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.
The Cubs have optioned right-hander Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game, according to MLB.com. Schlitter has had a few stints with the Cubs this season, and has posted a 7.36 ERA over 7 1/3 innings of relief. The move opens a 25-man roster spot for top-prospect Kyle Schwarber, who is being promoted on Tuesday.
The Cubs have optioned left fielder Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa and called up reliever Brian Schlitter in corresponding moves, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports. Lake, who has been in and out of the Cubs' lineup, is hitting .224 with a home run and five RBI in 58 at-bats this season. Schlitter has a 1.12 ERA in 16 innings for the Iowa Cubs this season and will fill a void in the Cubs' bullpen.