The Cubs added a reliever to the mix on Wednesday afternoon when they claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. According to multiple reports, Moscoso will compete with Hisanori Takahashi and Cory Wade for the final spot in the bullpen with only four Spring Training games remaining on the schedule.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs placed Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day DL. With the two roster moves, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 40 players. The team will have to create a spot to add Brent Lillibridge to the roster prior to Sunday’s deadline.
The 29-year old, 6-foot-1, 200-pound right hander has been in the Royals and Blue Jays camps this spring where he has not pitched very well. Guillermo Moscoso is 0-2 this spring in five games, one start, with a 12.86 ERA and a 2.57 (WHIP). In seven innings he has allowed 10 runs on 15 hits, four home runs, with five strikeouts and four walks. The Tigers signed Moscoso as a free agent in 2003.
Moscoso pitched in 23 games for the Rockies last year that included three starts. In 50 innings, he gave up 67 hits, walked 19 batters and struck out 47.