In a minor move today, the Cubs picked up LHRP Alex Hinshaw as they continue to look for quality arms. Hinshaw has a 91-93 mph fastball and a good slider which he has used to strike out over 11 batters per 9 IP (10.38 career). The reason the 29 year old was available, however, is a career walk rate that approaches 7 (6.84).
Arodys Vizcaino was moved to the 60 day DL in a move that was a mere formality to open a roster spot. Players on the 60 day DL don't count against the 40 man roster and Vizcaino has already been out longer than that. He's not expected to be ready until spring training of next season.
No word on when Hinshaw will join the Cubs.
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