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Righty Oscar De La Cruz Poses Roster Dilemma for Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have 19 prospects* eligible to become minor-league free agents five days after the World Series ends, but only two of them are likely to be chosen for the 40-man roster. That would be Jhonny Pereda and Colin Rea (who still has two options). It seems that the Cubs like Philip Evans and his bat enough to give him an outside shot, but there’s really no place for him to go. Some of those not rostered will re-sign with the Cubs, others will surely go find new homes and, ideally, clearer paths to the majors.

Then there’s the question about what to do with 24-year-old Oscar De La Cruz.