Six days later the Cubs waived him and the Sox re-claimed him.
LHP Ian Clarkin moving down the red line once again.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) January 16, 2019
Today: Cubs claim off waivers from White Sox
Nov. 26: White Sox claim off waivers from Cubs
Nov. 20: Cubs claim off waivers from White Sox
Well done, Jordan — a waiver claim that can be done on the CTA’s Red Line (although, it’s unlikely Clarkin is even in Chicago this winter).
Ian Clarkin is a lefthander who was a first-round pick (33rd overall) of the Yankees in 2013 out of high school in San Diego. (Among those picked in that round after Clarkin were Michael Lorenzen and Corey Knebel.) He had some middling results in the Yankees organization before going to the Sox in 2017 in the deal that sent Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to New York. He hasn’t pitched above Double-A, but as a lefthander with a good arm, he’ll get a shot to be on the Iowa Shuttle this year.
With this move, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 39... until they waive Clarkin again, I suppose.