The Cubs finally made their long anticipated roster move today when they officially signed RHP Carlos Villanueva.
In order to make room, last year's Rule 5 pick Lendy Castillo was designated for assignment. The Cubs now have 10 days to trade Castillo. If they cannot do that, they can waive him and re-sign him to a minor league deal if he through unclaimed.
It does say something for the Cubs opinion on Castillo that they waited this long to DFA him. They do like his arm and his poise and it's safe to assume the Cubs will take him back if he clears.
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