The Cubs claimed RHP Kameron Loe off of waivers from the Mariners prior to Sunday’s game with the Giants. To make room of the 40-man roster, Steve Clevenger was placed on the 60-day DL with a left oblique strain.
The Mariners designated Kameron Loe for assignment on April 11 after posting a 1-1 record in four games with a 10.80 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP (eight runs on 11 hits, six home runs, with one walk and three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings).
The Cubs optioned Rafael Dolis back to Iowa following Sunday’s game to make room on the 25-man roster for Loe. The former Brewers’ reliever is expected to join the Cubs prior to Tuesday’s game against the Rangers.
Kameron Loe was non-tendered in the off-season by the Brewers and signed with the Mariners for $1.05 million. Dale Sveum and Chris Bosio have a history with Loe from their time together in Milwaukee. The 6-foot-8 right hander was 3-5 in 53 games for the Brewers in 2010 with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Loe has been on the steady decline since 2010. While his walks and strikeouts have remained consistent, hits allowed and home runs allowed have increased each season.
Steve Clevenger’s season has been cut short once again after straining his left oblique on the final swing of Saturday’s game. Steve Clevenger was expected to miss six weeks before the Cubs’ placed him on the 60-day DL. Clevenger missed time a year ago when he strained his right oblique. Clevenger will be on the shelf for at least two months.