McNutt has signed a minor league contract with the Padres, Baseball America reports. A former top prospect, the 26-year-old no longer has the glimmer he once did. He'll look for a fresh start with a new organization in the Padres, but spent most of the 2015 campaign on the disabled list following shoulder surgery in 2014.
The Cubs outrighted six players off their 40-man roster, MLB.com reports Wednesday. Outfielder Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. Boscan and pitcher Trey McNutt all cleared waivers and were outrighted. Additionally, pitchers Rafael Dolis and Zach Putnam and outfielder Thomas Neal were activated from the 60-day disabled list, cleared waivers and were outrighted.
The Chicago Cubs continued shaping their roster for the upcoming season and announced the following moves Monday: pitchers Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley and Alberto Cabrera and second baseman Logan Watkins were optioned to Triple-A Iowa; pitcher Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee and pitcher Nick Struck was assigned to the team's minor-league camp.