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Pitcher Cleto claimed off waivers by White Sox

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Right-handed pitcher Maikel Cleto has been claimed off outright waivers from the Royals by the White Sox.

Cleto was designated for assignment on Feb. 17 to make roster room for outfielder Jimmy Paredes, who was claimed off waivers from the Orioles.

In parts of the last three Major League seasons with St. Louis, Cleto had no record and a 10.34 ERA in 13 relief outings. Although he gave up 18 runs on 25 hits, he also had 26 strikeouts in just 15 2/3 innings.

Cleto, 25, had a 1-2 record and a 3.55 ERA in 19 games for Triple-A Omaha last season.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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