From the Wire … Cubs Claim Kameron Loe Off Waivers from the Mariners, Place Clevenger on the 60-day DL

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.

Kameron Loe’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cory.beckham Cory Beckham

    I hope he’s not 6’8 for nothing meaning I hope he throws hard. Always laugh at these giants barely breaking 90 on the gun

    • Ripsnorter1

      Shawn Camp was throwing “fastballs” at just 85 mph Sunday. Not a lot of heat out of your “closer.”

  • 07GreyDigger

    Look at the faith in Rafael Dolis. Hahaha. Priceless.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Yup.

    • Dorasaga

      And Tom U will be all over the Cubs management, sending Dolis back to Iowa, and hence, blocking pitchers who deserve be promoted, for development. Somebody need to speak up and identify the problem, whether it’s short term or long.

  • Ripsnorter1

    I bet Kevin Gregg is devastated that Mr. Loe was called up and he wasn’t. He’s a “closer,” ya know.

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