Chad Tracy Opts For Release From Cubs

JULY 1: According to Jeff Dickerson of, Tracy has cleared waivers and opted to be released rather than go to the minors.

JUNE 25: The Cubs designated Chad Tracy for assignment, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter). The Cubs had to create roster space for Aramis Ramirez, who is coming off the DL.

Tracy, 30, hit .250/.327/.295 for the Cubs in 49 plate appearances this year. He did not come close to matching the success he had with the D'Backs earlier in his career. From 2005-06, Tracy posted an .848 OPS and averaged 24 homers and 38 doubles as a corner infielder and outfielder. He signed a minor league deal worth $900K with the Cubs over the winter.

7 Responses to Chad Tracy Opts For Release From Cubs Leave a Reply

  1. Should’ve tried trading some of the deadbeats before letting him walk. Who is gonna play the corners when Ramirez starts bitching about his sore thumb or Lee gets dumped off?

  2. kimofromkauai 5 years ago

    Tracy should call Philadelphia, maybe get a chance at 3B for a while. Tracy might do very well in that environment.

  3. Cubman12 5 years ago

    The Cubs should’ve kept him for 3B/1B when Lee and/or Ramirez get traded and dumped one of our many 2B, starting with Jeff Baker.

  4. Smileybush 5 years ago

    Who wouldn’t want to get off that sinking ship?

  5. jayrig5 5 years ago

    This was stupid. He was a quality player, a perfect left-handed bat off the bench to back up the corners. And it seemed like whenever he started or got a decent run of playing time, he produced. Meanwhile, Jeff Baker get’s 3 times the AB’s and hits for a lower average. Just dumb. Good move for Tracy to get out.

    The Cubs need to recognize that there’s no real room for Theriot, Fontenot, and Baker. None of them are true utility players, and none of them are real quality pinch hitters, either. Way to build a roster, Hendry.

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