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Cubs call up Socolovich to add bullpen depth

Cubs call up Socolovich to add bullpen depth

Cubs call up Socolovich to add bullpen depth
CHICAGO -- The Cubs on Sunday recalled right-handed reliever Miguel Socolovich, who was claimed off waivers from the Orioles on Aug. 23.

Socolovich, 24, was 4-0 with two saves and a 2.11 ERA in 31 relief appearances between Triple-A Norfolk and Triple-A Iowa. He struck out 57 hitters over 55 1/3 innings and walked 14.

He was a non-roster invitee to the Orioles' Spring Training camp, and had three stints with the big league team, appearing in six games. He was designated for assignment Aug. 14.

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The Cubs already have used a franchise high 27 pitchers this season. It's the most since 25 hurlers were used in 1999.

The 27 pitchers used ranks third-most in the Major Leagues this year behind the Blue Jays (32 pitchers) and Padres (30).

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