Cubs claimed RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Rangers.
Cubs and OF Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.
Javier Baez is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts so far in the Puerto Rican Winter League playoffs.
Rangers designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.
Rangers acquired RHP Gonzalez Germen from the Yankees for cash considerations.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday that moving Luis Valbuena in the Dexter Fowler deal doesn't change Kris Bryant's timetable to the majors.
Cubs acquired OF Dexter Fowler from the Astros for LHP Dan Straily and INF Luis Valbuena.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Saturday that Javier Baez "has to earn his playing time."
Cubs signed RHP Daniel Bard to a minor league contract.
Cubs signed LHP Francisley Bueno to a minor league deal.
Pedro Strop requested $3 million and was offered $2 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Dexter Fowler requested $10.8 million and was offered $8.5 million from the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
Cubs and LHP Travis Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.685 million contract.
Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.63 million contract.
Cubs and C Welington Castillo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.