The Cubs claimed reliever Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox, the Cubs announced Sunday before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander was designated for assignment by Boston earlier this week amid a series of roster moves.
The Red Sox acquired Varvaro in an offseason trade with the Atlanta Braves. The 30-year-old posted a 2.74 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 123 appearances spanning 128 innings the last two seasons with Atlanta.
Varvaro, who has a reputation of being tough on left-handed hitters, allowed five earned runs on 14 hits and six walks in nine appearances spanning 11 innings with Boston before his departure.
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