Cubs Outright LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs announced Thursday afternoon lefty C.J. Riefenhauser has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. Riefenhauser was on an optional assignment with Triple-A Iowa, where he’s pitched all season.
With Thursday’s roster move, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 37 players.
The Cubs claimed Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles on Feb. 12. Riefenhauser was part of the deal with the Mariners and Orioles in December that landed Mark Trumbo in Baltimore and former Cubs’ catcher Steve Clevenger in Seattle. Riefenhauser was traded to the Orioles with Trumbo for Clevenger.
The 26-year old Riefenhauser appeared in 17 games for the Rays last season and was 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6.27 FIP.
C.J. Riefenhauser spent a majority of the spring in big league camp with the Cubs. Riefenhauser was optioned to Iowa and has pitched out of Marty Pevey’s bullpen.
In 15 games with Triple-A Iowa this season, Riefenhauser is 0-1 with a 7.30 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. Riefenhauser allowed 10 runs, all earned, on eight hits with eight walks and 12 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
The Cubs now have three open spots on the 40-man roster and four players on the 60-day disabled list.