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Royals claim Cubs righty Volstad off waivers

CBSSports.com wire reports
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have claimed pitcher Chris Volstad on outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

The Royals said Friday that the addition of the 26-year-old right-hander fills its active 40-man roster.

Volstad made 21 starts with Chicago and finished 3-12, with a 6.31 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 111.1 innings.

Since debuting with the Florida Marlins in 2005, Volstad has a 4.87 ERA in 124 appearances, including 123 starts.

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