Cubs could release Kevin Gregg following outburst


Following Friday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves, Kevin Gregg voiced his displeasure with being taken out of the closer’s role full-time for the Chicago Cubs.

So what did Gregg say that was so bad?

“I expected to be treated a little bit better than this,” said Gregg, via CBS’s Eye on Baseball, after taking the loss on Friday.

The Cubs are planning to give Pedro Stroup a few looks at the end of games.

“I told him how disappointed I was with him given the way we treated him this year — binging him back after the first stint didn’t go well,” said Epstein. “He ran to the media. That was his decision. I told him, as a man, I didn’t respect that … After a couple minutes he understood that he was wrong and apologized profusely.”

Gregg gave up four runs and took a loss in Friday’s game after coming into a tied game against the Braves in the ninth inning.

Later in the evening Gregg ventured to the press box to drop another apology.

Ironically, Gregg was credited with his 50th game finished which earned him a $500,000 bonus. Gregg is said to have apologized to Theo Epstein after the incident.

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