by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Barret Loux undergoes Tommy John surgery
Cubs pitcher Barret Loux underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, MLB.com reports. Loux was acquired in 2012 in the deal that sent Geovany Soto to Texas. He went 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 appearances (16 starts) with Triple-A Iowa last season.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
Cubs shed four players from roster
The Chicago Cubs further trimmed their roster Monday by optioning third baseman Josh Vitters to Triple-A Iowa, and reassigning pitcher Barret Loux, shortstop Javier Baez and catcher Rafael Lopez to the team's minor-league camp. Baez is considered the team's top prospect by MLB.com and finished with a .333 batting average, four homers and nine RBI in 15 games this spring.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Barret Loux assigned to minors
MLB.com reports the Cubs reassigned pitcher Barret Loux to minor-league camp Thursday. Loux was 0-1 with a 15.19 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in 5 1/3 spring innings.
Cubs acquire Loux from Rangers
According to MLB.com, the Cubs acquired pitcher Barret Loux and a player to be named from Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for pitcher Jake Brigham. Loux went 14-1 with a 3.47 ERA in 25 starts for Double-A Frisco last season.