Brewers Claim Jeff Bianchi

The Brewers claimed infielder Jeff Bianchi off waivers from the Cubs, according to a press release.  The addition brings Milwaukee's 40-man roster count to 39 and opens a spot for new Chicago starter Paul Maholm.

Bianchi, 25, was drafted by the Royals in the second round in 2005.  He spent his entire career with their minor league teams, until the Cubs claimed him on waivers in December.  Bianchi hit .259/.320/.333 in 499 Double-A plate appearances last year, playing the middle infield positions.

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