The Cubs announced Thursday they cut 12 players from major-league camp, including top catcher prospect Kyle Schwarber,who was reassigned to minor-league camp. The other players reassigned to minor-league camp were pitchers Daniel Bard, Anthony Carter, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen and Francisley Bueno, infielder Chris Valaika, outfielders Albert Almora, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers. Pitcher Blake Parker and pitcher Joseph Ortiz were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs have signed outfielder Adron Chambers to a minor league contract on Tuesday. Chambers slashed .283/.351/.411 with five home runs and 29 RBI in Triple-A last season.
The Astros have announced a trade that sent outfielder Adron Chambers to the Blue Jays for left-hander Alejandro Solarte and infielder Will Dupont. The 27-year-old Chambers has played parts of three seasons with Houston, but has struggled at the plate. He owns a .216 average at the major level and has fanned an alarming 30 times in 88 at-bats. Solarte and Dupont both played in the Gulf Coast League in 2013.
The Astros announced Monday they reassigned outfielder Adron Chambers, catcher Rene Garcia and pitcher Josh Zeid to minor-league camp. They also released infielder Cesar Izturis.
Astros outfielder Adron Chambers is close to his spring debut, according to the Houston Chronicle. Chambers has been limited by a hamstring injury during camp. He was able to get through base running and fielding drills Wednesday morning. As long as he doesn't experience any setbacks, Chambers should play in a spring game soon.