Cubs claim RHP Merryweather off waivers from Blue Jays

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have claimed pitcher Julian Merryweather off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Merryweather appeared in 26 games for Toronto last season, going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA. The 6-foot-4 right-hander struck out 23 in 26 2/3 innings. To make room for Merryweather on the 40-man roster, right-hander Manuel Rodríguez was designated for assignment. Rodríguez went 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA and four saves in 14 relief appearances for Chicago last year.

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