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Cubs non-tender Rafael Ortega, Brailyn Marquez and Alexander Vizcaino

Cubs non-tender Rafael Ortega, Brailyn Marquez and Alexander Vizcaino

Photo by Adam Hunger/ And other contract moves at the non-tender deadline. Rafael Ortega’s two-year tenure with the Cubs has ended. The Cubs declined to offer Ortega a contract Friday. the deadline to tender contracts to both arb-eligible and pre-arb players. Ortega batted .265/.344/.408 (162-for-612) in 221 games for the Cubs in 2021 and 2022, with 18 home runs and 24 stolen bases. All that was worth 2.3 bWAR. Which doesn’t sound bad, but he wasn’t a good defender (negative bWAR) and really was just a placeholder until the Cubs — presumably, now — acquire...

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