NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Wade Miley was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from Cincinnati on Friday, a stunning cost-cutting transfer by the Reds.
A left-hander who turns 35 on Nov. 13, Miley was 12-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 28 begins, and he threw his first profession no-hitter in a 3-0 win at Cleveland on May 7.
His $15 million, two-year contract features a $10 million choice for subsequent season with a $1 million buyout.
Chicago is looking for pitching after going 71-91. The Cubs’ 4.87 ERA ranked twenty seventh among the many 30 groups.
Miley is 97-92 with a 4.15 ERA in 11 years within the majors. He additionally has pitched for Arizona, Boston, Seattle, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Houston.
A slew of waiver claims noticed San Francisco get right-hander Hunter Harvey from Baltimore.
Outfielder Tim Locastro went to Boston from the Yankees, infielder Andrew Velazquez to the Los Angeles Angels from the Yankees, outfielder Greg Allen to Pittsburgh from the Yankees right-hander Jharel Cotton to Minnesota from Texas, left-hander Ryan Sherriff to Philadelphia from Tampa Bay, outfielder Austin Dean to San Francisco from St. Louis and left-hander Francisco Perez to Washington from Cleveland.
Among potential free brokers, All-Star third baseman José Ramírez’s $12 million’s choice was exercised by Cleveland. The Indians declined a $7 million choice on catcher Roberto Pérez, who will get a $450,000 buyout.
Right-hander Alex Colomé’s $6.25 million choice was declined by Minnesota, triggering a $1.25 million buyout.
San Francisco declined right-hander Johnny Cueto’s $22 million choice and should pay a $5 million buyout to finish a $130 million, six-year contract. The Giants exercised choices on left-hander José Álvarez ($1.5 million) and infielder Wilmer Flores ($3.5 million).
Right-hander Joe Kelly’s $12 million choice was declined by the Los Angeles Dodgers, triggering a $4 million buyout and finishing a $25 million, three-year contract.
San Diego exercised choices on right-handers Craig Stammen ($4 million) and Pierce Johnson ($3 million), and the Padres declined choices on right-hander Keone Kela ($800,000) and outfielder Jake Marisnick, who will get a $500,000 buyout reasonably than a $4 million wage.
Outfielder Adam Duvall grew to become eligible for wage arbitration. The Braves, who acquired him in July from Miami, exercised his $7 million mutual choice, however he declined it and triggered a $3 million buyout.
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