• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs option four, re-assign five Wednesday

    The Cubs optioned infielders Arismendy Alcantara and Logan Watkins and outfielders Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur Wednesday, while also re-assigning infielders Kris Bryant and Jeudy Valdez, outfielder Albert Almora and pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Eric Jokisch to minor-league camp.

  • by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

    Cubs ink Casper Wells, Carlos Pimentel to minors deals

    According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed outfielder Casper Wells and pitcher Carlos Pimentel to minor league deals. Wells played for the Phillies, White Sox and Athletics in 2013, hitting .126 in 95 at-bats. Pimentel spent most of the 2013 season with the Rangers' Double-A affiliate in Frisco, but he finished at Triple-A Round Rock, posting a 1.59 ERA in six relief appearances.