The Chicago Cubs on Friday claimed left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles, who designated him for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Odrisamer Despaigne last week.
The Orioles had been planning to invite Riefenhauser to major league camp had he cleared waivers, but instead they remain with 30 pitchers coming to big league spring training when pitchers and catchers report next week.
Riefenhauser, who ended last season with the Tampa Bay Rays, is now on his fourth team since he last pitched in a major league game. The Rays sent him to the Seattle Mariners in a deal that netted three major league pieces for Tampa Bay, then the Orioles acquired...
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.