Rays Claim John Gaub

The Rays have claimed left-hander John Gaub off of waivers, the Cubs announced. The Cubs also announced that they placed right-hander Marcos Mateo on the 60-day disabled list to create 40-man roster space.

Gaub, 26, appeared in four games for the 2011 Cubs after spending most of the season in the minor leagues. He posted a 3.42 ERA with 12.2 K/9 and 6.5 BB/9 in 55 1/3 innings for the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa affiliate. Left-handed relievers J.P. Howell and Jake McGee made the Rays' Opening Day roster and Cesar Ramos and Alex Torres are minor league options.

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3 Comments on "Rays Claim John Gaub"

3 years 4 months ago

Is this to make space for Blake DeWitt on the 40-man roster? DeWitt is showing on Cubs AAA roster on their site. Or maybe another move entirely.

scott brecht
3 years 4 months ago

There was the shortstop they picked up the other day.  Too much going on to keep track of or to try to justify right now.  Still think Baker or Dewitt will be gone within the next few weeks.  

3 years 4 months ago

I hate when releavers releave