The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins on Wednesday and to make room on the 40-man roster, designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment.
The Twins selected Carlos Gutierrez with their first pick (27th overall) in the 2008 draft.
A shoulder injury and eventual shoulder surgery limited Gutierrez to only 10 games last season. Gutierrez began a throwing program earlier this month according to a report from ESPN Chicago.
The Cubs acquired Anthony Recker from the Oakland A’s for Blake Lalli on August 27. In nine games with the Cubs, Recker put together a .167/.286/.389/.675 line with a home run and a double.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players with five players still on the 60-day DL.
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