2B,3B - FA
Jonathan Villar has reportedly signed with the Angels after being granted his unconditional release from the Cubs.
Villar had a $6 million deal with the Cubs before he was surprisingly designated for assignment and released, and the Angels will likely owe him only the prorated minimum salary. The veteran will likely take a utility role, and was slashing just .222/.271/.327. With his speed, he may be relevant in deeper AL-only leagues, but for the most part, he's unlikely to be worth rostering in fantasy.
Jonathan Villar was granted his unconditional release from the Cubs on Wednesday.
Villar was designated for assignment on June 24th after a poor first few months in Chicago. In 46 games, he slashed .222/.271/.327 with two home runs, 15 RBIs, and six steals. He may end up getting signed to another team due to his positional versatility, but depending on his role he may have very limited fantasy appeal.
The Cubs designated Jonathan Villar for assignment on Friday.
Villar was actually in the Cubs' original lineup on Friday, so this was quite the fall from grace for the veteran. Chicago needed to clear a roster spot when the team activated David Bote from the 60-day injured list, so Villar, a veteran on a rebuilding club, was the casualty. He has six stolen bases on the year and has been productive throughout his career, so expect the Cubs to find a trading partner before releasing him.
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk in Saturday’s win over Atlanta.
Villar is slashing .221/.270/.316 with two home runs, 15 RBIs, and six stolen bases in 41 games this season. The numbers just have not been there like in past seasons which leaves Villar best left on waivers.
Jonathan Villar is being placed on the 10-day IL on Monday after suffering a mouth injury during workouts.
Villar will reportedly need "significant dental work" so chances are that he'll need more than 10 days to recover. In his super-utility role, he's slashed .239/.279/.336 with four home runs, and his power-speed combination makes him worth holding onto if you have room in an IL slot or on your bench.