The Cubs released Fernando Perez, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune (on Twitter). The Cubs acquired the 28-year-old in January the trade that brought Matt Garza to Chicago. By releasing Perez, Chicago opens up a spot on its 40-man roster.
Perez hit .206/.206/.206 in 35 plate appearances for the Cubs this year, playing all three outfield positions. The switch-hitter spent most of the season at Triple-A Iowa, where he posted a .238/.312/.337 line with 17 stolen bases.