From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Eduardo Sanchez Off Waivers from St. Louis

The Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals on Tuesday. The 24-year old has pitched in 43 games at the big league level in 2011 and 2012 with St. Louis. Sanchez was pitching out of the Redbirds bullpen prior to being placed on waivers.

The Cubs claimed Eduardo Sanchez and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. With the addition of Sanchez, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players with at least one more roster move is expected prior to Tuesday’s game against the Pirates.

Eduardo Sanchez is 3-2 in 43 relief appearances in the majors with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. In 45 innings, he struck out 48 batters and walked 29. Last year with Memphis, Sanchez was 2-3 in 30 games with a 5.86 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP (26 strikeouts and 21 walks in 27 2/3 innings).

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  • daverj

    Great pick-up! I’ve seen him pitch a number of times and he has a great arm (though seems a bit injury prone). A couple years ago, I thought that he’d be a future star closer for the Cards, but he’s been overtaken on their depth chart by a number of great arms. If not Vizcaino, Sanchez could be the Cubs closer next season.

    • Theboardrider

      Wow! That’s high praise, hope you are right.

      I still want to see Vizcaino get a chance to start. Guys come back from TJ surgery and become starters frequently these days. I don’t want him written off as a short-inning guy until he’s had a chance to show he can’t pitch deep into games.

    • Ray Ray

      good arm and command issues. worth a shot. has been bad for 2 years but maybe they can straighten him out. He is still young.

  • Matt

    Does anyone know what happened to Aaron? I really enjoyed his take on the pitching prospects.

    • Sonate

      I have been wondering the same thing.

  • 07GreyDigger

    I like the idea of taking chances on players and seeing what sticks. Seemed to have worked with Gregg and Ransom so far.

  • Tony_Hall

    The front office keeps finding low cost options to bring in and see if they can turn it around. Nothing but upside and if he doesn’t work, no big loss.

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