|Mar. 29 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-The Cubs released Victorino before re-signing him to a minor league deal Tuesday and said they will put utilityman Javier Baez on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: The Cubs said Tuesday that they will allot their final roster spots to pitcher Neil Ramirez, infielder Tommy La Stella and outfielder Matt Szczur.
|Mar. 25 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Victorino is heading to extended spring training with the Cubs. The move became clear once he knew he wouldn't be able to break camp with the team because of his strained left calf.
Analysis: The 35-year-old outfielder is going to "recreate spring training" for himself to see if he can still contribute to a major league team. He originally said he wasn't interested in playing in the minors, but an ailing left calf and a talented Cubs roster is making him reconsider a stint in Triple-A.
|Feb. 26 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs have signed Victorino to a minor league contract.
Analysis: Victorino will join an outfield that already includes Jason Heyward, Dexter Fowler, Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler. The Cubs reached the NL Championship Series last year. Victorino helped Philadelphia win the 2008 World Series and starred when Boston won the 2013 championship. Injuries have limited his time in recent seasons and he hit only .230 in 71 games for Boston and the Los Angeles Angels last season.