According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. To make room on the 40-man roster, Blake Lalli was designated for assignment. The Cubs have only two catchers remaining on the 40-man roster, Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo.
The Cubs optioned Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Iowa. The Red Sox signed Miguel Socolovich as a free agent in 2004. The 26-year old right hander (July 24, 1986) made his big league this season with the Orioles (July 14, 2012) after being released by the White Sox last winter. Miguel Socolovich did not have a decision in six relief appearances (0-0 with a 6.97 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP, 11 hits, six strikeouts and six walks in 10 1/3 innings).
In 28 games for Triple-A Norfolk this season, Miguel Socolovich posted a 4-0 record with a 1.90 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. Socolovich struck out 52 batters, walked 14 and surrendered 33 hits in 52 innings.
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