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.