Cubs claim RHP off waivers from Athletics


by -
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA – The Chicago Cubs today claimed right-handed pitcher R.J. Alvarez off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Alvarez has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.

Alvarez, 25, had been on the 60-day disabled list all season while recovering from surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow in early April. He had recently begun a rehab assignment and pitched to a 2.25 ERA (1 ER/3.2 IP) in three rehab appearances with Single-A Stockton (two outings) and Triple-A Nashville (one outing). Alvarez went 3-3 with five saves and a 4.11 ERA (16 ER/35.0 IP) in 31 relief outings for Nashville last year, striking out 41 batters in 35.0 innings pitched.

The righthander has spent parts of the last two seasons in the big leagues with San Diego (2014) and Oakland (2015), posting no record and a 7.39 ERA (23 ER/28.0 IP) in 31 career major league outings.

Alvarez was originally selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third round of the 2012 Draft out of Florida Atlantic University.

Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Rate this Story:
0 votes

Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Rizzo at leadoff
Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals, Rizzo at leadoff
Javy Baez on ejection: "We're not animals"
Javy Baez on ejection: "We're not animals"
WATCH: Cardinals outfielder turns down free base, grounds into double play on next pitch
WATCH: Cardinals outfielder turns down free base, grounds into double play on next pitch
Welcome to Chicago, Jesse
Welcome to Chicago, Jesse
WATCH: Maddon adamant Baez wrongfully ejected, MLB needs to say something
WATCH: Maddon adamant Baez wrongfully ejected, MLB needs to say something
Baez, Maddon ejected as Cubs blow late lead in frustrating loss to Cardinals
Baez, Maddon ejected as Cubs blow late lead in frustrating loss to Cardinals
WATCH: Baez, Maddon furious after controversial strike call, both ejected
WATCH: Baez, Maddon furious after controversial strike call, both ejected
WATCH: Almora, Jr., lays out for jaw-dropping diving catch
WATCH: Almora, Jr., lays out for jaw-dropping diving catch
Commentary: Why is it always Joe Maddon's fault?
Commentary: Why is it always Joe Maddon's fault?
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest