Clarking cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Clarkin should finally be able to settle down on the north side of Chicago after bouncing between the White Sox and Cubs three times already this offseason. Coming off a year in which he posted a 4.98 ERA in 68.2 innings for Double-A Birmingham, it would be surprising to see him make a big-league impact this season.
Clarkin was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the White Sox on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Clarkin was a roster casualty on the South Side when the Sox signed Kelvin Herrera. He's changed teams three times this offseason without ever leaving town, heading from the White Sox to the Cubs and back in November and going back north again now. The 23-year-old is coming off a season in which he posted an unimpressive 4.98 ERA at the Double-A level, so it's no surprise that his roster spot isn't secure.
Clarkin was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Tuesday. Clarkin was the roster casualty needed to free up a 40-man spot for Kelvin Herrera (foot), who was signed to a two-year deal Tuesday. The 23-year-old lefty spent the majority of the 2018 campaign with Double-A Birmingham, posting a 4.98 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 35:31 K:BB in 68.2 innings. He'll take a spin through waivers for the third time this offseason.
The Cubs claimed Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Clarkin, a supplemental first-round pick in 2013, spent the majority of the 2018 campaign with Double-A Birmingham, finishing the year with a 4.98 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 35:31 K:BB across 68.2 innings. The Cubs may look to pass the 23-year-old through waivers before the start of the season.
Clarkin (groin) was activated Monday from the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Birmingham and optioned to High-A Winston-Salem. Clarkin was sidelined for a month with the groin strain and completed three rehab starts in the Arizona League before being reinstated. Before getting injured, Clarkin had looked overmatched at the Double-A level with a 6.29 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 48.2 innings, so he'll move down a rung to face more appropriate competition.
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