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Cubs Make 2 Minor Roster Moves: Sign Aaron Crow, Release Luis Cruz

It's the first day of camp, and already there are changes.

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The Cubs made a couple of minor roster moves Friday:

Cruz was in camp on a minor-league deal with a non-roster invitation.

Crow was the Royals' first-round pick (12th overall) in 2009. He had some decent years in the Kansas City bullpen from 2011-14, but after being traded to the Marlins in the 2014-15 offseason he had Tommy John surgery in April 2015 and missed all of last year. He turned 29 last November and under the current time frame for recovery from TJS, it's possible he might be able to pitch in the major leagues by midseason.

A righthander, he's listed on his baseball-reference page as being 6-3, 195. According to Brooks Baseball, he's mostly a sinker/slider guy whose four-seamer tops out at about 93. This is a low-risk, possibly high-reward, signing.