CHC (57-47): RHP Jake Arrieta (11-6, 2.62)
PIT (61-43): LHP J. A. Happ (4-6, 4.64)
There seems to be some confusion (not here, but elsewhere) about why a player would be Designated for Assignment (DFA), and then subsequently be optioned to the minors.
Michael Foster belted an opposite-field line-drive RBI triple into the RF corner and Carlos Jimenez drilled a line-drive RBI single to center to highlight a two-run 4th, and Carlos Sepulveda rifled an RBI single through the box and into CF (his third hit of the game) to cap a three-run 6th, helping the AZL Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the AZL Giants in Arizona League action Monday night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. .
CHC (57-47): LHP Jon Lester (Read the rest of this entry >>> about Cubs @ Pirates: Lester vs. Liriano (Game 105 Thread)--washed out
P. J. Higgins (Cubs 2015 12th round draft pick - Old Dominion U.) drilled three singles, drove-in two runs, stole a base, and scored twice, leading the AZL Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the AZL Giants in Arizona League action Sunday night at Indian School Park Field #2 in Scottsdale, AZ.
CHC (56-47): LHP Clayton Richard (1-0, 5.40)
CHC (55-47): RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 3.81)
CHC (54-47): RHP Jason Hammel (5-5, 3.20)
The deadline for "non-waiver" (unrestricted) trades is 4 PM (Eastern) on July 31st. No trades can be made between 4 PM and 5 PM (Eastern) on July 31st, and then beginning at 5 PM (Eastern) on July 31st and extending through to the conclusion of the MLB regular season,
Trade Assignment Waivers must be secured before players on MLB 40-man rosters can be traded. (Waivers are never required to trade a player on a minor league reserve list).