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 reliever Anthony Carter to a minor-league deal, according to MLBTradeRumors.com. Carter spent last season in Japan, pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He posted a 3.97 ERA over 45 1/3 innings.
The Padres have sold the rights to pitcher Anthony Carter to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan, MLB.com reports. "He had interest in going over to Japan prior to us signing him," Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch said. "They showed interest, and we matched it up against our depth and felt it would be mutually beneficial." Carter allowed two runs in three innings at the Triple-A level this season.
The Padres are near to signing pitcher Anthony Carter to a minor-league deal, MLB.com reports. Carter went 2-0 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 79:23 K:BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket last season.