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Clarkin claimed after less than week with Cubs

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Ian Clarkin #64 of the Chicago White Sox poses during Photo Day on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Dave Durochik/MLB Photos via Getty Images) (David Durochik/Getty Images)
November 26, 2018

CHICAGO -- Ian Clarkin's time with the Cubs organization didn't last long.The 23-year-old left-hander was claimed by the White Sox off waivers on Monday after the Cubs claimed Clarkin off waivers on Tuesday. The White Sox originally acquired Clarkin from the Yankees on July 18, 2017, as part of a

CHICAGO -- Ian Clarkin's time with the Cubs organization didn't last long.
The 23-year-old left-hander was claimed by the White Sox off waivers on Monday after the Cubs claimed Clarkin off waivers on Tuesday. The White Sox originally acquired Clarkin from the Yankees on July 18, 2017, as part of a seven-player trade sending outfielder Blake Rutherford, the team's current No. 7 prospect per MLB Pipeline, among others to the White Sox in exchange for third baseman Todd Frazier and right-handed pitchers Tommy Kahnle and Player Page for David Robertson.
Clarkin produced a 4-5 record with a 4.76 ERA over 25 games (12 starts) between Class A Advanced Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham last season. He was originally selected 33rd overall by the Yankees in the 2013 MLB Draft. Clarkin's return increases the White Sox 40-man roster to 39.

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