Extra bases

• The Cubs granted catcher Yorvit Torrealba his release. He had signed as a free agent on June 12 after playing 13 seasons with the Giants, Mariners, Rockies, Padres, Rangers, Blue Jays, and Brewers.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.