Originally written on Cub Reporter  |  Last updated 11/20/12
Today was the deadline to add players to the 40-man so they would't be eligible for the Rule 5 draft. The winners were: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Robert Whitenack, 3B Christian Villanueva and INF Logan Watkins. Bryan LaHair was desginated for assignment and RHP Carlos Gutierrez was waived (I swear I don't even know who that is). LaHair is apparently going to sign to play in Japan. Nick Struck seems to be the only surprise name left off the 40-man additions. The Cubs also traded RHP Jake Brigham (acquired in the trade for Geovany Soto) right back to the Texas Rangers for RHP Barret Loux and a player to be named later. Brigham allegedly has an elbow injury according to Bruce Miles,  so that would explain why the Cubs are getting such high upside with Loux. Loux was a former first round pick of the Diamondbacks (6th overall in 2010) out of Texas A&M. After agreeing on a $2M deal with the D'Backs, the club backed out citing an issue with his elbow and shoulder and the Rangers signed him ...
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