Carl Edwards Jr. on dance-off with Brewers bullpen: ‘Something to pass time’

Carl Edwards Jr. crowned himself a best dancer in a Cubs bullpen.

“By far,” a right-hander pronounced before Sunday’s win opposite a Brewers. “I grew adult dancing.”

Edwards showed off some of his repertoire — many particularly “The Worm” — Friday during a 1-hour, 59-minute sleet check during Wrigley Field.

During a delay, an unpretentious dance-off between a Brewers’ and Cubs’ relievers was held on tape. Each team’s pitchers could see a other’s on a closed-circuit radio in a new bullpens underneath a right- and left-field bleachers.

Hector Rondon said.

But who finished it?

“We did,” Pedro Strop said.

The Cubs might have won there, though they mislaid a diversion 6-3.

Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay as a rookie occupies many of his time in core field. But that’s a good — and formidable — problem to have, manager Joe Maddon said.

Maddon pronounced Almora will be used a lot as a defensive deputy and Jay a splash hitter, that he did successfully Sunday.

“It’s going to be a small bit some-more challenging,” Maddon said.

Officially official: The Cubs activated outfielder Jason Heyward from a 10-day infirm list Sunday. He had been sidelined given injuring his right index finger May 5. To make room for Heyward, a Cubs optioned infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs also optioned right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson to Iowa and removed right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro.

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