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)|
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