According to MLB.com's transactions log, the Cubs have released outfielder So Taguchi. The 39-year-old Taguchi spent most of the 2009 season with Triple-A Iowa, hitting .248/.347/.333 in 304 plate appearances. He got into six games for the Cubbies in September, picking up three hits in 12 trips to the plate.
As the first Japanese-born player to win the World Series with two different teams, Taguchi will one day be the answer to a trivia question. He was on the 2006 Cardinals, and last year's Phillies.