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Royals claim pitcher Chris Volstad on outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs

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KANSAS CITY, MO (October 26, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals today have claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad on Outright Waivers from the Chicago Cubs.  The addition of Volstad gives the Royals 40 players on the active 40-man roster.

The 26-year old Volstad made 21 starts in his lone season with Chicago, finishing 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 111.1 innings.  The 6-foot-8, 230-pounder is 35-51 with a 4.87 ERA in 124 career appearances (123 starts) since debuting with the Marlins in 2008.  A native of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Volstad was originally selected by the Marlins in the first round of the 2005 June Free Agent Draft (16th overall).

For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Media Relations Department at (816) 921-8000.

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