The Cubs have finalized there 25 man roster today by adding Chad Tracy to there 40 man roster and releasing Kevin Millar. Tracy earned the Cubs final bench spot. The Cubs also optioned OF Sam Fuld and 1B Micah Hoffpauir to Triple A Iowa.
I am kind of surprise that Tracy made the team over Millar because of all the previously reports that Millar is likely to make the team because of how he is in the clubhouse.
GM Jim Hendry called this a "tough decision". But they went with Tracy because it is a left-handed bat off the bench and has more versatility because he can play 3B, where he will backup Ramirez.
At the end of the day, this had to be the move they make because Tracy has more upside than Millar.
The Cubs released Millar instead of sending him down to Triple A because they want him to play elsewhere next year. I think he will be signed within 2 weeks.