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Rohlicek on his Release

Russ Rohlicek

MESA, Ariz. -- Left-hander Russ Rohlicek was understandably a little surprised when the Cubs told him he'd been released last week.

Rohlicek had just completed a 35-minute exercise run when Director of Player Development Oneri Fleita and Pitching Coordinator Les Strode pulled him aside and gave him the news. "They said I wasn't what they had expected," Rohlicek said. "It's not really something you can argue with them about. I don't really care what reasons they give you, because they're probably not the real reasons anyway... Recommended Stories

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