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Welington Castillo
Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch

LHP Mike Kickham was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Giants on Dec. 23. Kickham, 26, made two September relief appearances for San Francisco last season, allowing five runs in two innings. In 27 starts for Triple-A Fresno, he went 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA. He gave up 171 hits in 148 1/3 innings with 64 walks, the fifth most in the Pacific Coast League, and a career-high 131 strikeouts. Kickham made his major league debut in 2013 and went 0-3 with a 10.16 ERA in 12 games (three starts) for the Giants that year. C David Ross finalized a two-year, $5 million deal with the Cubs on Dec. 23. Ross, 37, is reunited with his former Boston batterymate, LHP Jon Lester, who also signed with the...

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