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Friday, December 13, 2013
Cubs claim Hendriks, sign Roberts

By Jesse Rogers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, the club announced on Friday.

Hendriks, 24, is 2-13 with a 6.06 ERA in his career in parts of three seasons with the Twins. He was originally signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2007. In six minor league seasons he was 42-28 with a 2.99 ERA before making it to the big leagues in 2011.

The Cubs also signed infielder Ryan Roberts to a minor league contract, giving him an invite to spring training. Roberts, 33, has played for three teams since breaking into the league in 2006. He spent 2012-13 with the Tampa Bay Rays after achieving a career high in home runs, 19, with Arizona in 2011. He’s a career .245 hitter.