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 Rule 5 Draft-Excluded Player status until twenty days prior to 2023 MLB Opening Day.
2022 Rule 5 Draft