Jorge Soler is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs on Friday in Game 3 of the World Series.
It's his second straight start in right field after Chris Coghlan got the start in Game 1. $184 million outfielder Jason Heyward has been on the bench for all three contests so far and hasn't started since Game 5 of the NLCS. The Cubs' full lineup looks like this: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Willson Contreras C, Soler RF, Javier Baez 2B, Addison Russell SS, Kyle Hendricks P.
White Sox claimed OF Rymer Liriano off waivers from the Brewers.
Liriano missed the entire 2016 campaign after suffering multiple facial fractures when he was hit by a pitch in spring training. Still just 25, Liriano has issues making contact, but he's a former top prospect and is worth a gamble by the White Sox.
Angels designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment.
The move clears a spot for waiver claim Abel de los Santos. Oberholtzer, 27, put up an 8.55 ERA over 11 appearances this season for the Halos.
Angels claimed RHP Abel de los Santos off waivers from the Reds.
It's the second time since July that de los Santos has been picked up via waivers. The soon-to-be 24-year-old held a 2.81 ERA with over a strikeout per inning between Double- and Triple-A this season and spent a brief time in the majors the last two years.
Reds sent OF Yorman Rodriguez outright to Triple-A Louisville.
Rodriguez was limited to just 11 rehab games in 2016 while battling hamstring issues. He's now off the 40-man roster.