Utility man Reinheimer claimed from Mets

Gore, Freeman are outrighted off Cubs' 40-man roster

November 2nd, 2018

CHICAGO -- The Cubs claimed infielder off waivers from the Mets and activated outfielder and pitchers , and off the 60-day disabled list on Friday.

In addition, outfielder and infielder were both outrighted off the 40-man roster. With the moves, the Cubs' 40-man roster now stands at 39.

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Reinheimer, 26, spent the last two seasons with the D-backs in 2017 and the Mets in '18, seeing action in 23 games and batting .143. A right-handed batter, he spent most of this past season at Triple-A, batting .257 with 12 doubles, two triples, five homers and 26 RBIs in 66 games for the D-backs and Mets' affiliates. He made his Major League debut with Arizona on Aug. 1, 2017, at Wrigley Field.

Reinheimer is versatile. While in the Minors, he's played 505 games at shortstop, 73 games at second base, 57 games at third and four games in left field.

Gore was 6-for-6 in stolen-base attempts in 14 games with the Cubs, while Freeman was called up Sept. 22 as insurance and had one plate appearance.



As expected, the Cubs did not make a qualifying offer to any of their free agents. That list includes infielder , catcher Bobby Wilson and pitchers , , and .