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Reds claim infielder Max Schrock off waivers from Cubs originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Infielder Max Schrock’s time with the Cubs was brief. Less than four months, to be exact.
The Reds claimed Schrock off waivers Wednesday, less than a week after the Cubs designated the 26-year-old for assignment. He never played for the Cubs.
The Cubs originally claimed Schrock off waivers at the end of October. Primarily a second baseman, Schrock had made his MLB debut in 2020 with the Cardinals. He played in 11 games last season and hit a home run at Wrigley Field in August.
The Cubs removed him from the 40-man roster last week to make room for the additions of outfielder Joc Pederson, starting pitcher Trevor Williams and reliever Andrew Chafin.
The Cubs’ plan for second base remains flexible. Nico Hoerner, 23, platooned with Jason Kipnis last season. With Kipnis a free agent, if the Cubs don’t add anymore infield depth, they have a few options. Hoerner, who hit .222 last season with limited at-bats, could step into a fulltime role. Or, he could split time with utility infielders David Bote and Ildemaro Vargas.
“What you really want is for someone to grab the job,” Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said this week.
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