From the Wire … Brewers Claim Jeff Bianchi Off Waivers from Cubs

According to multiple reports, Jeff Bianchi was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs placed Bianchi on waivers to open a roster spot for the recently signed Paul Maholm. With Bianchi out of the organization and the addition of Maholm, the Cubs 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players.

The Cubs are also reportedly close to re-signing Kerry Wood to a one-year contract that could include a club option for 2013.

The Cubs claimed infielder Jeff Bianchi off waivers from the Kansas City Royals on December 9, 2011.

If the Cubs re-sign Kerry Wood, they will have to make a corresponding roster move, which would likely require putting another player on waivers.

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