{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Cubs claim Gutierrez off waivers, designate Recker

Cubs claim Gutierrez off waivers, designate Recker

|
Cubs claim Gutierrez off waivers, designate Recker
The Cubs claimed right-hander Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins on Wednesday, designating catcher Anthony Recker for assignment.

Gutierrez, 26, went 15-20 with a 4.11 ERA the last five seasons in the Twins' Minor League system after being selected by the club in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. He has made 136 Minor League appearances, 32 of which have been starts.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound righty went 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA in 10 relief appearances last season with Triple-A Rochester, before a right shoulder injury ended his season in June. He had surgery in July and resumed throwing earlier this month.

Recker was acquired by the Cubs from the Athletics on Aug. 27, batting .167 in nine games with the Cubs.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español