The Cubs announced two roster moves Wednesday. LHP Edgar Olmos was claimed off waivers from the Orioles. To make room on the 40-man roster, INF Brendan Ryan was released.
LHP Edgar Olmos makes a return to the Cubs after he was claimed off waivers for the second time in three weeks. The Cubs picked up Olmos from the Mariners on Dec. 4 and he was claimed by the Orioles six days later on Dec. 10. The Orioles placed Olmos on waivers to make room for LF Hyun-Soo Kim.
The Cubs acquired Brendan Ryan from the Yankees as the PTBNL in the Starlin Castro–Adam Warren trade on Dec. 17. The Cubs are responsible for the $1 million owed to Brendan Ryan for the 2016 season.
Edgar Olmos, 25, 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.
Olmos has allowed 23 hits and 11 walks with six strikeouts in his brief time in the majors.
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 does not have any minor league options left.