The Cubs announced Monday the team acquired LHP Giovanny Soto from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.
With Monday’s roster moves, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 40 players with two players on the 60-day DL.
Giovanni Soto, 24, made his Major League debut with the Indians last season and turned in six scoreless relief appearances, covering 3.1 innings pitched. He limited opponents to a .231 batting average (3-for-13) and tallied a 0.90 WHIP with a 3.13 FIP. Soto limited opponents to a .462 OPS.
With Triple-A Columbus last year, Soto went 2-1 with two saves and a 2.68 ERA (16 earned runs in 53.2 innings) in 46 appearances, all but one in relief. He limited opponents to a .187 batting average and allowed only one home run while striking out 51 batters in 53.2 innings pitched.
Soto was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 21st round of the 2009 draft and was acquired by the Indians for Jhonny Peralta a year later. In seven minor league seasons, Soto is 25-25 with four saves, a 3.10 ERA (160 earned runs in 465.0 innings) with a 1.27 WHIP in 167 minor league appearances, including 64 starts.