Marlins claim LHP Eric Jokisch off waivers from the Cubs
The Cubs posted on the official transactions page Wednesday afternoon that the Miami Marlins claimed LHP Eric Jokisch off waivers. Jokisch has been added to Triple-A New Orleans’ roster and is no longer in the Cubs’ organization.
With Tuesday’s roster move, the Cubs’ 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players.
Eric Jokisch spent Spring Training with the Cubs’ big league team and was healthy after missing a majority of last season with injuries. Jokisch appeared in two spring games and was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on March 14.
Jokisch made only one appearance for Triple-A Iowa and had to face Round Rock. Jokisch was roughed up for eight runs, all earned, on 11 hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
The Cubs selected Eric Jokisch in the 11th round of the 2010 draft out of Northwestern. The 26-year old southpaw made his Major League debut on Sept. 7, 2014. Jokisch appeared in four games with one start for Rick Renteria at the end of the season. Jokisch did not have a decision and allowed six runs, three earned, on 18 hits with four walks and 10 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings.
Eric Jokisch played at each level in the Cubs’ organization on his way up the system.
Over the course of seven seasons in the minors, Jokisch put together a 48-41 record in 141 games, 117 starts, with a 3.62 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.