Three Cubs Traded, They Say Goodbye (VIDEO)

Here is the video from the dugout tonight, features both Soto and Reed Johnson saying their goodbyes after they learned that they had been traded.  Crazy night, should be a crazy day tomorrow.

Good luck Geo, Reed, and Paul!

– George


Soto Traded

Update:  According to many sources Geovany Soto has been Traded to the Texas Rangers.

After the bottom of the sixth inning Geovany Soto was seen in the dugout shaking hands and hugging teammates and in the bottom half was pinch hit for.  It is possible Soto has been traded as well or the Cubs are just having fun with trade deadline.  Nothing is official,, so we will keep you updated as word comes in.

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Welington Castillo Rumor: Called up; Soto Done? Gone? Hurt? (UPDATE)

Crazy news coming from Twitter tonight, there has been a lot of chatter indicating that Cubs catching prospect Welington Castillo has been called up.  Obviously there has to be a corresponding move as the Cubs are not going to carry three catchers at this point, especially given the fact that they want Castillo to play everyday at Iowa.

Enrique Rojas first reported it.

Kevin Goldstein continued.

My best guess?  Soto or Clevenger is hurt, now nothing happened in the game that I saw tonight as Soto played the whole thing, and if Clevenger is hurt then they need a backup catcher and the logical choice is Castillo.  However, given the fact that Soto has struggled and Castillo needs everyday at bats the Cubs might give the job to Castillo, which would be shocking at this point, but I guess you really never know what is going to happen with this organization.  More to come as I hear it obviously.

UPDATE 12:30 AM:  Sounds like Steve Clevenger is headed to DL…  still waiting for confirmation.

UPDATE 12:34 AM:  Tribune confirming Clevenger to the DL, and Castillo on his way up — LINK

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– George