Cubs call up backup catcher Gimenez, send Caratini down for playing time

Chicago Sun-Times
Cubs call up backup catcher Gimenez, send Caratini down for playing time
Cubs call up backup catcher Gimenez, send Caratini down for playing time

The Cubs could make a splashy move this summer and land a big name such as Manny Machado to drive in runs and fuel World Series dreams in Wrigleyville. Even though team president Theo Epstein swatted away those rumors Friday, the Cubs took a smaller, more realistic step Saturday to improve the team now with an eye toward the future. They called up catcher Chris Gimenez from Class AAA and optioned Victor Caratini to Iowa. Gimenez provides a key veteran presence, having spent time with the Indians, Rangers, Rays, Twins and Mariners before joining the Cubs as a free agent in January. Gimenez, 35, has spent nine years in the majors, including a pair of postseasons in 2015 and 2017. “Any day you get

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