I'm a little late to the party here as I was at a family gathering, so no Game Notes, but we can use this bit of news as our thread for today...
The biggest news today is that the Cubs picked up that RH OF bat they were lacking. It's Cole Gillespie who is 29 and has played a total of 53 games in the major leagues and has put up totals of .218/.277/.364. The Cubs acquired him via waivers but with the roster at 39, the Cubs didn't need to make a corresponding move.
Gillespie is an athletic player with decent speed. He can defend all three outfield positions and provide patience and some gap power. Cubs fans are going to like this guy because he's an intelligent player who will give you great ABs.
He was originally a 3rd round pick of the Milwaukee and was their 9th rated prospect as recently as 2009. He hasn't had a chance to succeed at the MLB level but it seems he'll get some playing time vs. LHP the rest of the way. Gillespie is not an upside play. He is what he is -- and that's a guy who will accept his role and be a valuable piece off the bench.
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