A pair of roster moves involving the Chicago Cubs were reported this afternoon, with the team claiming Yankees reliever Brett Marshall off waivers and also losing recently acquired Liam Hendriks to the Orioles via waivers.
Marshall, 23, was a sixth-round pick of New York in the 2008 draft. He made his big league debut last season, making three relief appearances and finishing one game for the Yankees. He allowed six earned runs and 13 hits in a dozen innings of work.
In six minor league seasons, the righty went 36-32 with a 4.07 earned run average in over 600 innings of work. He pitched to the tune of a 1.357 WHIP and allowed 8.8 H/9 during that time span.
Hendriks was claimed by the Cubs off waivers earlier this month from the Minnesota Twins. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com was the first to report the O’s claiming Hendriks.