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Cubs claim 1B Frank Schwindel from Athletics

The 29-year-old has hit .317/.362/.630 with 16 home runs, 41 RBIs and a .992 OPS in 45 games in Triple-A this season.

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The Chicago Cubs claimed first baseman Frank Schwindel off waivers from the Oakland Athletics and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

The 29-year-old went 3-for-20 in eight games for Oakland earlier this season and has hit .114 in 14 games across two MLB seasons. He signed a minor league contract with Oakland during the winter and selected him to their MLB roster in June. The Athletics designated him for assignment earlier this week.

Schwindel has hit .317/.362/.630 with 16 home runs, 41 RBIs, and a .992 OPS in 45 games in Triple-A this season.

With Schwindel’s addition, the Cubs have filled their 40-man roster.

Schwindel is the second first baseman the Cubs have added to their system this month after acquiring prospect Bryce Ball from the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Joc Pederson.

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