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Cubs claim Ervin, add to outfield depth

The Cubs added to their outfield depth on Tuesday, claiming Phillip Ervin off waivers from the Mariners.

The addition of Ervin brings Chicago’s 40-man roster to 37, though only three (Ian Happ, Jason Heyward and now Ervin) are true outfielders. The Cubs non-tendered both Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. earlier this month, creating a need to bring in help from the outside. Cameron Maybin and Billy Hamilton, who ended the 2020 season with the North Siders, are currently free agents.

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