Chicago Cubs Place Former All-Star On Waivers In A Surprising Move

In a surprising turn of events, the Chicago Cubs have designated Garrett Cooper for assignment.

Known for his consistent performance and versatility, Cooper appeared to be a fixture in the Cubs' lineup, making this decision all the more unexpected.

Despite his solid contributions at the plate this season, including a .270/.341/.432 slash line and notable offensive production, Cooper found himself on the chopping block, leaving fans and analysts alike puzzled by the team's sudden move.

With Cooper's departure, attention now turns to who will fill the void left by his absence and how this move fits into the Cubs' broader strategy for the season.

Over the past five seasons, the 33-year-old has slashed a healthy .268/.338/.437 line, with 57 home runs, 220 RBI, and 184 runs scored across 466 games played.

Cooper was an All-Star in the 2022 season with the Miami Marlins.

With Cooper now on the waiver wire, there should be plenty of teams interested in acquiring his services, with the Boston Red Sox expected to be at the forefront. Photo Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports