Cubs add RHP Jose Rosario and RHP Conor Mullee to 40-Man Roster … RHP Dallas Beeler activated from 60-Day DL and Outrighted to Triple-A Iowa … RHP Andury Acevedo and catcher Tim Federowicz outrighted to Triple-A Iowa … RHP Aaron Brooks, INF Christian Villanueva, LHP Zac Rosscup activated from 60-Day DL
The Cubs announced a series of 40-man roster moves Monday afternoon.
The Cubs selected RHP Jose Rosario from Triple-A Iowa. Additionally, the Cubs have claimed RHP Conor Mullee off waivers from the New York Yankees and Monday activated him from the 60-day disabled list. Also activated from the 60-day disabled list are RHP Aaron Brooks, LHP Zac Rosscup and INF Christian Villanueva.
In addition, RHP Dallas Beeler has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted to Iowa. RHP Andury Acevedo and catcher Tim Federowicz have also been outrighted to Iowa.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster now stands at 34 players.
Jose Rosario, 26, was 2-1 with 14 saves, a 2.50 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Rosario allowed 15 runs on 52 hits with 17 walks and 47 strikeouts in 54 innings after missing the 2015 campaign with an injured right elbow.
Conor Mullee, 28, made his Major League debut with the Yankees this past season making three relief appearances (one earned run in three innings) in two stints with the club. He spent a majority of his season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 4-0 with six saves, a 0.99 ERA (four earned runs in 36 1/3 innings) and just 11 walks. Mullee landed on the 15-day disabled list, July 2, due to carpal tunnel-like symptoms and was transferred to the 60-day D.L., August 13, after he underwent ulnar nerve decompression surgery, August 9.
Originally selected by the Yankees in the 24th round of the 2010 Draft out of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J., Mullee is 13-6 with 14 saves and a 2.00 ERA (36 earned runs in 162 innings) in 103 career minor league appearances, all in relief. He has walked 47 and struck out 164 while having surrendered just seven home runs.
Aaron Brooks, 26, landed on the 15-day disabled list, April 3 (retro to March 25), with a hip contusion and was transferred to the 60-day D.L., August 19. Brooks was acquired from Oakland for outfielder Chris Coghlan, February 25 of this year.
Zac Rosscup, 28, was placed on the 60-day disabled list, February 26 with left shoulder inflammation. The southpaw made 61 relief appearances over three seasons with Chicago (2013-15), going 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA (28 earned runs in 46 2/3 innings) after he was acquired from Tampa Bay in January of 2011 along with pitcher Matt Garza in an eight-player deal.
Christian Villanueva, 25, landed on the 15-day disabled list, April 3 (retro to March 25), with a right fibular fracture and was transferred to the 60-day DL, May 3. Acquired from Texas with pitcher Kyle Hendricks, July 31, 2012, for pitcher Ryan Dempster, Villanueva in 2015 hit .257 with 20 homers and 95 RBI between Tennessee and Iowa.
Dallas Beeler, 27, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, April 3 (retro to March 25), with right shoulder inflammation and was transferred to the 60-day D.L., August 19. He was selected by Chicago in the 41st round of the 2010 Draft and made five starts for Chicago spanning the 2014-15 seasons.
Andury Acevedo, 26, made six relief appearances with Tennessee this past season but missed a majority of the year due to a torn left ACL in May. He signed with the Cubs in November of last year following four minor league seasons in the Yankees chain.
Tim Federowicz, 29, appeared in 17 games for Chicago and hit .194 (6-for-31) with two doubles, three runs and three RBI. Signed to a minor league deal in January, he hit .293 (67-for-229) with 12 doubles, eight homers and 39 RBI in 65 games for Iowa.