The Cubs have claimed left-handed reliever Edgar Olmos from the Mariners, the teams announced this afternoon. Olmos was designated for assignment earlier this week.
Olmos, 26 in April, logged 14 innings for the Mariners last season. He yielded seven runs but also walked eight batters against just four strikeouts in his limited Major League action. The lefty has bounced from the Marlins to the Rangers to the Mariners and now the Cubs since 2013 but throws hard for a lefty, having averaged 93.3 mph with his fastball in his 19 Major League frames. Olmos pitched to a 3.55 ERA with 9.3 K/9 against 3.5 BB/9 at Triple-A last year and has held opposing lefties to respective OPS marks of .628 and .619 in 2015 and 2014 (combined Major League and minor league numbers).