Friday, June 1, 2012

Cubs make roster moves and start four-game series against Giants in San Francisco tonight

The Cubs will play game one of a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants tonight at 9:15pm CT at AT&T Park, where Paul Maholm will start for the Cubs and try to keep the team's winning streak (which is currently at three games) going.

During the off-day yesterday, the Cubs signed free agent pitcher Shane Lindsay and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.  They also released pitcher Nate Robertson, who is now a free agent.

Today, the Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.  Asencio will be on 25-man roster.  In a corresponding move, the Cubs designated right handed pitcher Michael Bowden for assignment.  Bowden was acquired in the Marlon Byrd trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The Cubs acquired former Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Jairo Asencio today (US Presswire photo)
The Cubs have named Triple-A Iowa first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Single-A Daytona right-handed pitcher P.J. Francescon as minor league player and pitcher of the month for May.

Stay tuned for a postgame update!

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