Rotowire: Feb 5 / 1:29p ET
News: Watkins tore his Achilles while working out in Arizona on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Watkins, like many other Cubs players, had just recently arrived at the team's minor league complex to get an early start on his workouts. It's a tough development for the 25-year-old Watkins, who was expected to compete for a utility role after batting .246 in 65 at-bats with the big club last season. He figures to miss most, if not all, of the 2015 campaign as a result of the injury.
Rotowire: Dec 19 / 12:57p ET
News: Watkins was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Watkins lost his roster spot on the 40-man due to the additions of both Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson, who were claimed off waivers Friday. He will likely head to the minors if he goes unclaimed on waivers.