Cubs Designate Alex Hinshaw For Assignment

The Cubs designated left-hander Alex Hinshaw for assignment just nine days after claiming him from the Padres, Doug Padilla of reports (on Twitter). The Cubs called up right-handed reliever Blake Parker in a related move.

Hinshaw posted a 4.50 ERA with 11.6 K/9 and 6.4 BB/9 in 28 innings with the Padres before being claimed off of waivers by Chicago on August 19th. He appeared in two games for the Cubs, recording just one out. The 29-year-old allowed three home runs to the Brewers last night and didn't record an out.

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7 Comments on "Cubs Designate Alex Hinshaw For Assignment"

3 years 1 day ago

Didnt they just claim him recently?

3 years 1 day ago

Read the first sentence. 😛

Yes, and he was AWFUL last night. Two singles and then back-to-back-to-back HRs.

Carlos M
3 years 1 day ago

They weren’t regular HR’s either. Those balls were crushed!

3 years 1 day ago

That’s pretty much been their MO this year: claim guys other teams DFA and pray they work. So far…not so much.

3 years 1 day ago

I think that Alex Hinshaw would be a deal of Sabean’s. Hinshaw is a Ex-Giants Pitcher and would be signed to a minor league deal.

3 years 12 hours ago

Let’s hear it for Hinshaw!

2 years 11 months ago

The A’s should pick him up as a middle reliever.