Cubs Release Derek Dietrich, Player Pool at 59

The Cubs announced Sunday that they have granted utilityman Derek Dietrich his release so that he can pursue other MLB opportunities. It initially appeared as though the former Marlin and Red might be able to provide the Cubs with a little depth at second base, particularly with Daniel Descalso back on the IL, but Nico Hoerner and Jason Kipnis have proved a potent combination at the keystone thus far.

While it’s too bad Dietrich won’t get the chance to rock his unbuttoned Cubs jersey at Wrigley, at least we can all go back to hating him again. The Cubs’ player pool now stands at 59.

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