The Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Mike Parisi in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning. Mike Parisi was the 9th round pick of the Cardinals in the 2004 draft. The right-hander will turn 27 on April 18. Mike Parisi pitched for the Cardinals in 2008. He posted a 0-4 record in 12 games, two starts, with a 8.22 ERA and a 2.26 WHIP (15 walks, 13 strikeouts and 37 hits in 23 innings).
Parisi had Tommy John Surgery in August of 2008 and pitched in rookie ball and in High-A in 2009. He was 0-1in two games with a 8.22 ERA and a 2.35 WHIP.
The Cubs did not lose any players in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. There was speculation that players such as Matt Camp, Steve Clevenger, Chris Robinson and Thomas Diamond could be selected.
The Cubs 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players with the addition of Mike Parisi.