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.

7 Responses to Cubs Designate Alex Hinshaw For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Didnt they just claim him recently?

    • 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 ago

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

    • BosephHeyden 3 years ago

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

  2. camerondatzker 3 years 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. FloormasterSqueeze 3 years ago

    Let’s hear it for Hinshaw!

  4. Sdarrens 3 years ago

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

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