The Cubs traded for Jose Quintana Thursday, and in order to add him to the 25-man active roster for potential action this weekend, they had to remove someone from said roster.
The move was predictable:
Dylan Floro has been with the Cubs five different times this year, but appeared in only three games. He had two decent outings and one bad one and the results are not so good: 6.53 ERA, 1.759 WHIP in 9⅔ innings. Floro’s the typical Iowa shuttle guy, someone who can pitch innings when the team needs him to eat them up. Of the three games he pitched in, the closest margin in any of them was six runs (a 10-4 loss to the Rockies on May 9). He’ll probably be back again if needed.
None of the four players traded for Quintana was on the 40-man roster and there had been an open spot on said roster since Miguel Montero was traded to the Blue Jays, so Quintana’s addition to the 40-man means that roster is currently full.