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Cubs Waive Liam Hendriks Goodbye, Claim Brett Marshall

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Liam, we hardly knew ye.

Jim McIsaac

The Cubs "career" of righthander Liam Hendriks lasted just 10 days:

One can forgive Carrie for misspelling "Hendriks", as she probably never even met him.

Hendriks' place on the Cubs' 40-man roster didn't stay empty for long:

Marshall is a 23-year-old righthander (24 in March; he's two days older than Starlin Castro) who pitched three games in relief for the 2013 Yankees. He was the Yanks' sixth-round pick in the 2008 draft and had a decent minor-league record until last year in Triple-A, when he posted a 5.13 ERA and 1.529 WHIP for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Still, at 24 next year, there's possible upside for a pitcher like this. I know this isn't very exciting; it's basically another offseason roster Jenga move, and perhaps the best summary of these two waiver claims is from this response to Chris Cotillo's tweet:

Indeed. Happy Festivus, everyone. The Cubs' 40-man roster remains full with this move.