From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Sandy Rosario Off Waivers from the Red Sox

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed right handed reliever Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Red Sox on Wednesday. Rosario’s whirlwind of an off-season continues as the Cubs become his fourth team since mid October. The Red Sox claimed Rosario off waivers from the Marlins on October 17 then dealt him to the A’s on November 28 for a PTBNL. The A’s placed Rosario on waivers and Boston claimed him off waivers again on December 10. Sandy Rosario has pitched in 10 big league games over three seasons with the Marlins.

With the addition of Sandy Rosario, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 40 players with two contracts pending. The Cubs will now have to open two spots on the 40-man roster to officially add Ian Stewart and Nate Schierholtz.

Sandy Rosario does not have a decision in 10 big league games and owns a 15.26 ERA and a 3.26 WHIP. Rosario pitched extremely well last year in three stops in the Marlins system. The 27-year old right-hander (August 22, 1985) was 0-2 in 31 games, two starts, with a 1.99 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. At Triple-A New Orleans, Rosario was 0-2 with a 1.04 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. In 25 games, Rosario struck out 24 batters and walked only two.

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