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Cubs claim lefty reliever Rosario from Twins

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CHICAGO -- The Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario off waivers from the Twins on Friday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster is now at 33.

Rosario, 23, combined to go 1-0 with one save and a 3.84 ERA in 34 relief appearances between Class A Advanced Fort Myers and Double-A Chattanooga. He struck out 48 batters and walked 23 over 61 innings. With Chattanooga, he limited left-handed hitters to a .169 batting average against.

CHICAGO -- The Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario off waivers from the Twins on Friday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster is now at 33.

Rosario, 23, combined to go 1-0 with one save and a 3.84 ERA in 34 relief appearances between Class A Advanced Fort Myers and Double-A Chattanooga. He struck out 48 batters and walked 23 over 61 innings. With Chattanooga, he limited left-handed hitters to a .169 batting average against.

Rosario gave up one earned run over 13 2/3 innings in six relief outings with Chattanooga in May to earn his first big league callup on June 1, but he gave up eight runs over 2 1/3 innings in two relief appearances and returned to Chattanooga on June 10.

In 107 Minor League appearances, Rosario has an 18-22 record and 3.37 ERA over the last seven seasons with the Twins.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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