Chicago Cubs Claim Pitcher Off Waivers From Mets

The Chicago Cubs have seized an opportunity by acquiring right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta off waivers from the New York Mets.

Uceta, a 25-year-old pitcher, has showcased potential despite experiencing mixed results in both the minors and majors.

His ability to generate strikeouts and wield a diverse range of pitches has garnered attention from scouts, making him an intriguing addition to the Cubs' roster.

Despite facing knee issues and struggles this year, Uceta's strengths prompted the move.

Over his three years in the majors, he holds a 5.80 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, with 41 strikeouts across 40.1 innings and 25 appearances.

Uceta's recent return from injury and successful completion of a minor league rehab assignment highlight his determination to regain form.

Initially assigned to the Iowa Cubs, he will continue recovering from knee surgery and addressing control concerns. The Cubs seem to have a dual approach in mind - fostering Uceta's development while also recognizing the potential rewards if he refines his skills.

With one minor league option remaining, Uceta's journey could involve earning a spot on the big league roster next year or navigating waivers. Photo Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports