From the Wire … Royals Claim Chris Volstad Off Waivers

According to multiple reports, the Kansas City Royals claimed Chris Volstad off waivers from the Cubs on Friday afternoon.

Chris Volstad had a bad year in his one and only season with the Cubs after he was acquired in a deal for Carlos Zambrano from the Marlins last off-season. Volstad spent time in the minors and posted a 3-12 record in 21 games at the big league level with a 6.31 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Volstad’s future with the Cubs was very much in doubt and many felt he would be non-tendered this winter.

Chris Volstad put together a very good spring and earned a spot in the Cubs rotation out of Mesa but Volstad reverted back to his old ways when the games counted. Volstad reportedly did not follow the coaching staff’s game plans and seemingly had ‘one bad inning‘ every time he took the hill.

Chris Volstad’s Page on Baseball-Reference

With Chris Volstad out of the organization, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 36 players.

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