Chicago Cubs Claim Guillermo Moscoso Off Waivers
The Chicago Cubs announced that they have claimed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. To make room for Moscoso on the 40-man roster, the Cubs have placed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-Day DL.
Moscoso will battle for the final spot in the bullpen with left-hander Hisanori Takahashi.
Moscoso has not been good this spring, posting a 0-2 record with a 12.86 era in 5 games (1 start). In 7 innings, Moscoso has allowed 10 runs, 15 hits, 4 home runs, 4 walks and has struck out 5. Moscoso has been on the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals roster this spring.
Moscoso was signed by the Detroit Tigers as a free agent in 2003 and has last played for the Colorado Rockies in the regular season. Moscoso is 29-years old.
Cory Wade is no longer in the mix for the final spot in the bullpen. The Cubs informed him yesterday that he will open the season with Triple-A Iowa.
My guess is Takahashi will win the final spot in the ‘pen. But to make that happen, the Cubs will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster as the 40-man roster is currently full. If Takahashi was to make the team, the Cubs will have to open to spots on the 40-man roster as infielder Brett Lillibridge will have to be added too.
Stay tuned … move moves are on the way!