The Cubs released relief pitcher Rafael Soriano on Saturday, per MLB.com. Soriano, who was designated for assignment on Monday, had a 6.35 ERA with the club this season.
Cubs relievers Rafael Soriano and James Russell have been designated for assignment. Soriano made six appearances for the Cubs after signing a minor-league deal in June. He posted a 6.35 ERA, and was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on Aug. 5. In his first season back with the Cubs, Russell struggled in 2015. In 49 relief appearances, he posted a 5.29 ERA over 34 innings of work.
Cubs pitcher Rafael Soriano was able to pitch in a simulated game Tuesday, reports MLB.com. Soriano is on the disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation. He has not been cleared to begin a rehab assignment.
The Cubs placed reliever Rafael Soriano on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to right shoulder inflammation. To take his spot on the roster, reliever Clayton Richard was re-signed after he elected free agency. The left-hander was designated for assignment Monday.
The Cubs recalled pitcher Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa, the team announced on Sunday. The Cubs signed Soriano as a free agent on June 9. He threw five scoreless innings at Double-A and two scoreless at Triple-A before getting called up to the majors. To make room, the Cubs designated pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances with the team.