According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. To make room on the 40-man roster, Blake Lalli was designated for assignment. The Cubs have only two catchers remaining on the 40-man roster, Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo.
The Cubs optioned Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Iowa.
In 28 games for Triple-A Norfolk this season, Miguel Socolovich posted a 4-0 record with a 1.90 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. Socolovich struck out 52 batters, walked 14 and surrendered 33 hits in 52 innings.
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