Cubs Select Mike Parisi in Rule 5 Draft

The Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Mike Parisi in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning. Mike Parisi was the 9th round pick of the Cardinals in the 2004 draft. The right-hander will turn 27 on April 18.

Mike Parisi pitched for the Cardinals in 2008. He posted a 0-4 record in 12 games, two starts, with a 8.22 ERA and a 2.26 WHIP (15 walks, 13 strikeouts and 37 hits in 23 innings).

Parisi had Tommy John Surgery in August of 2008 and pitched in rookie ball and in High-A in 2009. He was 0-1in two games with a 8.22 ERA and a 2.35 WHIP.

Mike Parisi’s Page from the Baseball Cube

The Cubs did not lose any players in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. There was speculation that players such as Matt Camp, Steve Clevenger, Chris Robinson and Thomas Diamond could be selected.

The Cubs 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players with the addition of Mike Parisi.

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