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Chicago Cubs Transactions - 2018

November
DATETRANSACTION
November 2, 2018Traded LHP Drew Smyly and a player to be named to Texas for a player to be named. Exercised their 2019 option on LHP Cole Hamels. Claimed INF Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the N.Y. Mets. Reinstated RHPs Yu Darvish, Justin Hancock and Brandon Morrow and OF Mark Zagunis from the 60-day DL. Assigned OF Terrance Gore and INF Mike Freeman outright from the 40-man roster.
November 1, 2018Claimed OF Johnny Field off waivers from Minnesota. Exercised their 2019 option on RHP Pedro Strop and RHP Brandon Kintzler exercised his 2019 option.
October
DATETRANSACTION
October 31, 2018Exercised the 2019 option on LHP Jose Quintana. Claimed LHP Jerry Vasto off waivers from Kansas City. Agreed on two-year player development contract extensions with Iowa (PCL), Tennessee (SL), Myrtle Beach (Carolina) and South Bend (MWL).
October 30, 2018Declined their 2019 option on RHP Brandon Kintzler.
September
DATETRANSACTION
September 5, 2018Placed OF Mark Zagunis on the 60-day DL.
September 4, 2018Assigned LHP Rob Zastryzny outright to Iowa (PCL). Selected the contract LHP Jaime Garcia from Iowa.
September 3, 2018Assigned RHP Cory Mazzoni outright to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated RHP Tyler Chatwood and LHP Brian Duensing from the 10-day DL. Sent LHP Drew Smyly to Iowa for a rehab assignment.
August
DATETRANSACTION
August 31, 2018Placed OF Jason Heyward on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa (PCL).
August 30, 2018Activated LHP Mike Montgomery from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Alec Mills and RHP James Norwood to Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Cory Mazzoni for assignment.
August 24, 2018Recalled RHP Alec Mills from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa.
August 23, 2018Placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday, Aug. 20. Recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa (PCL).
August 22, 2018Placed INF Addison Russell on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 20. Added INF Daniel Murphy to the 25-man roster.
August 21, 2018Acquired INF Daniel Murphy from Washington for INF Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash consideration.
August 17, 2018Placed LHP Mike Montgomery on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday, Aug. 14. Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa (PCL).
August 10, 2018Signed LHP Jorge De La Rosa. Transferred RHP Yu Darvish to the 60-day DL. Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL).
August 5, 2018Sent RHP Anthony Bass to Iowa (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
August 4, 2018Agreed to a four-year player development contract extension with Eugene (NWL).
August 3, 2018Placed LHP Brian Duensing on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa (PCL).
August 1, 2018Activated RHP Brandon Kintzler. Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL).
July
DATETRANSACTION
July 29, 2018Optioned RHP Cory Mazzoni to Iowa (PCL).
July 28, 2018Optioned RHP Alec Mills to Iowa (PCL). Recalled RHP Cory Mazzoni from Iowa.
July 27, 2018Recalled RHP Alec Mills from Iowa (PCL).
July 26, 2018Placed 3B Kris Bryant on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 24. Recalled INF David Bote from Iowa (PCL).
July 24, 2018Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated RHP Eddie Butler from the 60-day DL.
July 23, 2018Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa (PCL)
July 21, 2018Added RHP Jesse Chavez to the roster. Placed RHP Anthony Bass on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP James Norwood to Iowa. Added RHP Luke Farrell as the 26th man.
July 19, 2018Placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 16. Activated OF Albert Almora Jr., RHP Carl Edwards Jr. and RHP Anthony Bass. Sent INF David Bote and RHP Rob Zastryzny to Iowa (PCL). Acquired RHP Jesse Chavez from the Texas Rangers for LHP Tyler Thomas.
July 17, 2018Optioned LHP Rob Zastryzny and 2B David Bote to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from paternity leave.
July 15, 2018Placed OF Albert Almora Jr. on the family medical emergency list. Recalled INF David Bote from Iowa (PCL).
July 14, 2018Placed RHP Carl Edwards Jr. on the paternity list. Recalled LHP Rob Zastryzny from Iowa (PCL).
July 13, 2018Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated LHP Brian Duensing from the 10-day DL.
July 11, 2018Optioned INF David Bote to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated 3B Kris Bryant from the 10-day DL. Sent LHP Brian Duensing to Tennessee (SL) for a rehab assignment.
July 8, 2018Placed RHP Anthony Bass on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of RHP James Norwood from Iowa (PCL).
July 7, 2018Assigned C Chris Gimenez outright to Iowa (PCL). Signed OF Edmond Americaan, LHP Josh Sawyer, 2B Andy Weber and RHPs Niels Stone and Jake Reindl to minor league contracts.
July 6, 2018Activated RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from of the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa (PCL). Activated LHP Rob Zastryzny from the 10-day DL and optioned him to Iowa.
July 5, 2018Signed LHP James Buckelew to a minor league contract.
July 4, 2018Designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment. Recalled C Victor Caratini from Iowa (PCL).
July 1, 2018Placed LHP Brian Duensing on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa (PCL). Sent RHP Eddie Butler to Iowa for a rehab assignment.
June
DATETRANSACTION
June 30, 2018Sent RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Iowa (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
June 28, 2018Activated RHP Tyler Chatwood from the paternity list. Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa (PCL).
