The Cubs have claimed outfielder Johneshwy Fargas off waivers from the Mets and created a spot on the 40-man roster by transferring lefty Brad Wieck from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, per a club announcement. Fargas, who was designated for assignment by the Mets earlier in the week, has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Prior to this afternoon’s game against the Cardinals, the Cubs reinstated reliever Ryan Tepera from the 10-day injured list. Bullpen mate Brad Wieck was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 7, with an irregular heartbeat. Additionally, the Cubs recalled southpaw Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Iowa and optioned righty Cory Abbott. Tepera landed on the IL due to