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Cubs claim Ramirez off waivers from Sox

Catcher Max Ramirez, who was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox from the Texas Rangers on Jan. 5, is now heading to the Chicago Cubs. The Sox announced that Chicago had claimed Ramirez off waivers on Monday when Boston had to open a spot for reliever Hideki Okajima.

Okajima's deal became official Monday.

Ramirez, 26, batted .217 in 26 games for Texas last season.