Dodgers claim RHP from Cubs


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Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Tuesday that they have claimed former Chicago Cubs pitcher Cory Mazzoni off waivers.

Mazzoni has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

During spring training with the Cubs, Mazzoni had a 9.35 ERA in 8.2 innings pitched. In 2017 with the San Diego Padres, he pitched in six games with a 13.50 ERA as he spent most of the season on the disabled list. He was never the same level pitcher after having shoulder surgery in 2016. For his MLB career, he has a 17.28 ERA and 2.94 WHIP giving up an insane 40 hits on 38 runs in 16 2/3 innings of work.

He has a respectable 3.72 ERA during his career in the minors between the Mets and Padres farm systems.

The former high-level prospect was a second-round pick by the Mets out of North Carolina State in the 2011 draft.

The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 37 players as they look for the next diamond in the rough on the waiver lines. In the next week or two, they will be able to sign a few players to stash away for depth at the minor league level.

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