From the Wire … Cubs Claim Lefty Alex Hinshaw Off Waivers from Padres

The Cubs claimed left-handed reliever Alex Hinshaw off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Hinshaw is expected to join the Cubs on Monday in Milwaukee. The Cubs transferred Arodys Vizcaino to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Hinshaw. The Cubs have not announced a corresponding roster move to add Alex Hinshaw to the active roster.

Alex Hinshaw posted a 1-1 record in 31 games for the Padres with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Hinshaw surrendered 23 hits in 28 innings with 36 strikeouts and 20 walks. Lefties hit .196/.339/.326 with three doubles and a home run while right handers managed a .233/.361/.450 line with a double and four home runs.

The Giants granted Hinshaw free agency last winter and he signed with the Padres on December 1 after spending seven years in San Francisco’s system.

The Padres designated Alex Hinshaw for assignment on August 14 to make room for lefty Tom Layne.

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The Cubs could be making several roster moves this week. The Cubs have discussed bringing Chris Rusin up from Triple-A to start Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee. The Cubs would have to make two roster moves to bring up Rusin. With the addition of Alex Hinshaw and transferring Arodys Vizcaino to the 60-day DL, the Cubs do not have an empty spot on the 40-man roster.

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