CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed catcher Steve Clevenger on the 60-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained left abdomen and claimed pitcher Kameron Loe off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
They also optioned right-hander Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa after losing to San Francisco in 10 innings.
The Cubs said earlier in the day that Clevenger was expected to miss at least six weeks and would be placed on the 15-day DL when Darwin Barney returns from a deep cut on his left knee.
That plan changed.
Instead, they put him on the 60-day DL to make room for Loe, who has pitched in parts of nine seasons with Texas (2004-08), Milwaukee (2010-12) and Seattle (2013). Loe was 1-1 with a 10.80 ERA in four relief appearances with the Mariners before being designated for assignment on April 11.
Clevenger has appeared in eight games and has one hit in eight at-bats. He injured the left oblique muscle and fell to the ground in pain when he struck out to end Saturday's loss to San Francisco.