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Kansas City Royals claim pitcher Chris Volstad on waivers from Cubs

The Kansas City Royals have claimed pitcher Chris Volstad on outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

The Royals said Friday that the addition of the 26-year-old right-hander fills its active 40-man roster.

Volstad made 21 starts with Chicago and finished 3-12, with a 6.31 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 111.1 innings.

Since debuting with the Florida Marlins in 2005, Volstad has a 4.87 ERA in 124 appearances, including 123 starts.