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Chicago Cubs (64-57)

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L 10-13
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W 7-4
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Tor 2 - 3 ChC
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Cubs claim C Rivera off waivers from New York Mets

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have claimed veteran catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the New York Mets.

The 34-year-old Rivera is known for his defensive skills. He has thrown out 10 of 31 runners attempting to steal this season. He is batting .230 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 54 games.

The Cubs lost catcher Willson Contreras to a hamstring injury on Aug. 9. They got Alex Avila in a trade with Detroit last month and rookie Victor Caratini was promoted from the minors after Contreras went down, but the acquisition of Rivera gives them more insurance at the position.

AVG: K. Bryant.290
HR: A. Rizzo28
RBI: A. Rizzo83
SB: A. Rizzo8
W: J. Arrieta13
ERA: J. Arrieta3.63
Saves: W. Davis25
K: J. Lester155
NL Central
Chi Cubs 6457.529-
St. Louis 6359.5161.5
Milwaukee 6360.5122
Pittsburgh 5864.4756.5
Cincinnati 5271.42313
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (20)
Runs: 587 (9)
Hits: 1028 (22)
Home Runs: 176 (7)
Stolen Bases: 45 (25)
OBP: .333 (9)
SLG: .440 (8)
Total Bases: 1806 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.03 (8)
Runs Allowed: 535 (10)
Saves: 30 (14)
Strikeouts: 1058 (8)
OpBA: .237 (3)
OBP: .315 (10)
SLG: .400 (4)
Run Support: 4.89 (10)
Date Player Transactions
8/19 A. Brooks Designated for Assignment
8/19 R. Rivera Acquired Off Waivers NY Mets
8/18 J. Grimm Placed on 10-Day DL (Right index finger infection)
8/18 J. Lester Placed on 10-Day DL (Left shoulder fatigue)
8/18 F. Peña Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
8/18 J. Grimm Right index finger infection (on 10-day DL)
8/18 J. Lester Left shoulder fatigue (on 10-day DL)
8/10 W. Contreras Strained right hamstring (on 10-day DL)
8/9 K. Uehara Neck stiffness (on 10-day DL)
8/3 A. Russell Strained right foot (on 10-day DL)
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