Cubs face roster decisions as Rule 5 Draft deadline approaches

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Cubs face roster decisions as Rule 5 Draft deadline approaches
Cubs face roster decisions as Rule 5 Draft deadline approaches

It is that time of year again. The deadline to protect eligible players from the Rule 5 Draft by adding them to a club's 40-man roster falls this Wednesday, so let's take a look at the decisions the Cubs will be facing this week. Last season the Cubs added just one prospect (Justin Steele) from their system prior to the deadline. It's possible the organization takes a similar approach this year, but with far more roster space (currently just 32 spots filled) and with a stronger group of prospects under consideration, I'd be surprised if the Cubs end up protecting just one this time around. To be clear though, they will not fill up the 40-man at this point, as they need to leave room to make waiver

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