9/4 Cubs claim RHP Diamond
The Cubs have claimed right-handed pitcher Thomas Diamond off the waivers from the Rangers. He will join Triple-A Iowa’s roster.
Diamond was 2-3 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 games with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma this season. He missed time in early May because of right shoulder tendinitis. A first-round pick in the 2004 Draft, Diamond was named the Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year in ’05 after going 13-4 with a 3.53 ERA at Class A Bakersfield and Frisco.
— Carrie Muskat