Cubs claim Donn Roach off waivers from Padres

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Right-hander Donn Roach has been claimed off waivers by the Cubs after being designated for assignment by the Padres last week.

Roach was the Angels’ third-round draft pick in 2010 and got traded to the Padres in 2012 along with Alexi Amarista for Ernesto Frieri.

At the time he was considered a decent prospect, but Roach is now 25 years old and has a 3.95 ERA with just 126 strikeouts in 237 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He also posted an ugly 17/15 K/BB ratio in his 30-inning debut for the Padres this season.