problem. He compiled a 7.36 ERA before his demotion in mid-June.