Cubs Claim Frankie De La Cruz

The Cubs claimed right-hander Frankie De La Cruz off of waivers from the Brewers, Tom‏ Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tweets. The Brewers now have one open spot on their 40-man roster.

De La Cruz made 11 appearances with the 2011 Brewers, posting a 2.77 ERA with nine strikeouts and five walks. The 28-year-old spent most of last year as a starter at Triple-A, where he had a 3.88 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 137 innings.


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9 Comments on "Cubs Claim Frankie De La Cruz"


AisoRed
3 years 5 months ago

This guy has no control with his pitches.

imachainsaw
3 years 5 months ago

this seems pointless

3 years 5 months ago

Certainly an odd move.  

3 years 5 months ago

Good riddance, was scared that he might actually make the team. Now they can put one of the quality young guys in the pen.

ratmoss
3 years 5 months ago

Why?  Didn’t the Cubs have a slew of less-than-stellar pitching options already in camp to consider?  Wouldn’t the loser of the Volstad/Wells/T. Wood battle be destined for long man out of the pen anyways?

3 years 5 months ago

Increase competition is always good.

BarrelMan
3 years 5 months ago

They’d have to pass him through waivers for AAA, but yea, no-risk experiment for north-siders.

toddcoffeytime
3 years 5 months ago

The Brewers have pretty decent pitching depth, and Frankie De La Cruz is not very good.  He had an outside chance, at best, to become a middle reliever/swingman in Milwaukee–and even then only if Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta, and Michael Fiers are all injured this Spring.

daveineg
3 years 5 months ago

 Where are you getting that Brewers have very little pitching depth?  I think the Brewers thought he’d slip through waivers (he’s out of options) so they could assign him, but Cubs grabbed him.  That’s not surprising.  Sveum was a Brewer coach last year and Bosio the pitching coach worked for the Brewers too.  He’s no lock to make the Cubs either.