#Cubs claim LHP Riefenhauser
The Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos was designated for assignment.
Riefenhauser, 26, has spent parts of the last two seasons at the big league level with the Rays, going 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in 24 relief appearances. He was acquired by the Mariners as part of a six-player trade last Nov. 5 and acquired by the Orioles as part of a three-player deal on Dec. 2. He was designated for assignment on Feb. 4.
With Triple-A Durham last season, Riefenhauser went 4-2 with one save and a 2.86 ERA (11 ER/34 2/3 IP) in 29 relief appearances. He struck out 34 while walking only seven batters in 34.2 innings pitched, turning in a 0.92 WHIP.