The Cubs announced the acquisition of pitcher Geovanni Soto from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred Kyle Schwarber to the 60-day disabled list.
Soto, 24, made his major league debut last season and made six appearances spanning 3 1/3 innings. He recorded neither a strikeout nor a walk. Soto spent most of the season with Triple-A Columbus, compiling a 2.68 ERA with a 51/29 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings.
Schwarber, sadly, suffered a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee when he collided with teammate Dexter Fowler in the outfield on Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He’ll miss the entire 2016 season.