June 27, 2018Reinstated RHP Brandon Morrow from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Cory Mazzoni to Iowa (PCL). Signed 3B Luke Reynolds; LHP Chris Allen; SSs Miguel Pabon and Levi Jordan; OFs Dalton Hurd, Ezequiel Pagan and Cole Roederer; and RHPs Riley Thompson, Kohl Franklin and Ethan Roberts to minor league contracts.
June 26, 2018Assigned RHP Shae Simmons outright to Iowa (PCL). Sent RHP Yu Darvish to South Bend (MWL) for a rehab assignment. Placed 3B Kris Bryant and RHP Justin Hancock on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Duane Underwood Jr. to Iowa. Recalled RHPs Luke Farrell and Dillon Maples and INF David Bote from Iowa.
June 25, 2018Placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the paternity list. Recalled RHP Duane Underwood Jr. from Iowa (PCL).
June 24, 2018Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa (PCL). Placed LHP Rob Zastryzny on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHPs Cory Mazzoni and Justin Hancock from Iowa.
June 22, 2018Optioned RHP Justin Hancock to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated LHP Brian Duensing from the bereavement list.
June 21, 2018Signed 1B Tyler Durna, OF Jimmy Herron, SSs Nico Hoerner and Jake Slaughter and RHPs Cam Sanders, Derek Casey and Zach Mort to minor league contracts.
June 20, 2018Placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Sunday.
June 19, 2018Recalled RHP Justin Hancock from Iowa (PCL) as the ''26th man''.
June 18, 2018Placed LHP Brian Duensing on the bereavement list. Recalled LHP Rob Zastryzny from Iowa (PCL).
June 17, 2018Signed OF Brennen Davis and RHP Paul Richan to minor league contracts.
June 11, 2018Selected the contract of RHP Anthony Bass from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Cory Mazzoni to Iowa. Transferred RHP Eddie Butler to the 60-day DL.
May
DATETRANSACTION
May 30, 2018Placed RHP Carl Edwards Jr. on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Cory Mazzoni from Iowa (PCL).
May 29, 2018Sent 1B Efren Navarro outright to Iowa (PCL).
May 28, 2018Optioned RHP Justin Hancock to Iowa (PCL). Recalled RHP Luke Farrell from Iowa.
May 27, 2018Designated 1B Efren Navarro for assignment.
May 26, 2018Selected the contract of C Chris Gimenez from Iowa (PCL). Placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 23. Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa. Optioned C Victor Caratini to Iowa.
May 21, 2018Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL).
May 19, 2018Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa (PCL) as 26th man.
May 18, 2018Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated OF Jason Heyward from the 10-day DL.
May 17, 2018Placed OF Jason Heyward on the 10-day DL. Optioned INF David Bote to Iowa (PCL). Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa.
May 15, 2018Activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 10-day DL. Optioned OF Mark Zagunis to Iowa (PCL).
May 9, 2018Optioned RHP Jen-Ho Tseng and LHP Rob Zastryzny to Iowa (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Justin Hancock from Iowa. Recalled OF Mark Zagunis from Iowa.
May 8, 2018Placed RF Jason Heyward on the seven-day concussion DL. Recalled RHP Jen-Ho Tseng, INF David Bote and LHP Rob Zastryzny from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Cory Mazzoni to Iowa.
May 7, 2018Recalled RHP Cory Mazzoni from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa. Placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 4
April
DATETRANSACTION
April 28, 2018Optioned INF David Bote to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated INF/OF Ben Zobrist from the 10-day DL.
April 21, 2018Placed INF/OF Ben Zobrist on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled INF David Bote from Iowa (PCL).
April 20, 2018Placed RHP Eddie Butler on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Luke Farrell from Iowa (PCL).
April 17, 2018Activated 1B Anthony Rizzo off of the 10-day DL. Optioned INF-OF Efren Navarro to Iowa (PCL).
April 16, 2018Optioned 1B Efren Navarro to Iowa (PCL).
April 10, 2018Placed 1B Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 6. Selected the contract of INF-OF Efren Navarro from Iowa (PCL).
March
DATETRANSACTION
March 30, 2018Claimed RHP Cory Mazzoni off waivers from the L.A. Dodgers and optioned him to Iowa (PCL).
March 29, 2018Optioned RHP Shae Simmons to Iowa (PCL).
March 25, 2018Released OF Peter Bourjos.
March 23, 2018Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL).
March 16, 2018Optioned RHP Dillon Maples and OF Mark Zagunis to Iowa (PCL). Granted RHP Justin Grimm his release.
March 15, 2018Released RHP Justin Grimm.
March 9, 2018Named Chris Denorfia special assistant to the president/general manager and Matt Murton baseball operations assistant. Promoted Vijay Tekchandani to director of team travel & clubhouse operations. Optioned RHPs Adbert Alzolay, Oscar De La Cruz and Duane Underwood Jr. to Tennessee (SL). Assigned RHPs Craig Brooks, David Garner, and Thomas Hatch; LHPs Alberto Baldonado, Daniel Camarena and Michael Roth; INF Jason Vosler; OFs Charcer Burks and Bijan Rademacher; and C Ian Rice to their minor league camp.