Cubs claim RHP Julian Merryweather off waivers from Blue Jays

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(670 The Score) The Cubs have claimed right-hander Julian Merryweather off waivers from the Blue Jays, they announced Tuesday.

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Merryweather, 31, had a 6.75 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 26 appearances for Toronto in 2022, when he also missed nearly three months with a left abdominal strain. He has a 5.64 ERA in 47 appearances across three MLB seasons. The Blue Jays recently designated Merryweather for assignment.

Cleveland selected Merryweather in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB Draft. To make room for Merryweather on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated right-hander Manuel Rodriguez for assignment.

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