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Updated: February 12th, 2014 2:16pm
Twins claim Cubs pitcher Brooks Raley off waivers

Twins claim Cubs pitcher Brooks Raley off waivers

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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The Twins claimed Brooks Raley off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the Twins announced Wednesday.

He will be added to the 40-man roster and report to spring training with Minnesota. The Twins now have a full 40-man roster.

Raley, a lefthanded pitcher, pitched 14 innings out of the Cubs' bullpen last season. The year before that, he went 1-2 in five starts across 24 1/3 innings. 

He pitched 141 1/3 innings for the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate in 2013, where he struck out  95 batters and walked 45. He throws a high-80s fastball, a mid-80s slider, a mid-80s changeup and a mid-70s curveball, according to Fangraphs.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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