Rex Brothers Released By Cubs

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Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs have released left-hand pitcher Rex Brothers. Brothers has struggled with control in camp with the Cubs this spring after being acquired last fall from the Rockies.  Brothers was once considered to be a potential closer for the Rockies when he saved 19 games in 2013, but has been hampered by control problems. He struggled finding the plate in 2015 in the minors, as well as in his brief stay with the Rockies. By releasing Brothers the Cubs create an opening on their 40-man roster. The Cubs are still on the hook for $232k plus of Brothers salary.

Look for Brothers to land a minor league pact. He is still worth a look if it doesn't cost the signing team a 40-man roster spot. Pitching is a premium, and southpaws tend to get multiple opportunities.