Cubs claim pitcher Edgar Olmos from Mariners
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The Cubs have claimed left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Seattle Mariners, the team announced on Friday.
Olmos, 25, was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in six appearances—two starts—last season with the Mariners. In his career, Olmos is 1-1 with a 5.21 ERA in 11 games.
The 6-4, 220-pound pitcher was taken by the Marlins in the third round of the 2008 draft. In the minors, Olmos struck out 449 in 522.2 innings pitched.
Olmos was the subject of some controversy last season when a shoulder injury was discovered after he had been claimed off waivers by the Rangers.
It’s been a roller-coaster year for the 25-year-old California native, who was claimed off waivers by the Mariners from the Marlins in the offseason, then released and picked up by the Rangers — only to be returned to Seattle after a shoulder injury cropped up during the waiver process in Spring Training.
The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 37.