The Cubs roster shuffle continued on Wednesday. As expected, the Cubs selected the contract of RHP Chang-Yong Lim from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man and active roster.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated Michael Bowden for assignment.
With the latest two roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 40 players and the team as 32 players on the active roster.
The Cubs signed Chang-Yong Lim to a two-year minor league contract in the off-season. Lim spent the remainder of the winter and the first half of the season rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery at the Cubs complex in Mesa.
Lim appeared in 21 games in the Cubs’ system (Arizona, Daytona, Tennessee and Iowa) and posted a 1.61 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. In 22 1/3 innings, Lim allowed 13 hits, seven walks and struck out 24 batters.
The Cubs signed the 37-year old veteran reliever for $100,000 that included a clause in his contract that would be worth $5 million if he was added to the Cubs’ 40-man roster.
Chang-Yong Lim owns a career record of 11-13 in 238 games with the Yakult Swallows of the Japan Central League with a 2.09 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. Lim and Kyuji Fujikawa battled one another for the saves title from 2008-2011.