Cubs Claim Alex Hinshaw

The Cubs have claimed left-handed pitcher Alex Hinshaw off outright waivers, tweets Corey Brock of Hinshaw was designated for assignment by the Padres last Tuesday.

Hinshaw posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 28 innings of relief work for San Diego this season. He logged a strong strikeout rate of 11.6 K/9, but struggled with his control (6.4 BB/9). Prior to pitching for the Padres this season, he last appeared in the big leagues with the Giants in 2009.

Hinshaw is expected to join the Cubs in Milwaukee tomorrow in time for their series against the Brewers, tweets Doug Padilla of The Cubs, however, have yet to announce a corresponding roster move.  

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  1. Floyd7070 3 years ago

    Another bullpen lefty in the mix. Might be a good pick up.

  2. MLB643 3 years ago

    Picking up more arms. It’s a numbers game. Eventually one or more of these acquisitions will click and contribute. I like watching these moves with no emotional expectations invested as the Cubs rebuild the organization.

    • sdsuphilip 3 years ago

      Picking up a bunch of mediocre arms doesn’t mean one will stick.

      • baseball52 3 years ago

        Shawn Camp?

        • sdsuphilip 3 years ago

          Camp’s been solid and consistent since his major league debut in 04, only really had 1 bad season in 07, but other than that he has a WAR between .3-.7 in each season which is decent for a reliever. Hinshaw has never thrown enough strikes to be effective (6.1 BB/9 in minors, 6.84 in majors) he throws low 90s with a herky jerk delivery from left side and a ok slider but has no controll on any of his pitches.

          • mlbscout6 3 years ago

            For a lefty that’s not so bad tho since you are only gonna leave him in for 1 batter usually anyways. So if you use him in the capacity of bringing him in vs lefties where a strikeout is needed and the bases aren’t loaded, he can be pretty useful. Granted it’s not the most efficient use of a roster spot…..

  3. Not a ad pickup. Couldn’t hurt.

  4. eyeamskeletor 3 years ago

    been a fan of hinshaw since he was at san diego state and while he was in san francisco. he has a lot of potential, but as creech correctly states above, he has control issues. here’s hoping he does well in chicago!

    • Taylor Haberle 3 years ago

      If he has a 4.50 ERA in Petco, he’s in trouble.

  5. Shel K 3 years ago

    yet another name to be forgotten by next spring. If we’re dumpster diving, I’d rather give Prior a shot. Also Carpenter who the Blue Jays released might have been a better pick up.

  6. Taylor Haberle 3 years ago

    The aquisition of the year goes to….

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