Just Kidding! Chicago Cubs Waive BJ Ryan

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IAugust 5, 2009

DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  B.J. Ryan #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays poses during photo day at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex on February 23, 2009 in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Where's Borat when you want to proclaim, "Not so much"?

After a couple weeks of getting a tan in Arizona on the Cubs' payroll, BJ Ryan is yet again unemployed.

The one-time closer of the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays was waived in July by the Jays when his arm didn't produce what his salary demanded from the left-hander, and he got a shot to join the Cubs with a minor league deal.

However, when the Cubs acquired two lefties, Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow, at the non-waiver trade deadline, Ryan's potential to be a second lefty in the Cubs bullpen wasn't as important.

And as Grabow and Gorzelanny have both pitched well since joining Chicago, Ryan's services apparently aren't needed any longer, as the Cubs have released him from his minor league contract.

Sorry, BJ, looks like you won't be getting "high fives" from any fans on the North Side anytime soon.

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