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Cubs roster move: Ian Clarkin re-claimed on waivers from White Sox

It’s his third waiver move since November.

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On November 20, the Cubs claimed Ian Clarkin on waivers from the White Sox.

Six days later the Cubs waived him and the Sox re-claimed him.


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.