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Cubs Add Alcantara, Beeler To 40-Man Roster

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And now we have the answer on whether the Cubs think Dallas Beeler is worth protecting.

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Wednesday at 11 p.m. CT is the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from next month's Rule 5 draft.

And, late this afternoon, we got the answer as to who the Cubs are adding to the roster:

Why, just yesterday our own Tim Huwe was asking whether it would be worth adding Beeler to the roster, and the Cubs answered "Yes." I agree with that move -- Beeler showed enough during the Arizona Fall League, in my view, to give himself a shot at the 2014 major-league bullpen, at the very least, and maybe even compete for a rotation spot.

The addition of Arismendy Alcantara (there's a typo in the tweet above) was pretty much a given, after his showing in the minor leagues during 2013 and his home run in the 2013 Futures Game.

The Cubs' 40-man roster stands at 39 players after these two additions.