The Cubs announced that they have claimed Cole Gillespie off waivers from the Giants. The outfielder was designated for assignment by San Francisco earlier this week.
Gillespie, 29, played in just three games for the Giants' varsity squad this season. In 269 plate appearances for the club's Triple-A affiliate this season, the outfielder slashed .277/.361/.455 with nine homers. Gillespie is expected to provide the Cubs with depth in the outfield but will not yet report to the club today, according to the press release.