From the Wire … Cubs Claim RHP Liam Hendriks Off Waivers from the Twins

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

Liam Hendriks was designed for assignment on Dec. 5 to make room on Twins’ 40-man roster for RHP Phil Hughes.

With the addition of Hendriks, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 39 players.

Liam Hendriks turns 25 on February 10 and is 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. Hendriks features a low 90s fastball, slider, cutter, curve and changeup.

Hendriks put together a very good season in 2012. In 16 Triple-A starts, Hendriks posted a 9-3 record with a 2.20 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. Hendriks did not fare as well at the Triple-A level last year and went 4-8 in 16 starts with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.

Hendriks has struggled throwing strikes in the big leagues and was 1-3 in 10 games, eight starts, for the Twins last season with a 6.85 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.

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