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Cubs claim C Brian Serven off waivers

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today claimed catcher Brian Serven off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 38. 

Serven, 28, has batted .240 (315-for-1,314) with 75 doubles, six triples, 49 homers, 180 RBI and a .310 OBP in seven minor league seasons with Colorado. He was named a 2018 Organization All-Star after hitting .268 (78-for-291) with 22 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 46 RBI, a .326 OBP and a .488 slugging percentage in 83 games with High-A Lancaster. 

The six-foot Serven made his major league debut with Colorado May 18, 2022, and played 62 games that season, going 38-for-187 (.203) with four doubles, one triple, six home runs, 16 RBI and 19 runs scored. His first two career major league hits came via the long ball on May 21, 2022, in his second career game.

Serven appeared in 11 games with the Rockies in 2023, batting .130 (3-for-23) with one double and one RBI. The backstop had two stints on the injured list, May 30-June 6 and July 31-Sept. 26, with a concussion and a left thumb sprain, respectively. In 38 games with Triple-A Albuquerque last year, he hit .199 (30-for-151) with five doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI.

The Palm Desert, Calif., native was selected by Colorado in the fifth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University.

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