The Chicago Cubs have designated 25-year old lefty reliever Giovanni Soto for assignment. Soto pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year for the Cubs and he was 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP. He gave up 51 hits and 31 walks while whiffing 55 batters in his 49 innings in the minors this year. Soto’s lone experience came in 2015 with the Cleveland Indians. He pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Indians in 2015 and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. The Cubs won’t miss Soto in the future, plus they needed his roster spot to activate Kyle Schwarber off the 60-day D.L. for the World Series!
UPDATE: (10/26/2016) – The Chicago Cubs have lost Giovanni Soto on waivers to the Oakland A’s.