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The Cubs Cut A Player After What He Said Tuesday Night

Chicago DFA'd a player after what he said on Tuesday night.

Miguel Montero publicly trashed starting pitcher Jake Arrieta following the Cubs' loss to the Nationals on Tuesday night.

The Nats ran all over Montero, stealing seven bases, and Chicago's catcher basically placed all of the blame on his pitcher.

"That's the reason they were running left and right today because they (Arrieta) were slow to the plate," Montero told reporters. "Simple as that. It's a shame it's my fault because I didn't throw anyone out."

The Cubs didn't like this. So they cut him today.

Cubs' star Anthony Rizzo said what Montero did was unprofessional and wrong.

"We win as a team we lose as a team," Rizzo said on ESPN 1000. "If you start pointing fingers that just labels you as a selfish player. I disagree. We have another catcher (Willson Contreras) who throws out everyone who steals and he (catches) Jon Lester who doesn't pick over. It's no secret. Going to the media with things like that, I don't think it's very professional."

Chicago has been having somewhat of a post-World Series hangover this season. The Cubs are 39-38 on the year.