The Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals on Tuesday. The 24-year old has pitched in 43 games at the big league level in 2011 and 2012 with St. Louis. Sanchez was pitching out of the Redbirds bullpen prior to being placed on waivers.
The Cubs claimed Eduardo Sanchez and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. With the addition of Sanchez, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players with at least one more roster move is expected prior to Tuesday’s game against the Pirates.
Eduardo Sanchez is 3-2 in 43 relief appearances in the majors with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. In 45 innings, he struck out 48 batters and walked 29. Last year with Memphis, Sanchez was 2-3 in 30 games with a 5.86 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP (26 strikeouts and 21 walks in 27 2/3 innings).