​Just ​a week after the Chicago Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin off waivers from the ​Chicago White Sox, the team on the south side claimed Clarkin off waivers to bring him back to their organization.


The Cubs' 40-man roster is back to 38.

Clarkin is a former first-round pick of the New York Yankees but was dealt to the White Sox in the Todd Frazier-David Robertson deal back in July 2017.


At three minor league levels last season, Clarkin made 25 appearances (12 starts) and posted a 4-5 record with a 4.76 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.

​​No matter the organization he's been a part of, the hope is the Clarkin will end up being a starter at the big-league level. However, once he gets his ​MLB opportunity, which could be as soon as 2019, expect him to start off his career in the bullpen, especially given he logged 13 games as a reliever last year in the minors.