Feb 13, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Eduardo Sanchez (52) throws during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs purchase contract of RHP Eduardo Sanchez

The Chicago Cubs made a move a day after trading outfielder Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees. Purchasing the contract of right handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa.

He’ll take Soriano’s spot on the roster. Sanchez, 24, was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on May 21st. Since joining Triple-A Iowa, he has limited opponents to a .195 batting average against, including a .152 mark by right handed hitters. He has not allowed a home run in 24.1 innings pitched.

He has gone 1-0 with an ERA of 1.50 and .167 batting average against in his last 10 outings beginning June 28th. Sanchez had an ERA of 3.71, going 1-1 with 1 save in 28 relief appearances.

In 8 minor league seasons, Sanchez has gone 15-12 with 46 saves and a 3.47 ERA in 235 appearances, all but 7 were relief.

The 24 year old right handed pitcher will be available for the Chicago Cubs tonight against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. He will wear uniform #52 . The bullpen for this team still needs work and could go down hill the rest of the season as a key part of their offensive help was recently traded.

But I have faith in my Chicago Cubs.

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