The Cubs announced Friday the team claimed LHP Edgar Olmos off of waivers from the Mariners. With the addition of Olmos, the 40-man roster stands at 37 players.
The 25-year old lefty went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (seven earned runs in 14 innings) and 1.71 WHIP in six appearances with the Mariners last season, including two starts. He spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Tacoma where he went 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA (13 earned runs in 33 innings) and 1.36 WHIP in 20 games, two starts. The southpaw has a career 1-1 record in the majors with a 5.21 ERA (11 earned runs in 19 innings) in 11 major league contests, as he made five appearances with the Marlins in 2013, his only other major league stint.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Olmos was originally selected by the Marlins in the third round of the 2008 Draft out of Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Calif. He is 16-38 with a 4.44 ERA (258 earned runs in 522.2 innings) and 1.55 WHIP in 199 career minor league games, 73 starts, over eight professional seasons.
Edgar Olmos is out of minor league options.
The Cubs have added six relievers to the roster since Nov. 6. The Cubs non-tendered RHP Ryan Cook and LHP Jack Leathersich on Wednesday. The Cubs 40-man roster includes RHP Andury Acevedo, RHP Spencer Patton, LHP Rex Brothers and LHP Edgar Olmos that were not in the organization at the end of the season.