2022 Rule 5 Draft

Cubs 2022 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agency Watch List


LHP Sean Newcomb was semt outright to AAA Iowa on Monday (9/19).

As an Article XX-D player, Newcomb had the right to elect free-agency immediately and forfeit what remains of his 2022 salary (he had 72 hours to decide) or defer free-agency until the conclusion of the MLB regular season and continue to get paid. He has accepted the outright assignment, choosing to defer free-agency until after the conclusion of the MLB regular season (if not added back to the MLB 40-man roster in the meantime). 



The Cubs have selected the contract of INF Esteban Quiroz from AAA Iowa and he has been added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster). He would have been eligible for selection in the 2022 MLB Rule 5 Draft if he hadn't been added to the 40. 

Like Javier Assad, Jeremiah Estrada, Hayden Wesneski, and Jared Young, Quiroz will have status until twenty days prior to 2023 MLB Opening Day.