Cubs claim Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Rangers


Hold on to your hats, folks, because you’re never going to believe this one: reliever Gonzalez Germen has been claimed off waivers. This time, he’ll be going from the Rangers to the Cubs, per ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

In case you’ve not been following Germen-related news this off-season, here’s a synopsis:

  • Through December 14: Germen gainfully employed by the Mets
  • December 15: Mets designate Germen for assignment
  • December 19: Yankees acquire Germen from the Mets for cash considerations
  • January 13: Yankees designate Germen for assignment
  • January 20: Rangers acquire Germen from the Yankees for cash considerations
  • January 21: Rangers designate Germen for assignment (to make room for Carlos Corporan on the 40-man roster)
  • January 23: Cubs claim Germen off waivers from the Rangers

In a little over a month, Germen has been with four organizations and counting. He may not want to sign a lease in Chicago until the dust settles.

Germen, 27, has a career 4.31 ERA and a 64/30 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings in the big leagues.